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School report cards: Graduation rates lower, though still above state average; more students eligible for free and reduced lunches (01/10/10)
Graduation rates at some area schools took a hit in 2009, but most districts stayed above state averages. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released district report cards, data from the 2008-2009 school year. The information includes statistics about Missouri Assessment Program performance, salaries and district graduates...
Two teenagers arrested at Sikeston-Charleston basketball game (01/10/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two 18 year olds were arrested Friday at the Sikeston Field House after being disorderly and fighting in the stands during a high school basketball game, police said. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is withholding the names of the teenagers until formal charges are filed.
Suspect charged in Friday convenience store robbery (01/10/10)
Cape Girardeau resident Travis S. Scales, 28, was charged Saturday with armed criminal action and armed robbery for allegedly robbing the Amerimart convenience store at gunpoint Friday. Cape Girardeau police were notified of the robbery at 1320 W. Cape Rock Drive from a 911 call at 1:50 p.m.
Man who allegedly displayed handgun near Cape Girardeau business charged (01/10/10)
A 45-year-old Cape Girardeau man was charged Friday with a felony after he allegedly pointed a handgun at someone outside a business Thursday. Richard T. Bangert, 2573 Magnolia Ave., was charged with a single count of unlawful use of a weapon. His bond was set at $10,000.
Nixon says state needs to focus on helping existing businesses create jobs (01/10/10)
Missouri's effort to create jobs needs a clearer focus on helping businesses already operating here rather than emphasizing attempts to lure large new investment to the state, Gov. Jay Nixon said in an appearance Friday at Nordenia USA. While Nixon did not discount the need to find new employers, he said current policies should be changed to give more help to companies with long-term ties to the state. ...
'Patriot Rally' in Poplar Bluff draws about 500 (01/10/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson spent Saturday afternoon at a "Patriot Rally" listening to speeches filled with fear that freedoms of all kinds are under direct assault. When her time came to speak, Emerson told the crowd of about 500 that she is at least in partial agreement. ...
Friends, colleagues remember former Bollinger County sheriff in wake of his death (01/10/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The sudden death of former Bollinger County sheriff Terry G. Wiseman has left his friends and colleagues in shock.
One-Shot Frony (01/10/10)
I had just finished taking a group photo for the Southeast Missourian early in my career. A man in the photo suggested that someday, if I worked real hard, that I might get to be as good as Frony. "He only took one shot!" It was an ideal that gave me pause. ...
Stoddard County woman who reportedly threatened trooper sentenced for drug possession (01/10/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Puxico, Mo., woman was sentenced to prison on drug charges last week following an August arrest in which authorities said she threatened a highway patrolman. Sara West, 28, appeared for arraignment before Judge Stephen Sharp on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of felony possession of a controlled substance.
Mississippi River level remains high in NE Mo. (01/10/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The National Weather Service continues to keep an eye on the higher-than normal level of the Mississippi River near Hannibal in northeast Missouri. Weather Service officials told the Hannibal Courier-Post they didn't expect anything more than minor flooding. The river is expected to remain at or near the 16-foot flood stage for the next several days...
Mo. highway deaths drop to lowest mark since 1950 (01/10/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol says 2009 saw the lowest number of traffic deaths in the state in nearly 60 years. The patrol says 860 people died on Missouri roads last year -- the first time since 1950 that the state had fewer than 900 traffic deaths...
No registration needed for some Mo. sex offenders (01/10/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri judge said a federal sex offender registration requirement cannot apply to a person who received a suspended sentence. The ruling was made Friday by Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan. The person in the current case pleaded guilty to a sexual abuse charge in 1992 and received a suspended imposition of sentence...
Mo. man on the lam for 30 years arrested again on two warrants (01/10/10)
FORSYTH, Mo. -- A man accused of escaping a Florida prison 30 years ago has been arrested again in Missouri, weeks after being captured and released on bond. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Saturday in a news release that Oscar Richardson, 61, was picked up Friday at his home in the southwest Missouri town of Ridgedale on two outstanding warrants...
Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' remark about Obama (01/10/10)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologized Saturday for saying Barack Obama should seek -- and could win -- the White House because Obama was a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."...
Report: Slight cost increase in Senate health bill (01/10/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's plan to expand health coverage to 34 million more Americans would raise costs slightly, government economic experts said in a report Saturday. Over time, cost-cutting measures could start to reduce the annual increases in health care spending, offering the possibility of substantial savings in the long run. ...
Reason unclear for baby boom in Washington orcas (01/10/10)
SEATTLE -- A little more than a year after researchers feared a drop in the Northwest's endangered killer whale population meant disaster, the number of orcas has bounced back with six new babies and no whales lost. Though scientific evidence is skimpy, some whale experts say the good news might be the result of enough salmon for the majestic black-and-white mammals to eat. ...
Florida faces flurries; 3 die in Vermont snowmobile accident (01/10/10)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mark and Barbara Willard were at home in England two weeks ago checking the weather forecast on the Internet before packing for their trip to Orlando -- sunny and 70 degrees. On Saturday afternoon they had the hoods on their brand new coats pulled tight around their heads as the walked down the International Drive tourist strip. The weather: 35 degrees and cloudy with a chance of icy rain or even snow...
Man charged with getting al-Qaida training (01/10/10)
NEW YORK -- A New York City man under investigation for his links to a terror suspect pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges that he flew to Pakistan to get military training from al-Qaida. Adis Medunjanin entered the plea during a swift arraignment at a federal court in Brooklyn. He faces counts of receiving military training from a foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country...
Lesson 1 for prosecutors-turned-guvs: Compromise (01/10/10)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Chris Christie built his reputation putting elected officials in prison. When he becomes New Jersey's governor Jan. 19, the former federal prosecutor will have a different relationship with politicians: He'll have to work with them...
Nader still fighting over alleged 2004 conspiracy (01/10/10)
MACHIAS, Maine -- Ralph Nader didn't have any luck in Washington, D.C., with a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to keep him off the 2004 presidential ballot. So he's taking his case to a sparsely populated Maine county at the nation's easternmost tip...
Hawaii can't afford election to replace congressman (01/10/10)
HONOLULU -- Cash-strapped Hawaii can't afford to pay for an election to replace a congressman who is planning to step down next month to run for governor, potentially leaving 600,000 urban Honolulu residents without representation in Washington...
Gumby creator Art Clockey dies at 88 (01/10/10)
LOS OSOS, Calif. -- Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died Friday. He was 88. Clokey, who suffered from repeated bladder infections, died in his sleep at his home in Los Osos on California's Central Coast, his son Joseph told the Los Angeles Times...
6.5 quake shakes buildings on Calif. coast (01/10/10)
FRESNO, Calif -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Saturday afternoon, shaking buildings south of the Oregon border and knocking out power in several coastal communities. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 4:27 p.m. about 27 miles from Eureka, a city of about 26,000. No injuries have been reported...
Migrants bused away from riot-struck Italian town (01/10/10)
ROME -- Bloody clashes over the last few days between African migrants and residents in one of Italy's poorest regions brought home a national dilemma Saturday: Many Italians don't want to pick crops in the south or toil in the north's factories but resent the desperate foreigners who will work for a pittance...
Afghans agree on plan for handover of U.S.-run prison (01/10/10)
KABUL -- The Afghan government agreed Saturday on a transition plan to take over responsibility for the U.S.-run prison at the Bagram Air Base following criticism of human rights abuses at the facility. U.S. and Afghan officials said the handover could occur by the end of the year...
High school roundup: Porter, Hatchett power Braves (01/10/10)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Jackson falls short at Tiger Shootout (01/10/10)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Oran rides superior height past Saxony 53-48 (01/10/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- It may be the beginning of January, but the March district tournament was on the minds of two basketball teams Friday. Oran will host the Class 2 District 3 tournament, and the Eagles played host to a young, height-challenged Saxony Lutheran team that is trying to rebuild after losing four starters from a 21-4 team...
