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Kennett city government to vote on prescription for pseudoephedrine purchases (01/07/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Another Southeast Missouri city will consider requiring a prescription for the sale of medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The Kennett City Council recently received information from Bootheel Drug Task Force agents regarding a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the sale of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine without a prescription...
Bloomfield woman dies in weather-related accident (01/07/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. - A 75-year-old Bloomfield woman died today after the vehicle her husband was driving ran off the roadway and overturned in an icy ditch. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that at 5:50 a.m. Billy D. Lee, 76, was driving a 2008 Ford on Highway 25, 3 miles north of Advance. The Ford then veered off the roadway and overturned in the water-filled ditch...
Poplar Bluff kindergarten student left on bus for five hours Tuesday (01/07/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A kindergarten student escaped serious injury Tuesday after falling asleep and being left on his school bus for about five hours in bitterly cold temperatures.
Area livestock farmers brave freezing temperatures to care for animals (01/07/10)
Bone-chilling temperatures have made life a little more difficult this week for area farmers who care for cattle, goats and other livestock. Spending additional hours and money are among the headaches farmers such as Eva Rainwater of Wappapello, Mo., are facing as the temperature continues to remain well below the freezing mark...
Jetton waives appearance, attorney asks for new judge in Scott County assault case (01/07/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton sent attorney Stephen Wilson to court on his behalf today to enter a not guilty plea on felony assault charges.
Restaurant manager charged with making meth waives preliminary hearing (01/07/10)
A former Sonic shift manager charged with allegedly cooking methamphetamine in the fast-food restaurant waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp.
Patton man gets arraignment date for alleged statutory rape (01/07/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- James Primer, 41, of Patton, Mo., was bound over to Circuit Court Division II on Wednesday to stand trial for statutory rape and child molestation. Primer is accused of having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl that resulted in the birth of a child. Primer is scheduled to be arraigned in front of Judge Benjamin Lewis at 9 a.m. today. He remains in the Bollinger County Jail.
Salvation Army, Osage Centre to serve as warming centers (01/07/10)
Two warming centers will be open in Cape Girardeau over the next several days while extreme cold temperatures blanket the area. The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., and the Osage Community Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway, will be operating as warming centers during their normal hours. The Osage center will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. The Salvation Army facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours will be determined as the need arises. For more information, contact the Salvation Army at 335-7000 or the Osage Community Centre at 339-6342.
Man who called in bomb threat to Scott County Courthouse gets federal prison time (01/07/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., man will spend time in a federal prison after making a false bomb threat in June, according to KZIM KSIM.
Cape Girardeau Fire Department takes advantage of frigid weather for ice rescue training (01/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department performed an ice rescue training Wednesday in Capaha Park Lagoon to be better prepared in the event of a tragedy on ice.
Ferry between Missouri and Kentucky resumes regular operation (01/07/10)
Thanks to a dropping river level in Mississippi County, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry has resumed regular winter hours of operation this week. Over the past few weeks, the ferry had shortened afternoon operating hours due to the amount of debris in the river during high water. ...
Search for missing Stoddard County woman who disappeared Christmas Eve continues (01/07/10)
POWE, Mo. -- The search for a missing Bernie, Mo., woman continues, although efforts have been scaled back since the search began on Christmas Eve. Shirley Stratton, 49, was swept into the swollen ditch waters alongside Route U near the Powe community early on the morning of Dec. 24 while en route to her job in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Despite rescue attempts from two area residents who witnessed Stratton's 1999 Ford Taurus hydroplane and then travel into the rising flood waters, the woman was carried into the swift and muddy waters that flow into the St. Francis River.
Fire damages Cairo, Ill., home (01/07/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Firefighters battled an early morning fire for nearly two hours at a home in the 500 block of 21st Street. Captain Brandon Manker of the Cairo Fire Department said firefighters were called to the scene around 6 a.m. The fire started in the living room, Manker said, with the one-and-a-half story home receiving extensive smoke damage. The owners were remodeling and only one member of the family was at home. Manker believes the fire started from a heater in the living room. Members of the Cairo Auxiliary and Mounds, Ill., fire departments assisted the Cairo Fire Department.
3 contracts awarded for major road work in region (01/07/10)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded three contracts Wednesday for major road work in Southeast Missouri. Acting in its regular monthly meeting in Jefferson City, the commission awarded a $13.7 million contract for grading and paving the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 from the Fruitland exit to Route B near Biehle, Mo., in Perry County...
