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Commercial projects keep construction industry busy despite downturn in home building (01/03/10)
New hotels. New hospital buildings. New community centers, schools and park facilities. All that and more are on the list of commercial construction permits issued by Cape Girardeau and Jackson in 2009, one of the best years locally for big projects despite a recession that has seen a steep decline in new home building...
First Southeast Missouri baby of 2010 born at Saint Francis Medical Center (01/03/10)
LAURA SIMON~lsimon@semissourian.com Courtney Carroll holds her new baby daughter Logan Saturday, January 2, 2010, at St. ...
Volunteers help Cape family find new home (01/03/10)
A Cape Girardeau woman and her family forced out of their South Middle Street home by a fire early Wednesday morning have found new housing furnished by area volunteer groups. Volunteers from Love In the Name of Christ, or Love INC, delivered mattresses, couches, a kitchen table, clothing and more to Betty Johnson's new home on North Spanish Street on Thursday...
Two Scott County men arrested on meth charges (01/03/10)
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Thursday two Sikeston, Mo.-area men are in the Scott County Jail on methamphetamine- related charges. Richard W. Johnson, 27, and Shawn D. Thompson, 36, have both been charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and possession of methamphetamine precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Bond is set at $75,000 each...
Time running out for Delta to raise money for drainage project (01/03/10)
Time is running out to get the money for a project to reduce flooding in Delta. Representatives of the Little River Drainage District told the Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday that about $1 million in federal funding is set aside for the restoration of drainage near an 11-mile stretch along the remnants of the old Whitewater Creek.
Man pleads not guilty to alleged child abuse (01/03/10)
A Dunklin County man in jail charged with assaulting and abusing an infant as he changed her diaper has pleaded not guilty. David Kimball Jr., 22, pleaded not guilty last week before judge John Spielman. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 8. Kimball was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with first-degree felony assault and child abuse...
Two Cape Girardeau men arrested on drug charges (01/03/10)
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Thursday two Cape Girardeau men are being held on drug-related charges.
Lynn Hearnes, daughter of late Warren Hearnes, dies in Scott County auto wreck (01/03/10)
Lynn Hearnes, daughter of the late Gov. Warren Hearnes, was killed in a single-car accident Thursday in Scott County.
Two Poplar Bluff friends launch 'social tagging' networking platform (01/03/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two self-taught computer gurus from Poplar Bluff say they have developed a way to make cyberspace literally down-to-earth. The public beta for GroundMap was released on the Web last week, and the site's creators predict it is going to be the next best thing in social networking, sometime after version 1.1 is launched Jan. 15...
Thursday fire ruled accidental (01/03/10)
A Thursday night fire at 523 S. Minnesota Ave. in Cape Girardeau was determined to be accidental, according to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. Crews responded to the home at about 11:45 p.m. where they observed heavy smoke and fire coming out the back of the structure. All residents of the home were outside upon the fire department's arrival and no one was injured...
Limbaugh says tests show no heart ailments (01/03/10)
HONOLULU -- Conservative talk radio show host and Cape Girardeau native Rush Limbaugh said Friday tests showed nothing was wrong with his heart after he was hospitalized with chest pains. Limbaugh, 58, was released from The Queen's Medical Center two days after he was rushed there during a vacation. Doctors said he did not have a heart attack or heart disease...
Cable TV standoffs threaten viewing costs, choices (01/03/10)
CHICAGO -- Many questions remain for cable TV viewers nationwide even after Fox and Time Warner Cable settled their spat with a New Year's Day agreement. The deal was good news for more than 6 million Time Warner customers in the short term: College bowl and National Football League games, "American Idol" and a host of other popular Fox programs in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and other markets are appearing on their screens as usual...
Slow start dooms Redhawks (01/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team couldn't have envisioned a worse start to Saturday night's Ohio Valley Conference game. Southeast saw visiting Tennessee Tech score 16 of the first 18 points and eventually build an 18-point lead. The Redhawks made several strong second-half charges but couldn't come all the way back as they lost 82-73...