Notre Dame girls rally in fourth to beat Nerinx Hall (01/10/10)
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. -- Notre Dame's girls basketball team is trying to follow in the footsteps of the school's softball and volleyball teams this season. The softball team captured the Class 3 state title, while the volleyball team finished fourth in the state in Class 3...
Notre Dame boys cash in at stripe (01/10/10)
Notre Dame's knack for drawing fouls allowed the Bulldogs to pull away during the second quarter Saturday. Notre Dame converted all nine of its free-throw attempts in the second quarter and cruised from there to a 63-50 victory over Berkeley during the Tiger Shootout at Central...
Central boys race past district foe (01/10/10)
It took more than five minutes for the Central boys basketball team to surrender a point to visiting Seckman and only a few minutes more for the Jaguars' star to start showing signs of frustration. Behind the strength of its defense, Central jumped out to an early lead, which it never relinquished, in a 76-47 victory at the Tiger Shootout on Saturday...
Delta exacts revenge against St. Vincent in own tourney title game (01/10/10)
DELTA, Mo. -- When the Delta and St. Vincent girls basketball teams squared off Dec. 1, the game was at Perryville and the hosts came away with a comfortable 55-42 win. The two squads met again Saturday in the championship game of the Delta New Year's Tournament, and about the only thing that resembled the previous meeting was that Delta wore blue and St. Vincent donned white...
Redhawks men flat vs. Panthers on national TV (01/10/10)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- First-year Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt wanted to show a national television audience how much his team has improved. The Redhawks didn't hold up their end of the bargain. Southeast's only scheduled national TV appearance this season turned out to be a virtual horror show for the Redhawks, who were blistered 88-68 by host Eastern Illinois...
Redhawks women fall to Panthers 67-39 (01/10/10)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The odds were stacked against the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team before it took the court. Southeast was missing two of its top players because of injury and had not won on the road all season. Form held Saturday as host Eastern Illinois crushed Southeast 67-39...
From the Pulpit: Following his father (01/10/10)
For the Rev. Luther Lee Rhodes, serving the Lord is a family tradition. His father was a minister and served several churches in Southeast Missouri, and "Brother Lew" has been a pastor for almost 40 years -- his big anniversary will be in May. "All the churches my father served were Baptist, and all the churches I've been a member of or served has been Baptist," he said. ...
Faith looks forward (01/10/10)
Christianity is a forward- looking faith. For some, that sounds too positive to be connected with Christianity. For many, Christianity, especially my particular denomination, is often viewed as negative. It seems Christians are known more for what we disapprove of rather than what we believe in. The adage "Don't smoke, drink, chew or go with girls that do" could be more of a mantra than a felicitous catchphrase. But Christianity is a forward-looking faith...
Cape Girardeau man completes basic training (01/10/10)
Air Force Airman Marquis A. Lemmon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. 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. ...
Oran teacher wins national ag educator award (01/10/10)
James McCormack received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Ideas Unlimited Award at the NAAE annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. McCormack teaches agriculture at Oran High School and created the Metal Horse project to challenge students to use several skills and tools like a drill press, bench grinder and more in a single project. ...
Cape West Rotart awards $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club (01/10/10)
Cape West Rotary awarded more than $2,000 in Community Assistance Program Grant Rotary funds to the Boys and Girls Club. The money was used to purchase art supplies, easels, paint, paper, pencils, markers, games, movies, storage units, cabinets and other items. ...
FYI (01/10/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- St. Augustine Home and School will host three fundraisers in the coming weeks. The euchre tournament will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. The $10 donation includes chili. Coolers are allowed. Call Brian Ziegler at 573-264-3050 with questions. ...
Adopt Critter (01/10/10)
Critter is 5 years old. She is spayed and declawed For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837....
Adopt Furby (01/10/10)
Furby is a 2-year-old cat with long hair (probably a Maine Coon in his family). He is declawed and is a friendly guy. Furby is neutered and up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Pets of the week (01/10/10)
Pet names: Duchess and Roxy Owner: Krista Sanders Favorite activities: Swimming, playing fetch and hiking. ...