Illinois universities await overdue state funds (01/07/10)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The state's public universities are waiting for tens of millions of dollars in long-overdue state funding, but most say they're not ready to follow the University of Illinois' lead and furlough workers. However, many are planning as if they don't expect the state to become a more reliable source of money anytime soon, if ever...
KC police accuse man stuck in snow of rape (01/07/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of raping a woman in front of her two children after he knocked on her door late at night and asked for help getting a truck out of the snow. The 29-year-old suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was jailed while prosecutors decided whether to file charges...
Investigators hail input on church raid (01/07/10)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says anonymous responses to news stories posted on the Internet are painting an accurate picture of what investigators are seeking at a small Independence church, where guns, cash and documents were seized during a raid Monday...
Budget, ethics top Mo. lawmakers' 2010 agenda (01/07/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers convened their 2010 session Wednesday besieged by budget woes and perceptions of corruption. They pledged to clean up their image and keep government running without raising taxes. The challenges facing lawmakers contributed to a subdued mood as the House and Senate each gaveled into session around noon. They are scheduled to work until May 14...
Fredericktown, Mo., police officer accused of sex with children; being held in Cape Girardeau County (01/07/10)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- A Southeast Missouri police chief has been transported to the Cape Girardeau County jail and faces 16 counts of statutory sodomy for allegedly having sex with minors.
4-legged animals emerged earlier than thought (01/07/10)
LONDON -- The water-dwelling ancestors of modern-day mammals, reptiles and birds emerged onto land millions of years earlier than previously believed, researchers reported. A set of fossilized footprints show that the first tetrapods -- a term for any four-footed animal with a spine -- were treading open ground 397 million years ago, well before scientists thought they existed...
Storied programs to battle for title (01/07/10)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Nick Saban gave Mack Brown a cooler full of Alabama's favorite, Dreamland Bar-B-Que. Brown presented Saban with a pair of genuine Texas spurs. A quaint gesture, and a great photo op. But the big prize -- the one they really want -- is that crystal trophy Brown and Saban posed with Wednesday, and it goes to the winner of the BCS national title game...
Cardinals will pay Holliday through 2029 (01/07/10)
NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals will be paying Matt Holliday through 2029 under the $120 million, seven-year contract that is likely to be finalized today. Holliday will get $17 million a season in salary, but $2 million a year will be deferred without interest, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the sides have not announced financial details of the deal, which was subject to a physical...
High school roundup: Delta, St. Vincent reach tourney championship game (01/07/10)
All the scores from Wednesday night that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast gymnastics preview: Ewasko eager to keep winning tradition alive (01/07/10)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics program expects its run of success to continue under a new coach. Kristi Ewasko has replaced Tom Farden on an interim basis after Farden left to become an assistant at Arkansas. Southeast's goals haven't changed as the Redhawks shoot for a second consecutive Midwest Independent Conference title, a fourth straight academic national championship and an NCAA regional berth...
Redhawks women lose top scorer for season (01/07/10)
Jasmine Davis had established herself as one of the Ohio Valley Conference's top freshmen while leading the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team in scoring. But Davis' rookie collegiate season is over after just 13 games. An MRI revealed that Davis tore her anterior cruciate ligament and sprained her medial cruciate ligament in her left knee...
Hall of Fame welcomes Hawk (01/07/10)
NEW YORK -- Andre Dawson got up at 6 a.m. and went to the gym. Before going back home, he took a detour from his usual routine on the day Hall of Fame voting was announced. "I went by a cemetery to visit my mom and also my grandmother," he said. "It's the first time I had done that. I just felt a little bit more optimistic about this year, and I just wanted to share a few things at that grave site. It meant a lot to me to get out there."...
NBA suspends Arenas indefinitely (01/07/10)
NEW YORK -- Gilbert Arenas tried joking about his gun trouble. David Stern found none of it funny. Arenas was suspended indefinitely without pay Wednesday by the NBA commissioner, who determined the player's behavior made him "not currently fit to take the court."...
Missouri fends off pesky foe (01/07/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson never has placed much emphasis on style points. That was a good thing on a snowy Wednesday night, as Anderson's Tigers fought to a sloppy 74-45 victory over Savannah State to extend their winning streak to seven and finish nonconference play on a victorious note...