Southeast women grab first OVC victory (01/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team played one of its best first halves of the season. That was just enough for the Redhawks to squeeze out their first Ohio Valley Conference win. Southeast saw a 17-point lead evaporate, but the Redhawks made enough plays down the stretch to knock off visiting Tennessee Tech 61-56 on Saturday...
Jackson, Rams hope to finish on a high note (01/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- No three-hour plane trip this week. That's enough to put a smile on Steven Jackson's face, no matter how awful the St. Louis Rams' season has been. Happy to be home, the Pro Bowl running back is optimistic about his playing chances for today's finale against San Francisco. He blames forced inactivity on the flight to Arizona last week as the major factor that kept him out of that game when his herniated disk flared up in pregame warmups...
Lineman, like QB, came from Division II (01/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Just like the quarterback he'll likely help protect in the St. Louis Rams' finale, Roger Allen III took the back road to the NFL. The 323-pound guard landed at Missouri Western after an injury-prone senior year in high school combined with a poor ACT test score led to zero big-school scholarship offers...
Struggling Blues fire Murray (01/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The worst home record in the NHL led to the end of Andy Murray's tenure as St. Louis Blues coach. The franchise replaced the 58-year-old Murray on Saturday, hoping a younger man can better motivate a youthful roster that's underachieved. Davis Payne, coach of the Blues' AHL affiliate in Peoria, was appointed interim coach and coached St. Louis at home Saturday night against Chicago...
Last decade, Rams have taken quite a tumble (01/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Martz made it a point to relish the good times. The St. Louis Rams' three-year run from 1999 to 2001, including two Super Bowl trips and the franchise's lone title, was a "special place in time." The victory total from any of those glory years, when the Rams went 13-3, 10-6 and 14-2, easily trumps the 6-41 record the Rams have mustered under three coaches, two front offices and a revolving door roster the last three seasons...
Blues, new coach fall at home to Blackhawks 6-3 (01/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- New coach, same result for the St. Louis Blues. Another dud at home. Tomas Kopecky had his first two-goal game and third career multipoint effort for the Chicago Blackhawks, who spoiled Davis Payne's debut as Blues interim coach in a 6-3 victory Saturday night...
Ole Miss stops OSU 21-7 in Cotton Bowl (01/03/10)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dexter McCluster gave Mississippi fans a finale to remember, rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 2-yard run on a direct snap with 4:03 left as the Rebels beat No. 21 Oklahoma State 21-7 in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday...
Texas Tech trainer says he didn't agree with player's treatment (01/03/10)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A Texas Tech athletic trainer told university officials he did not agree with Mike Leach's treatment of receiver Adam James after the player was diagnosed with a concussion. In an affidavit obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Texas Tech athletic trainer Steve Pincock says he told James he was "sorry" for having placed the player inside an equipment shed near the practice field...
From the Pulpit: Finding her flock (01/03/10)
The Rev. Karen Dumey was raised in the Roman Catholic Church but converted to the Presbyterian faith in 1992. She became a minister six years ago. She received a master's of divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis and came to Westminster Presbyterian Church on Aug. ...
Jackson graduate completes basic training (01/03/10)
Air Force Airman Cody J. Polozeck graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Polozeck 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. ...
Kitten, friendly dog available for adoption (01/03/10)
New Year's Day can be every day (01/03/10)
It's truly awesome that every day can be New Year's Day. Each moment can be a New Year's moment. But because people celebrate the beginning of a new year each Jan. 1, one would believe that day was the only time one could start over. If you've ever been rejected, overlooked for a promotion or lost a loved one, it can be life-saving to realize the ordeal will eventually end. ...
Old patterns have no place in a new life (01/03/10)
"Do you want to get well?" To someone who believes they are well, it would be a strange question. To someone who has an obvious physical ailment or handicap, the question is downright odd. Jesus sees the man reclined by the pool of Bethesda and approaches him with this one penetrating question, "Do you want to get well?" Of course he does. Isn't the answer fairly obvious? He's been here day after day, year after year for the past 38 years. If anyone wanted to get well, it would be that man...
