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Stories from Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cape's Family Resource Center needs to find money to replace state grant (01/24/10)
The Cape Girardeau Family Resource Center, a second home for some south-side youths and their families, is facing a June closure if its board of directors can't replace $50,000 once granted to them by the Missouri Department of Social Services. The state funding, which is around half of the center's yearly operating budget, came to an end this year. ...
First deadline near in Cape trash overhaul (01/24/10)
In a little more than three months, Cape Girardeau's change to an automated trash and recycling collection service will begin. But before that happens the first week of May, residents must prepare for the change, and the first deadline on the horizon is Friday, when people who want smaller trash and recycling carts must place their orders...
Fairy-tale opera gives students new challenges and valuable experience (01/24/10)
More than 325 music lovers attended Engelbert Humperdinck's opera "Hansel and Gretel" at the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus Saturday night. The opera was presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music. While the score written by Humperdinck calls for a full orchestra, opera conductor Dr. Timothy Schmidt did some rearranging to create music for a smaller, chamber orchestra to accommodate both the student performers and the facility...
Southeast Missouri residents fly to Haiti to help (01/24/10)
A few Southeast Missouri locals have flown to Haiti to join the military, American Red Cross and other relief efforts in the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation. Dr. John J. Moll, a general surgeon with the Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic, departed Friday for Haiti and will stay for eight days to help the Haitian people...
Part of Route Z to close Tuesday (01/24/10)
A portion of Route Z in southwestern Scott County will be closed this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace pipes under the roadway. The work will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, continuing until 3 p.m. each day through Thursday. The section of road to be closed is between Route ZZ and Scott County Road 470. The work zone will be marked with signs and motorists are asked to use caution in the area...
Mo. launches job hiring site for military veterans (01/24/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When Lt. Col. Alan Rohlfing left active duty for the Missouri National Guard last summer, he had to look for a day job. "That's when I started digging back in," he said. "For those that haven't been job hunting in the last few years it's changed a lot."...
Judge sworn in Friday as federal prosecutor for eastern Missouri (01/24/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Richard Callahan has been sworn in as U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Missouri. Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry administered the oath of office to the 62-year-old longtime prosecutor Friday at the federal courthouse in St. Louis...
Mo. House general counsel placed on unpaid leave (01/24/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The general counsel for the Missouri House was placed on an unpaid leave of absence Friday but denied any connection to an apparent FBI investigation into the activities of a former House speaker for whom he worked. Don Lograsso, a Republican attorney from Blue Springs, said he asked to be placed on leave because his eyesight has been deteriorating and he likely will need surgery. House Speaker Ron Richard said he granted the request for Lograsso's indefinite absence...
Obama has difficult choices to make for recovering economy (01/24/10)
WASHINGTON -- One year in, President Barack Obama faces a perilous economic choice. He can't pull back the stimulus too quickly, despite the public's concerns about rising deficits, because that could kill a fragile recovery. If he steps too hard on the accelerator to create more jobs, responding to another voter imperative, he risks feeding inflation and restarting the dangerous cycle...
White House fights to boost Bernanke support in Senate (01/24/10)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke faced mounting Senate opposition for another four-year term Friday, and the White House worked aggressively to keep his nomination afloat. President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner were on the phone throughout the day to key senators to shore up support, said two senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity...
TSA worker gone after prank on passenger (01/24/10)
PHILADELPHIA -- A college student returning to school after the winter break fell victim to a prank at Philadelphia's airport by a Transportation Security Administration worker who pretended to find a plastic bag of white powder in her carry-on luggage...
Storms trash Calif. beaches, bring snow to Ariz. and N.M. (01/24/10)
SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- The sky was blue and the sun bright for the first time in days after a week of powerful Southern California rain storms, but all Victoria Macey could see was the mountain of steaming trash and twisted debris on her favorite beach...
Fuel truck flips, explodes, closes N.Y. expressway (01/24/10)
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- A fuel truck flipped and exploded on New York's Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning, killing the driver and creating a fireball seen for miles. The heavily trafficked highway that connects the suburbs to New York City was closed in both directions for hours after the intense heat melted the supports for a huge road sign, which collapsed across all eight lanes of the roadway...
Some cities say new flood maps are full of errors (01/24/10)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- More than a year and a half after a massive flood left a huge swath of eastern Iowa underwater, the tiny farming community of Oakville is clinging to survival. Many of the town's 400-or-so residents moved on after the June 2008 disaster, leaving local leaders desperate to lure new faces to the community. But they say their efforts are being harmed by an ambitious government initiative to update and digitize the nation's flood plain maps...