Reflecting on the past, anticipating the future (01/07/10)
New Year's Day is one of my favorite holidays -- the year is a clean slate, full of promise and expectant hope. One of my New Year's Day rituals is to journal about the things that happened in my life or things I learned in the past year. I love seeing how much I've grown as a person and remembering great times. This year I'll let you in on a few of the things that shaped my life in 2009...
Three high school groups chosen to perform at Missouri Music Educators Conference (01/07/10)
Performing a concert for your parents is one thing, but playing in front of a crowd of musical experts demands perfection. "This is 100-plus music teachers staring at you," said Christopher Bonner, a senior at Jackson High School. Bonner is a member of the high school's percussion ensemble, one of three area music groups chosen to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Conference later this month...
Backpack food program expanded to Blanchard (01/07/10)
The "Backpacks for Friday" program, which delivers nutritional meals and snacks to low-income children for the weekend, is being expanded to serve children at Blanchard Elementary School beginning this Friday. The backpack program, which started in September, is a collaboration between the Southeast Missouri Food Bank, the United Way of Southeast Missouri GRACES Women's Council and Cape Girardeau Public Schools. Eighteen students will be served during the first week at Blanchard...
Learning briefs 1/7/10 (01/07/10)
Scholarships Honors, achievements -- From staff reports Cody Helderman ...
Air creates an invisible shield (01/07/10)
Using a few materials from around the house you can learn how your lungs work. STEP 2: Secure the balloon around the neck of the funnel. STEP 3: Push the balloon and the neck of the funnel into the opening of the transparent plastic bottle. STEP 4: Continuously squeeze the sides of the transparent plastic bottle...
neXt up 1/07/10 (01/07/10)
"Daybreakers," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine "Youth in Revolt," rated R @ Cape West 14 Cine "Leap Year," rated PG @ Town Plaza Cinema Saturday Next Week "Army of Two: The 40th Day," PS3, PSP "Vancouver 2010 -- The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games," Xbox360...
The silence of snow, and other musings (01/07/10)
This is a time more for thinking than acting, for settling in rather than going, for talking and for listening, for sleeping and dreaming what is and what will be. That is the longing, for whatever is to come, knowing it will. Jan. 7, 2009 ...
James Thompson (01/07/10)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- James Thompson, 74, of Chicago, formerly of Olmsted, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Kathryn Burton-Jolls (01/07/10)
Kathryn "Kitty" Burton-Jolls, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Ratliff Care Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Barry Pfanstiel officiating. Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Cecelia Barrett (01/07/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Cecelia Josephine Barrett, 90, of Palmyra, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lessley Ridge Cemetery. Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill is in charge of arrangements...
Lorene Speer (01/07/10)
Lorene Mae Speer, 83, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was the daughter of Harry and Laura Worley Staples. She and William "Joe" Speer were married Oct. 26, 1965, in Cape Girardeau. Lorene was a beautician 26 years. She worked at Mr. Paul's Beauty Shop from 1964 to 1971. She opened her own shop, Mid Town Hairstyling, in 1975. She retired in 1996...
Delta Bradley (01/07/10)
Delta Marjorie Bradley of Jackson went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, with her husband, Norman, and her pastor, the Rev. David Pringle, at her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Alma Lemmon; a brother, Vernon Lemmon; and a daughter, Jane Wiley...
Steven Dunivan (01/07/10)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Steven Dunivan, 51, of Bell City died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at his home. He was born March 26, 1958, in St. Louis, son of Wesley and Shirley Bennett Dunivan. Survivors include four sons, Anthony Dunivan of Oran, Mo., Joe Marshall of Florida, John Marshall and Steven Dunivan of Dexter, Mo.; two brothers, Eddie Dunivan of Cape Girardeau, Stew Dunivan of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Donna Walker of Fruitland, Vonda Schemel and Shirl Staton of Cape Girardeau; and six grandchildren.. ...
Births 1/7/10 (01/07/10)
Daughter to Michael Scott Mohundro and Jennifer Marie Prost of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. Name, Lily Charlotte. Weight, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Ms. Prost is the daughter of Rick and Becky Prost of Cape Girardeau. She is a music teacher with the Cape Girardeau School District at Jefferson Elementary. Mohundro is the son of Larry and Mary Ellen Mohundro of Cape Girardeau. He is a photojournalist with KFVS 12...