Saving money for the new year starts with a budget (01/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Do you keep track of your ATM withdrawals? Do you know what you spent on car repairs this year? Did you set aside cash for holiday spending? If your answers are "no," "no," and "no," there's a good chance you didn't keep your 2009 New Year's resolution to stick to a budget. Promising that next year will be different isn't enough. Even with the best intentions, common mistakes can lead to failure. Avoiding these pitfalls can make the difference for 2010...
Reading material to help keep resolutions (01/03/10)
Many people make the resolution to read more, but it begs the question of just what to read. Sure, you can peruse the shelves until a cover or title jumps out at you, but one boring book and your resolution will likely end. The Cape Girardeau Public Library, bright and inviting with walls and walls of free books to borrow, can help you find the latest titles while keeping your resolution to spend less money. ...
Good deed of the week 1/3/10 (01/03/10)
The Cub Scouts in pack 15 added a new element to a longstanding tradition this year. The pack, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau, has delivered cookies to the church's members in assisted living and retirement homes for several years. ...
Go exploring in 2010 (01/03/10)
While many stories have taken a look back at 2009 or at the decade that began the millennium, Good Times partnered with people in the community to look forward to 2010. Using that perfect round number, we compiled lists of top 10s -- CDs, books, places to go and places to volunteer...
Make the resolution: volunteer (01/03/10)
Though volunteer opportunities abound in Southeast Missouri, the Volunteer Intergenerational Center named 10 agencies that could use a helping hand in 2010. It wasn't an easy job for assistant director Andi Malick, as the Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer Intergeneratio nal Center coordinates volunteer opportunities for roughly 130 organizations. ...
The great hunt (01/03/10)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID Had you been looking just a few days before Christmas, you wouldn't have found me hanging ornaments on a tree, baking cookies or shopping for cashmere at the mall...
2010s stretch before us (01/03/10)
Dec. 31, 2009 Dear Julie, It's difficult at almost any age to project into the future and imagine yourself and your situation 10 years from now. Ten years ago, purveyors of Armageddon predicted that computers would stop working at midnight 2000, sending the world into chaos. Nothing happened...
Winter visitor a native Canadian (01/03/10)
The yellow-rumped warbler is a common and widely distributed little bird. It can be seen in Southeast Missouri during the winter. During the summer, this beautiful bird makes its home in the mountainous west, most of Canada and much of Alaska. In autumn, large flocks of yellow-rumped warblers migrate south and disperse over most of the southern quarter of the United States, all of Mexico and Central America...
Lynn Hearnes (01/03/10)
Lynn Hearnes Lynn Cooper Hearnes, 60, of St. Louis died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in an auto accident near Benton, Mo. She was born April 30, 1949, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the late Gov. Warren Eastman Hearnes and Betty Cooper Hearnes, who survives of Charleston, Mo.
Michael Obermann (01/03/10)
Michael Obermann Michael Wayne Obermann, 61, of Maryland Heights, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at 2030 Craig Road in Maryland Heights. He was born June 26, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to H.W. "Bud" and Betty Oxford Obermann.
Erwin Buchheit (01/03/10)
Erwin Buchheit PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Erwin W. "Speed" Buchheit, 93, of Perryville died Dec. 26, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 15, 1916, at Old Appleton, Mo., to Leo M. Buchheit and Anna Ponder Buchheit. He married Sylvia Berkbuegler on April 29, 1942. She preceded him in death March 2, 1962. He then married Cecelia "Mae" Moore L'Hote on May 14, 1966, She preceded him in death April 16, 2007.
Brandy Campbell (01/03/10)
Brandy Campbell Brandy Dianne Campbell, 35, of Okmulgee, Okla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born April 8, 1974, in Stillwater, Okla., to Gerald and Diana Merriman Campbell.