Haitians mourn dead; another survivor found (01/24/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Hundreds gathered for the funeral of the archbishop of Haiti's stricken capital Saturday, a rare formal ceremony that captured the collective mourning of a shattered nation where mass graves hold many of the dead. Meanwhile, as the U.N. ...
Study: Most Darfur war deaths from disease (01/24/10)
CAIRO -- New research on the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region shows that more than 80 percent of the 300,000 deaths since fighting began in 2003 were the result of disease, not violence. The findings, published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet, suggest many among the millions of people uprooted by the conflict could remain at great risk of succumbing to the malnutrition, diarrhea and waterborne diseases that have ravaged their squalid refugee camps even as fighting has ebbed.. ...
Australians mad at government stance on cane toad-busting (01/24/10)
SYDNEY -- When the enemy reached Australia's largest state last year, the Kimberley Toad Busters knew the battle was on. But they didn't expect that officialdom might strip them of their most effective weapon. The enemy? The cane toad. The weapon? Plastic bags full of carbon dioxide -- long considered the animal-friendly alternative to whacking the creatures with golf clubs or cricket bats...
U.S. Marines' Iraq command ends (01/24/10)
RAMADI, Iraq -- The U.S. Marines marked the end of nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday by handing the Army their command of Anbar province, once one of the war's fiercest battlefields but now a centerpiece of U.S.-Iraqi cooperation. The changing of the guard -- overseen by military brass and some of Anbar's influential Sunni sheiks -- signals the start of an accelerated drawdown of American troops as the U.S. increasingly shifts its focus to the war in Afghanistan...
Chavez foes protest Venezuela's domestic troubles (01/24/10)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Tens of thousands of Venezuelans opposed to President Hugo Chavez took to the streets Saturday, blaming him for rolling blackouts, water rationing, widespread crime and other problems they say are making daily life increasingly difficult...
Jackson's Hobbs wins 500 freestyle at City of Roses swimming meet (01/24/10)
Jackson co-coach Carol Baugh said Allison Hobbs has been working on her 500-yard freestyle for weeks. That work paid off as Hobbs took first place in the event at the eighth annual City of Roses Invitational held at Central Municipal Pool. Hobbs was seeded second and more than 8 seconds behind top-seeded Megan Popp from Rockwood Summit. Hobbs took an early lead, but with 50 yards to go, Popp had closed within a shoulder-length...
Scott City rehires Amick as Rams baseball coach (01/24/10)
SCOTT CITY -- He's back. Scott City High School rehired Lance Amick to coach the Rams baseball team during the school district's board meeting Wednesday. "I made a heck of a mistake and I've been blessed to have some people down here who believe in me and gave me another shot," Amick said. "I'm not going to let them down. That's the bottom line."...
High school roundup: Hubler's big night carries Panthers past South Iron (01/24/10)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Notre Dame boys roll in tuneup for top-ranked Scott County (01/24/10)
Satisfaction and anticipation were the overriding emotions around the Notre Dame locker room Friday night at Saxony Lutheran High School. The Bulldogs remained unbeaten in the 2010 portion of their schedule with their sixth consecutive victory, a thorough 84-48 dismantling of the host Crusaders. Maybe just as rewarding as the rout, which Notre Dame led 21-4 after one quarter and 31 points by halftime, was finally the opportunity to look ahead...
National power overwhelms Notre Dame girls (01/24/10)
Facing its first real test since his nationally ranked team suffered its initial loss of the season Monday, Incarnate Word Academy coach Dan Rolfes wondered how his team would respond Saturday evening against Notre Dame. Any questions about the Red Knights' resilience were answered early and clearly. Incarnate Word put on a defense and shooting clinic as it built a 23-8 first-quarter lead and went on to a convincing 58-27 win against the Bulldogs in the final game of the Notre Dame Shootout...
Central's rally runs out of time vs. Eureka girls (01/24/10)
It was an abysmal first half of basketball for Central on Saturday. The Tigers couldn't do anything right as Eureka scored the first 14 points of the game and led by as many as 18 points during the opening game of the Notre Dame Shootout. "I wasn't real happy at halftime and they didn't like a lot of what I had to say," Central coach Sherri Shirrell said. ...
Scott County's defense fails to impress Wright (01/24/10)
SCOTT CITY -- Kenyon Wright didn't like his team's defense Friday night. "Our defense wasn't good at all if you ask me," Scott County Central's boys basketball coach said. "We weren't committing to the press. They've got to get up and commit and trap and get all over it."...