Where the pavement really ends in Cape (01/10/10)
Pavement Ends is a regular blog where James Baughn recounts his travels around Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and parts of Kentucky and Arkansas. Read more on semissourian.com. True or false: Cape Girardeau is the home to a major four-lane highway that comes to a sudden end with a "PAVEMENT ENDS" sign...
Beneficial bond (01/10/10)
Children face an increasing number of serious issues, and without a positive adult role model, they often struggle. January is National Mentoring Month, and local agencies are encouraging adults to "expand your universe" by mentoring a child. Mollie Strickland, director of Lutheran Family and Children's Services, said mentoring is essentially about an adult willing to share with a child. ...
Discovering what God intended for your life (01/10/10)
I'm persuaded that people are born to do certain things. This is a biblical concept, too. With grit, perseverance and constancy, men and women can discover a purpose for which God created them. Some find this; others, apparently, do not. Joseph Tissawak found his...
Birds of a yellow feather hammer together (01/10/10)
The northern flicker is a common woodpecker in Southeast Missouri. It is known by descriptive names like yellow-shafted woodpecker and yellowhammer and names that mimic the bird's calls like clape, heigh-ho, wake-up, wick-up and yarrup. The northern flicker is often seen feeding on the ground, pulling up worms alongside robins. ...
Christopher Brooks (01/10/10)
Christopher S. Brooks, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. There will be no service. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Reutzel (01/10/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Shirley Ann Reutzel, 75, of Advance died Jan. 8, 2010, at Hunter Acre Care Center in Sikeston, Mo. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Eric Shrum officiating...
Cecilia Barrett (01/10/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Cecilia Josephine Barrett, 90, of Palmyra, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 20, 1919, in Belleville, Ill., daughter of Symon and Anna Schmidt Stockman. She and Carl Ray Barrett Sr. were married July 14, 1950, at Jackson. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 2000...
Terry Wiseman (01/10/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Terry Wiseman, 43, of Advance and Wappapello, Mo., passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at his home in Wappapello. He was born May 28, 1966, at Bloomfield, Mo., son of Odell and Marlene Kirk Wiseman. Terry retired as Bollinger County sheriff. He was a member of Zalma Masonic Lodge and Zalma Fire Department. He was a 1984 graduate of Advance High School...
Edwin Enderle (01/10/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Edwin Paul "Beans" Enderle, 94, of Kelso died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Kelso, to Benjamin John and Dorothy Theresa Heuring Enderle. He and Lucille Clementine Hahn were married Nov. 5, 1935, in New Hamburg, Mo. She died Feb. 1, 2003...
Don Fuemmeler (01/10/10)
Donald William Fuemmeler, 57, of Pacific, Mo., passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Pacific Care Center. He was born July 15, 1952, to the late Henry and JoHanna Fuemmeler of Scott City. Survivors include two sons, Jacob and Justin Fuemmeler of Pacific; a daughter, Jamie Fuemmeler of Maryland Heights, Mo.; three brothers, Jerry Blank of Dallas, Steve (Emily) Fuemmeler and David (Cheri) Fuemmeler of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Carolyn (Jerry) Deken and Linda (Bill) Hirtz of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Mabel Rubel (01/10/10)
Mabel Marie Rubel, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 8, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Sherman William and Hulda Amelia Borchelt Rubel. She graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School in 1954 and from Jackson High School in 1958. She was also a graduate of Metro Business College in 1959...
William Hasler (01/10/10)
William J. Hasler, 82, died Jan. 7, 2010. He was born Dec. 27, 1927, in St. Vincent, Ark., to William H. and Cora L. Hasler (nee Williams), the second-youngest of 11. Bill was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater aboard the destroyer USS Everett F. Larson (DD830). He was a brother of Excelsior Lodge No. 441 Jackson AF & AM and an active Mason for 52 years. Bill retired in 1982 after 30 years' service at Continental Can Co. Plant No. 64 Chicago...