Larry Dumey (01/03/10)
Larry Dumey Our dearest husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Marine Cpl. Larry R. Dumey, started his eternal journey at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center surrounded by family members and friends. Larry was born to Elmer and Bertha Ann Vetter Dumey on Aug. 31, 1939, at old Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
William Anderson Sr. (01/03/10)
ULLIN, Ill. -- William Earl Anderson Sr., 78, of Ullin died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Junior Melvin officiating. Burial will be in Ullin Cemetery...
James Day (01/03/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- James F. "Bud" Day of Anna died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Madison Willis (01/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Madison E. Willis, 61, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in his home after a long battle with cancer. Madison was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Dyess, Ark., to the late Gene and Margaret Willis. He graduated as salutatorian of his senior class of Marked Tree High School. After shortly attending Arkansas State University, he accepted a management position with the Sterling Store Co. in Batesville, Ark...
Jack Johnson (01/03/10)
Jack Frances Johnson, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at DePaul Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Dec. 6, 1934, in Fornfelt, Mo., to Harry J. "Jack" and Allie Francis Jennings Johnson. He and Joan Louise Hopkins were married April 11, 1953, in Kelso, Mo...
Bernice Warren (01/03/10)
Bernice Dunn Warren, 90, of Bell City, Mo., was born March 28, 1919, at Bell City, the daughter of Walter and Zella Proffer Bollinger, and passed away Dec. 31, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Bernice had been a school teacher for many years at Bell City schools. She had also been a secretary for many years for Dunn Gas Co. in Bell City. She was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church and an active member of the United Methodist Women...
Penny Klingel (01/03/10)
Penny Lou Klingel, 49, of Jackson, beloved mother, sister, daughter and friend, left this earth Friday morning Jan. 1, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was always kind to anyone she met and affected many lives, and if you had met her she probably made an impact on your life also. ...
George Carter (01/03/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- George Wendell Carter, 80, of Jonesboro died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at his home. He was born March 17, 1929. in Lick Creek, Ill., to Fred and Esta Manus Carter. He married Mabel Merriman on Dec. 27, 1947. She survives him...
Kameron Worl (01/03/10)
Kameron James Dean Worl, infant son of Bryce Allen and Sarah Jacqueline Glueck Worl, was born at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, and died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He is survived by his parents, Bryce and Sarah Worl of Scott City; paternal grandparents, Greg and Melissa Worl of Scott City; maternal grandfather, Marvin Glueck of Oran, Mo.; great-grandparents, Ronald and Anita Worl of Scott City, Janice Payne of Whitewater, Roy Frazier of Sikeston, Mo., and Vernita Schott of Oran.. ...
Margaret Compas (01/03/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Margaret Compas, 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 10, 1928, in Chaffee to the late Gregory and Maggie J. Glency Westrich. Margaret married Ervin Compas on June 20, 1953, and he survives...
Charles Freeman (01/03/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Charles William "Sonny" Freeman, 70, of Marble Hill passed away Jan. 1, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 24, 1939, in Crowder, Mo., he was the son of J.C. and Beulah Wise Freeman. He married Erma Meyer on Aug. 11, 1972, in Moline, Ill...
Glasser - Johnson (01/03/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Wilfred and Karen Glasser of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Nora Glasser, to Josh Johnson. He is the son of Wayne and Rhonda Johnson of Jackson. Glasser is a 2007 graduate of Scott City High School. She is pursuing a degree in biomedical science in the pre-medicine program at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Chateau Girardeau...
Stone - Dillingham (01/03/10)
Bill and Shelly Stone of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Michelle Stone, to John Isaac Dillingham. He is the son of Stan and Joyce Dillingham of Egypt Mills. Stone is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a master's degree in occupational therapy from Maryville University in 2006. She is an occupational therapist with Jackson School District...
Syler - Weedon (01/03/10)
Bill and Georganne Syler of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Anne Syler of Dallas, Texas, to Luke Abraham Weedon. He is the son of Brenda Thrush and Daniel Weedon of Dallas. Syler received a bachelor of science degree from Texas Christian University, and a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law...