High school roundup: Jackson junior wins third conference wrestling title (01/24/10)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Racers outlast Southeast men (01/24/10)
The Murray State men's basketball team has been running roughshod over the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference this season. Nothing changed Saturday night at the Show Me Center, even though Southeast Missouri State hung with the Racers longer than many people might have expected...
Paul helps lead Tigers past Huskers 70-53 (01/24/10)
An unexpected source of offense helped Missouri put away Nebraska. Reserve Miguel Paul scored a career-best 15 points with 10 coming during a 15-1 second-half run that broke up a tight game in a 70-53 victory Saturday night.
Cold start dooms Southeast women (01/24/10)
Despite a slow start, Southeast Missouri State's offense was just fine without its top three scorers. But the Redhawks' defense was another matter. Visiting Murray State scored the first 15 points and shredded Southeast's normally reliable defense all game during Saturday's 90-72 women's basketball romp...
Wisniewski's SO goal lifts Ducks over Blues (01/24/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Anaheim defenseman James Wisniewski has been waiting his entire five-year NHL career for an opportunity to show off his shootout skills. That chance finally came Saturday night. Wisniewski scored in the seventh round of the tiebreaker to help the Ducks rally past the St. Louis Blues 4-3 for their eighth victory in 11 games...
Rams fire longtime athletic trainer (01/24/10)
The St. Louis Rams fired longtime head athletic trainer Jim Anderson on Saturday, saying the move is not related to a rash of injuries during the team's 1-15 season.
Pet of the week (01/24/10)
Pet name: Otis Owner: Mitchell and Shane Favorite activities: Playing with his stuffed animals and chasing a tennis ball.
FYI (01/24/10)
The local Baptist association has joined efforts with a St. Louis man to help dig water wells in Africa. The Shoeman Water Project has set up a collection point for old shoes at the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association, 5103 Old Cape Road East in Jackson. ...
Southeast Missouri native completes basic training (01/24/10)
Air Force Airman Cedrica D. Rodgers graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She 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. ...
Man helps Lutheran Home Auxiliary by carving crosses for rooms (01/24/10)
The Lutheran Home Auxiliary helps the Lutheran Home by doing special projects or programs for the facility and the residents. Recently, the auxiliary embarked on the mission to put a cross in every room at the home. Instead of simply buying the 370 crosses it would take to fill the home, the auxiliary enlisted the help and skill of August Birk to carve wooden crosses to be placed in the rooms. ...
Three people honored by Church Women United for work with community (01/24/10)
Three local activists were honored at the Church Women United World Community Day Celebration in November. Pat King and Bob and Kim Bonney were given the Human Rights Award for their participation in activities that helped the community, especially the youth of the community. ...
Adopt Gracie and Papi (01/24/10)
Gracie and Papi are 8-week-old kittens. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Adopt June (01/24/10)
June is a 4-year-old tabby-and-white cat. She enjoys being petted and has a sweet personality. June has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Broadcasting God's message (01/24/10)
Longtime residents of Southeast Missouri might recognized the Rev. John Harth from the television. Current and new residents of the area may recognize him from church. In the early 1970s, Harth was on television in Cape Girardeau as a reporter and then a news anchor. More recently, Harth has been at the altar as priest of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. He also serves St. John Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo., and St. Anthony Catholic Church in Glennon, Mo...
Olympic superstitions include lucky undies, socks (01/24/10)
Years of training, special diets and elite coaching may not be enough to win an Olympic medal. That's when athletes turn to special socks, pictures of their kids or fortune cookies. Superstition runs deep in humans, even those jocks seeking to represent the U.S. in the Vancouver Olympics. Many are looking for a slight edge, and sometimes they look in some strange places...
Ground breaking snowflake images up for sale (01/24/10)
NEW YORK -- Vermont farmer Wilson A. Bentley was known as Snowflake Bentley for his pioneering 19th-century photography of more than 5,000 jewellike snowflakes -- no two alike. Bentley, also known as The Snowflake Man, was fascinated with snowflakes, and his observations and experimentation made him the first person to capture a single snowflake with a camera...
Relay for Life celebrates birthdays (01/24/10)
SIKESTON -- Birthdays are a cause for celebration. And for those living with cancer, it's typically a bigger celebration. "People may have noticed on TV that the American Cancer Society is really pushing the birthday theme, as the official sponsor of birthdays," said Sarah Ezell, community manager of development for the American Cancer Society office in Sikeston. "Another birthday is another victory for cancer patients and survivors."...