John Sanders (01/10/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John F. Sanders, 90, of Chaffee died Jan. 9, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Dec. 16, 1919, at Parma, Mo., son of Robert Plumber and Cossie Ada (Ellis) Sanders. He and Alice L. Nordin were married Dec. 8, 1940. She preceded him in death Feb. 25, 2007...
Births 1/10/10 (01/10/10)
Son to James Brian and Rebeckah Anne Lingle of Washington, Mo., St. John's Hospital in St. Louis, 10:23 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. Name, Grayson James. Weight, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Lingle is the former Rebeckah Giesike, daughter of Bill and Barb Giesike of Washington. She is a second grade teacher with Washington School District. Lingle is the son of Ron and Rose Lingle of McClure, Ill. He is risk management officer with 1st Bank in St. Louis...
Bell - Leeds (01/10/10)
Sheri Lynn Bell and Larry Norman Leeds were married Dec. 19, 2009, at Fitch-Hillis Chapel in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Dan Braswell performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Darrell Ray of Bloomfield, Mo., and the groom. The bride is the daughter of Billie Snowden of Jackson and Bill and Gloria Bell of Bloomfield. The groom is the son of the late Norman and Isabelle Leeds...
Klostermeyer - Fisher (01/10/10)
Robert S. Klostermeyer and Mary Ellen Klostermeyer of Warson Woods, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elise Klostermeyer, to Matthew Ray Fisher. He is the son of Timothy and Dr. Rita Fisher of Jackson. Klostermeyer is a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Frontenac, Mo. She received a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is marketing director with Focus Insurance in St. Louis...
Laune - Gosche (01/10/10)
Marilyn Sue Laune and Ryan Joseph Gosche were married April 18, 2009, at Assumption Catholic Church in New Haven, Mo. The Rev. John Dekan performed the ceremony. Lectors were Amy Lewis; Jim Gosche, uncle of the groom; and Jessica Carrington, cousin of the groom. Mass servers were Robbie Wildhaber, cousin of the bride, and Kylie Anderson, cousin of the groom. Giftbearers were Matthew Reincke and Andrew Yakes, nephews and godsons of the bride...
Stephens - Lyon (01/10/10)
Jennifer Elizabeth Stephens and Alexander Bradford Lyon exchanged wedding vows Aug. 15, 2009, at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion in Austin. Judge Jon Wisser performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph William Stephens of Arlington, Texas. The groom is the son of Sue Brockett and Brian Rogers of Whitewater, and Fred and Lynn Lyon of Winter Park, Fla...
Scheeter - Hanback (01/10/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Dennis and Stephanie Scheeter of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsey Nicole Scheeter, to Christopher Lee Hanback. He is the son of Larry and Pam Hanback of Chaffee. Scheeter is a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary and exceptional child education from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2009. She is employed at Kids Academy Preschool...
Huebel - Sisk (01/10/10)
Randy and Kaye Huebel of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Huebel, to Robert Nathan Sisk. He is the son of Belinda Sisk of Sikeston, Mo., and Bob Sisk of Tulsa, Okla. Huebel is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University, studying Spanish and global studies. She teaches swimming lessons at SEMO Aquatic Center and Saint Francis Medical Center...
Holzum - Meier (01/10/10)
Theodore and Vicki Holzum of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Marie Holzum, to Benjamin Stephen Meier. He is the son of Stephen and Teresa Meier of Jackson. Holzum is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is a fourth grade teacher with Scott City School District...
Wilson - Gibson (01/10/10)
Windall and DeeDee Wilson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Wilson, to Ryan Gibson, both of Ridgeland, Miss. He is the son of Rodney and Emily Gibson of Sikeston, Mo. Wilson is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science in political science from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She expects to receive a juris doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson in May 2011...
Hooper - Snider (01/10/10)
Charlotte Hooper of Scott City and Robert Hooper of East Prairie, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Hooper, to L. Christopher Snider. He is the son of Barbara Brownfield of Louisville, Ky., and the late John Brownfield. Hooper is employed at Salem Tools Inc...