Police report 1/7/10 (01/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Fire report 1/7/10 (01/07/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 1/7/10 (01/07/10)
Prosecuting attorney Larry Ferrell is considering asking Presiding Circuit Judge A.J. Seier to establish a standing grand jury that would serve as an investigative tool and speed up the judicial process. Elton Mirley of New Wells is appointed to the Cape Girardeau County Planning Commission by the County Commissioners; Mirley will assume the spot formerly held by Charles Englehardt...
Correction (01/07/10)
n Rick Essner's name was misspelled in a story about an open house zoning meeting. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Congressional voters for the week of Jan. 1-7 (01/07/10)
REQUIRING AUDITS BY PUBLIC COMPANIES: The House rejected an amendment sponsored by Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., to the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173) that would have struck provisions in the bill exempting some public companies from a requirement to submit to external audits of internal controls. ...
Helping homeless (01/07/10)
Several Southeast Missouri agencies received grants last month, totaling almost $1 million, to help the homeless. The grants are part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care effort to alleviate and end homelessness. ...
Incentives for getting fit (01/07/10)
Physical inactivity has been called the greatest public health problem of our time, and it contributes to the estimated $147 billion annual cost of obesity in the United States. Yet, as a nation, we still spend less than 1 percent of our total health care expenditures on prevention and wellness. This has to change...
Speak Out 1/7/10 (01/07/10)
THERE'S another good comment by Oliver Thomas of USA Today on the Opinion page of the Southeast Missourian commending the greatest generation again. "It's time to steal a play from members of the World War II generation. Those people took individual responsibility seriously. ...
Prayer 01/07/10 (01/07/10)
Protect us, O God, from storms and other calamities of this life. Amen.
2009 Re-cap of Obama Presidency (01/07/10)
TO KING OBAMA and HIS CONGRESSIONAL COURT YOUR 2010 WILL BE OUR 1776 The Declaration of Independence clearly states that when the will of the people has been discarded by an overreaching government, " it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards (people to protect) for their future security." So be warned. The 2010 and 2012 elections are approaching...
Sowers campaign releases video highlighting candidate's military experiences (01/07/10)
Rolla, MO (January 6, 2010)- The Tommy Sowers for Congress campaign released their third in a series of four candidate profile videos, this one highlighting Tommy Sowers's experiences as a soldier in the United States Army. The video was sent to Sowers's supporters with a testimonial from one of his Special Forces colleagues, former Army Major Jason Lewis. Although Lewis is a Republican, he had no qualms about endorsing Sowers...
National Guard hires Cape resident to full-time position at armory (01/07/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Spc. Stefanie Becker has been hired as a full-time supply technician to work at the Missouri National Guard armory in Cape Girardeau as part of the 735th Quartermaster Force Provider Company's Detachment 3. Becker, a 38-year-old native of Germany, has lived in the U.S. since 1993 and has been a member of the National Guard since 2008. Becker has two daughters, Jessica, 19, and Ashley, 14...
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns Trip (01/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department still has tickets remaining for the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns NBA trip on Monday, January 18th in Memphis TN. Game time is 4:30p.m., and the bus will be leaving from the Shawnee Park Sports Complex at 11:00a.m. ...
Uptown Jackson Winter Wonderland (01/07/10)
Last night the local forecast called for snow...you can say, we got it! Our little town has recently had an uptown makeover. This photo showcases our new street lamps. Notice the clock says 3:10am.
Feeding in the Snow (01/07/10)
little bird eating seed in the snow after the snow storm.
Red and White House (01/07/10)
The Red House in a white wonderland.
Frozen ice paddies (01/07/10)
The frozen ice in the Mississippi River reminds me of the flat lily pads we see in summer. If you haven't been down to the riverfront yet, be sure to go down and watch them as they swiftly spin while floating south. Quite an awesome sight to see!!
Icy Mississippi River (01/07/10)
Here's another pic of the ice paddies on the Mississippi River. Some of them are as big as 10' across and bigger. Each day during this freeze there will be more.
Ice Sculpture in the Making (01/07/10)
This is the fountain out by Cape Rock in Cape Girardeau. It always becomes really beautiful during the freeze that we are now experiencing. It's always good to find the beauty of nature no matter what the weather is!!
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