A super Sunday (01/24/10)
Members of the congregation of First Baptist Church of Jackson can look forward to experiencing not only the glory of God but also the glory of the gridiron when they attend church Feb. 7. The church will hold a special service named "Super Worship and Fellowship" in its fellowship hall on Super Bowl Sunday, church administrator Sam McVay said...
A shrew's determination (01/24/10)
During our recent cold spell, I was out with my camera for a short time one evening just before dark on no more than a cold-weather lark. I expected nothing, so the photo shown here was a surprising result. Investigating the distress call from an animal I could not immediately identify, I located its origin on an ice-covered pool near the discharge pipe below a pond levee. It was an adult bullfrog being harassed by a small hungry shrew maybe one eighth the frog's size...
Faith in face of tragedy (01/24/10)
People here and abroad have been touched by the images of the devastation caused from the earthquake that rocked Haiti. Many have been touched by the plight of the Haitian people before the earthquake that nearly destroyed the tiny nation. With every passing day, the compassion continues to grow. ...
Family Resource Center would be missed (01/24/10)
"But I'll bet you won't forget me when I go." The aforementioned is a lyric from "Fairy Tale," an old Elvis Presley song. The idea is that we don't appreciate what we have until it's no longer a part of our lives. For all the well-deserved clucking after Mark McGwire's long-delayed admission of steroid use, one thing cannot be denied: Many people missed him. ...
Walter Eye (01/24/10)
Walter Eye, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Carl Leonard (01/24/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Carl J. Leonard, 80, of Anna died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Paul Tirey officiating...
Albert Jordan (01/24/10)
Albert James Jordan, 80, of Sturdivant, Mo., was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Painton, Mo., son of James and Connie Bass Jordan, and passed away Jan. 22, 2010, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance, Mo...
Clifford Deck (01/24/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Clifford Eldon Deck, 70, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Center in Marble Hill. He was born Sept. 25, 1939, at Hahn, Mo., the son of Roy M. and Gertrude Shell Deck. He worked for General Motors in St. Louis, retiring in the late 1980s...
Francis Ballheimer (01/24/10)
Francis Joseph Ballheimer, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 12, 1925, in Pinckneyville, Ill., to John and Gertrude Kurtz Ballheimer. He and Marcella Bird were married in March 1957 in Pinckneyville...
Jean Cloutier (01/24/10)
Jean E. Cloutier, 87, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Minneapolis, daughter of Herbert and Ethel Beyer Burns. She and Philip Cloutier were married June 21, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. He passed away Feb. 9, 2001...
David Craiglow (01/24/10)
David William Craiglow, 57, of Delta, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 21, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of William "Bill" and Velma Marie McLard Craiglow...
Doris Windeknecht (01/24/10)
Doris P. Windeknecht, 77, formerly of Jackson, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 5, 1932, in Egypt Mills, daughter of Elmer and Margie Bryant Borchelt. She and Earl W. Windeknecht were married Dec. 29, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills. He passed away Sept. 20, 1982...
Patricia Cox (01/24/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Patricia Louise "Pat" Bupp Cox, 76, of rural Thebes died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at her home. Pat was born April 12, 1933, in Clinton, Ky., daughter of Robert W. and Agnes Mghee Bupp. She married Ernest Cox, who preceded her in death Nov. 18, 2002...
Marie Hazelwood (01/24/10)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Marie Hazelwood, 98, of Manhattan, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill. She was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Clay County, Ark., to Silas and Clara Stagner Rogers. She and Clifford Hazelwood were married March 10, 1979. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1992...
Births 1/24/10 (01/24/10)
Daughter to Douglas Lynn and Pamela Lynn Koehler of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Name, Layla Lyndsey. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Fifth child, fourth daughter. Mrs. Koehler is the former Pamela Barberis, daughter of Jeryl Kuehn of Jackson and David Barberis of Dutchtown. She is self-employed. Koehler is the son of Terry and Linda Weinrich of Marble Hill, Mo., and the late Doug Koehler of Jackson. He is employed at Spartech...
Fisher - Taylor (01/24/10)
Kimberli Jo Fisher and Shawn Paul Taylor were united in marriage Sept. 12, 2009, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Pianist was Christy Shinn, and vocalists were Beth St. John, and Hannah Fisher, daughter of the bride, all of Jackson...