Aufdenberg - 40 Years (01/10/10)
Marvin and Gladys Aufdenberg of Burfordville celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 14, 2009. They were honored with a dinner Dec. 13 at Cedar Street in Cape Girardeau, hosted by their children, Dennis (Elizabeth) Aufdenberg of Burfordville, Diane (Ralph) Birk, and Bradley Aufdenberg of Jackson...
Weed - 50 Years (01/10/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Weed of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently at Port Cape. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Tina Weed of London, Jon and Hiroko Weed of California, and Adam Weed of Missouri. The Weeds were married Dec. 19, 1959, in Memphis, Tenn...
Wall - 50 years (01/10/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wall of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party Nov. 28, 2009, at the Osage Center in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children. Wall and Bessie Deck were married Dec. 24, 1959, at the home of Walter and Margie Deck of Glenallen, Mo. Deck performed the ceremony...
Pannier - 50 Years (01/10/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Al Pannier of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 13, 2009, at Maple United Methodist Church. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law, Darryl and Ellen Pannier of Cape Girardeau and Darren and Sara Pannier of Sedalia, Mo...
Record - 50 Years (01/10/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Roger Record of Benton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and reception Oct. 3, 2009, at Bella Italia in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children. Record and Constance Hutchins were married Nov. 7, 1959, at Free Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Mo., by the Rev. John Jeffries, uncle of the bride...
Tucker - 40 Years (01/10/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Tucker of Jackson recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with two dinner receptions. The first was held Nov. 14, 2009, for church family and friends, hosted by a daughter, Regina Frazier of Jackson. The second for out-of-town relatives was held Nov. 26, hosted by a daughter, Laura Beemer of Leon, Iowa. Family members attended from as far away as Virginia and Southern California...
Police report 1/10/10 (01/10/10)
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. Arrests Cape Girardeau County The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Fire report 1/10/10 (01/10/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 1/10/10 (01/10/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Board of Education was advised last night that it must begin immediate repairs on the old high school building if classrooms are to continue to be used; an architect told the board the old building is structurally sound, but there are many areas that need quick attention...
Correction 1/10/10 (01/10/10)
n Friday's article about the Cape Girardeau County Commission budget should have said Commissioner Jay Purcell believes his suggested changes could save the county $500,000. Also, the article should have said that the $5 million emergency fund will remain intact and not be used if the county needs additional money this year. The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors...
UW volunteering (01/10/10)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri debuted a new website last week that provides a great deal of information about the organization's aims and the many agencies affiliated with United Way. One prominent feature of the new website is the information about volunteer opportunities in the community...
Moratorium on executions (01/10/10)
Last year Joshua Kezer was found innocent of the murder of Mischelle Lawless after he had spent 15 years in prison. What if he had received the death penalty? There are currently 48 men on death row in Missouri. The majority of these men could not afford their own attorney. What are we doing to ensure innocent people are not sentenced to death?...
Solution is balanced budget (01/10/10)
Long on the problems of our economy and government, short on solutions. That describes "America in denial: The U.S. is facing a debt-driven crisis" by Robert Bunn. About as close as he gets to a solution is the last sentences: "One thing is becoming clear. Running the printing presses 24/7 only makes the problem worse." This article is demonstrative of what we get from our corps of journalists, lobbyists and politicians...
Costello calls letter writer (01/10/10)
Last week I sent a letter to the editor about contacting the office of U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, who represents the 12th District in Illinois. I had contacted his office by phone Dec. 30 and sent the letter to you one week later. On Wednesday Mr. Costello called me personally. ...
Speak Out 1/10/10 (01/10/10)
I don't understand everyone's worries about toy safety. I use common sense with what my kid plays with, but I don't make a big deal out of this or that. I played with toys full of lead and mercury, and I am an intelligent, healthy human being. Too much worrying can cause negative effects to your health...
Prayer 01/10/10 (01/10/10)
Hear us when we pray, O God, and know that our hearts of full of thanks. Amen.
Pup (01/10/10)
Pup loves riding in the truck
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