Zoellner - Romann (01/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Tanda Zoellner of Perryville announces the engagement of her daughter, Lanae Catherine Zoellner, to Nicholas Joseph Romann. He is the son of Craig and Vickie Romann of Perryville. Zoellner is a 2003 graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center's Children's Center in Cape Girardeau...
Cushman - Graham (01/03/10)
Mary Cushman of Perryville, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Melissa Cushman, to Justin Graham, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Steve Graham of Cape Girardeau and Tammy Curtis of Morley, Mo. Cushman is also the daughter of the late Michael Cushman...
Schreiner - 50 years (01/03/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schreiner of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 29, 2009, at Jackson Senior Center. Hosts were their son, Steve, and his family Diana, Cole and Athena. Schreiner and Janet Keesee were married Nov. 29, 1959, at Scott City Baptist Church...
Crites - 50 Years (01/03/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Crites of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands, and a dinner Jan. 2 at Casa Mexicana. Hosts for the dinner were their sons and daughters-in-law, David and Laura Crites of Elburn, Ill., and Jeffery and Cindy Crites of Jackson...
Fire report 1/3/010 (01/03/10)
Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Police report 1/3/010 (01/03/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Thefts Burglaries Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 1/3/010 (01/03/10)
Under the watchful eye of a Federal Aviation Administration representative, employees of Barton Air Traffic Control Inc. are training for the reopening of the control tower at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport; the tower, closed since August 1981, should reopen late this week or next week...
Letters about candidates (01/03/10)
For years, the Southeast Missourian has had guidelines for letters that encouraged readers to submit their opinions on topics of general interest. Those guidelines discouraged letters about candidates for public office. A new policy, effective immediately, gives letter writers an option for expressing their opinions about candidates...
Guidelines for letters to the editor and letters about political candidates (01/03/10)
1. Letters on topics of general public interest are welcomed. 2. All letters to be considered for publication must include the name and address of the the writer and a daytime telephone number where the writer may be reached during normal business hours...
Yes, Senator McCaskill, there is a Santa Claus (01/03/10)
Santa Claus represents the spirit of giving. This spirit is shared by all during the Christmas season. Family and friends join together to celebrate the holiday and exchange gifts. The giving of help and gifts to those less fortunate brings joy and happiness to those who give and to those who receive. The true meaning of the Christmas holiday has nothing to do with how big or how expensive the gifts are...
Running into the New Year (01/03/10)
Runners and walkers from 4 states, assembled in Sikeston on New Years Day for the Resolution Run. Participants braved the 7-degree wind-chill temperature for chance to leave with race hardware or just a sense of self-satisfaction, running into the New Year...
A New Face at the Aaron Sachs & Associates Personal Injury Law Office in Springfield, Missouri. (01/03/10)
Springfield, MO January 3, 2010 -- The New Year is upon us and with it comes a new addition to the Springfield personal injury law office of Aaron Sachs & Associates. Tom Chappell, AIC joins the law firm as Lead Investigator, after a 25-year career in insurance and claims investigation...
Inside Prison Walls ministry organizing concert (01/03/10)
Inside prison Walls Ministry is bringing Legacy Five to Cape Girardeau, Mo at the A.C.Brase Arena on January 16th 2010 for a fundraiser show for only $10 per ticket general admission and Reserved seating Gold $50 up close and personal and pasors seating gold for only $10. Silver reserved seating $25 still close to the front. Reserved seating for the deaf with sign interpetation being provided from 6 PM until 10PM...
First deer with muzzleloader (01/03/10)
Catlin took this buck with a muzzleloader near her home. 12-27-09
First Turkey (01/03/10)
JT Gabler killed his first turkey with his dad and friend Pat Pittman this year. He says he can't wait for turkey season this spring because he wants this to be the year that he fills both of his turkey tags for the first time.
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