Franks - Giles (01/24/10)
Erin Nicole Franks and Robert Thomas Giles were married June 10, 2009, in Negril, Jamaica. The Rev. Lionel Rose performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Cy and Evelyn Franks of Foristell, Mo., and Tom and Mary Giles of Cape Girardeau. Witnesses were Caroline Giles of Toledo, Ohio, sister of the groom, and Eric Franks of Columbia, Mo., brother of the bride...
Haman - Gray (01/24/10)
Alisha Marie Haman and Nicholas Lee Gray were married Oct. 17, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills. Pastor Kevin Olson performed the ceremony. Mike Haman of Jackson, uncle of the bride, was in charge of music. Parents of the couple are Phillip and Shelia Haman of Cape Girardeau, and Gary and Janice Gray of Advance, Mo...
Hoffman - Welker (01/24/10)
Jerry and Gail Hoffman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Lee Hoffman, to Mark James Welker. He is the son of Jill Jackson and Sam Welker of Cape Girardeau. Hoffman is a 2007 graduate of Central High School. She expects to graduate in May from Southeast Missouri State University, where she is majoring in dietetics and exercise science...
Zaruba - Knepp (01/24/10)
Brad and Marilyn Zaruba of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Zaruba, to Jacob Billings Knepp, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Bill and Rhonda Knepp of Jackson. Zaruba is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2009. She is a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital...
Wessel - 40 Years (01/24/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wessel of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Jan. 10 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Wessel and Linda Cunningham were married Jan. 10, 1970, at First Baptist Church in Chaffee, Mo. A retired teacher and coach from Chaffee High School, he is employed by Co-Op Service Centers. Mrs. Wessel is a wound ostomy nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Horrell - 50 Years (01/24/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Horrell of Scott City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Augustine Parish Center in Kelso, Mo. Hosts were their children. Out-of-town guests attended from Tennessee, Colorado and Virginia...
Ross - 50 Years (01/24/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ross of Chaffee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and reception Jan. 9 at St. Ambrose Parish Center. Hosts were their children, Ted (Julie) Ross, Daryl (Norma) Ross, Pam (Steve) Fleckenstein, and Teresa (Tom) Leible...
Fire report 1/24/10 (01/24/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following Thursday:...
Police report 1/24/10 (01/24/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following incidents. Arrest do not imply guilt. Arrests The Jackson Police Department reported the following incidents. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Out of the past 1/24/10 (01/24/10)
The recent decision by General Motors to manufacture a new "Saturn" subcompact car is creating a virtual bidding war in states where officials are shifting into overdrive in their efforts to obtain the Saturn car plant; among communities vying for the plant and its 6,000 new jobs are Cape Girardeau and Carbondale, Ill...
Helping Haiti (01/24/10)
A good many Southeast Missouri residents have connections to poverty-stricken Haiti, some through church organizations, some through their work with relief organizations and others who either have or have had family members living and working there...
Democrats still aren't listening (01/24/10)
Massachusetts sent a clear message to President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress. While some Democrats immediately scrambled to the center, others inexplicably ignored the significant vote. President Obama appeared unwilling to connect the special election result with the national mood of the people. In response to the loss of a Democratic seat that had been held for four decades, he could only encourage us to "look at the substance of this [health care] package."...
Speak Out 1/24/10 (01/24/10)
TO the person who said GI benefits are not a gift: Did you not receive a salary while you were in the service? The GI Bill -- gift, loan, whatever -- I'm all for it. But you need to realize it is in addition to your salary. I feel bad for the earthquake victims in Haiti. ...
Prayer 1/24/10 (01/24/10)
For friends and family, and for all who touch our lives, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Callie Ann (01/24/10)
Callie was adopted from a shelter in Texas close to 3 years ago, she was due to be put to sleep the next day. She is now spoiled rotten and we call her our little "Diva"!
Whaaaaat...... we are trying to get some sleep here!!!! (01/24/10)
Our two adorable dachshunds Dee Dee (brown) and Choppie (Black and tan) love to cuddle up together when its bedtime!
Just One More Treat, PLEASE!!! (01/24/10)
This is my other woofwoof kid, Fred The Wonder Dog. My other neighbor, Sarah, and her son Lucas, have entrusted Fred's care to me. He still goes to his other home to visit with Lucas sometimes. What a sweetheart he is! AND the best watchdog ever! He and HoneyMarie have a great time together...
PLEASE pet me, Mom! (01/24/10)
This is my sweetheart woofwoof kid, HoneyMarie. Thanks to my neighbors for giving her to me! She's one of my best friends.
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