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Police: Cape Girardeau man fought officers serving search warrant for drug activity (02/05/10)
A Cape Girardeau man with a history of drug convictions fought with police trying to search his apartment, according to charges filed today in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court. Bryan D. McDowell, 28, 618 North St., No. 302, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest by using force. All three charges are felonies, and Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle charged McDowell as a prior and persistent offender because of methamphetamine and marijuana convictions in 2001 and 2003.
Banker touts corporation that helps small businesses obtain financing at chamber of commerce event (02/05/10)
Helping small businesses obtain credit more easily is an essential ingredient for their expansion in Southeast Missouri, an area banker said Friday. And with assistance from the Cape Girardeau Area Community Development Corp., Moe Sandfort, who serves as president of the organization and community bank president with Bank of Missouri, believes future growth of those businesses could become reality.
Man burned in New Madrid County meth lab explosion (02/05/10)
NEW MADRID - A man was seriously burned following a meth lab explosion early today. The Standard Democrat newspaper reported that at 4:25 a.m. today, the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and the SEMO Drug Task Force responded to a report of an explosion on County Road 820. Upon arrival they found a victim with serious chemical burns...
MoDOT study recommends overhaul of airport subsidy program (02/05/10)
The federal program that subsidizes commercial passenger service for Cape Girardeau and four other airports in Missouri should be overhauled to give communities more stable and flexible service, a consultant told the city Airport Advisory Board on Thursday...
Most 8th District campaign funds coming from outside area (02/05/10)
If U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and her Democratic re-election rival Tommy Sowers had to rely only on campaign donations from within the 8th Congressional District, neither would have enough money to pay their bills. A review of campaign finance reports filed earlier this week with the Federal Election Commission shows that Emerson, a Republican who has been in office since 1996, and Sowers, a former U.S. Army major from Rolla, raised only a small fraction of their money at home...
Two Scott County men arrested on suspicion of meth trafficking (02/05/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two Scott County men were arrested Thursday when investigators with the Scott County Sheriff's Department saw one allegedly destroying evidence connected to a methamphetamine lab. Ronald D. Ford, 37, and Dewayne A. Kluesner, 42, both of Benton were charged with second degree drug trafficking, attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of
Accidents send Scott, Mississippi County residents to hospital (02/05/10)
A pair of accidents Thursday sent several residents of Scott and Mississippi County to the hospital. The first accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. on U.S. 62 in Bertrand, Mo. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 1987 Dodge that was towing a car failed to yield at an intersection, resulting in a 2000 Dodge hitting the towed car.
Brief power outage caused by broken insulator (02/05/10)
A power outage in Cape Girardeau on Friday knocked out electricity to 758 customers, including Alma Schrader Elementary School. According to AmerenUE spokesman Mike Cleary, the outage occurred in the area near the Kingsway Drive and Kingshighway intersection.
Mississippi County gets green light to eradicate beavers (02/05/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mississippi County's road and bridge department chief has the green light for a beaver hunt. "We've got a beaver problem," Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, the Standard Democrat newspaper reported...
Benton man arrested after confrontation over reckless driving (02/05/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly displayed a handgun to a man who confronted him about his erratic driving. Michael D. Allen, 28, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and careless and imprudent driving, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release...
Up to three inches of snow could fall in Cape Girardeau area today (02/05/10)
The National Weather Service is predicting that the Cape Girardeau area could receive up to 3 inches of snowfall tonight. Meteorologist Alex Dodd said rain likely will change over to wet snow between 5 and 8 p.m. "Roads may be slick in the early morning hours Saturday but for most of the day they should be fine," Dodd said...
Students from 13 schools to compete in business simulation at Cape Career and Technology Center (02/05/10)
About 100 high school students will get a crash course in business today. Students from 13 area schools will become chief executive officers and managers as they compete in a business simulation at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. Five area Rotary Clubs, Junior Achievement and 27 other organizations came together to host the 17th annual Camp Enterprise...
Jackson School Foundation to dedicate Trail of Honor today (02/05/10)
The Jackson School Foundation will dedicate the district's Trail of Honor at the high school today at 1 p.m. The trail's first brick is in honor of Marybeth Williams, who served on the foundation's original board of directors and was the secretary for six years. ...
Trained volunteers help households file income taxes (02/05/10)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri is coordinating an effort that provides free income tax help in Cape Girardeau for qualifying individuals. Since late January, Internal Revenue Service-trained and certified volunteers have completed about 30 tax returns for households whose adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less. That's about 20 more than in 2009, the first year the United Way offered the service, according to John McGowan, community impact director for the United Way...
Cape school foundation to hold Penguin Party fundraiser Saturday (02/05/10)
After a slow donation year, the director of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation hopes to bounce back. The not-for-profit organization is hosting its fourth annual Penguin Party on Saturday. The fundraiser is the foundation's push to raise money for teacher grants, executive director Tammy Samuel said...
State highway commission awards two Southeast Mo. road contracts (02/05/10)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded two multimillion-dollar contracts to Apex Paving Co. for projects in Scott, Mississippi, Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties during its regular meeting Thursday. The commission awarded Apex Paving a $5.07 million contract to resurface and improve shoulders along Interstate 57 in Mississippi and Scott counties. ...
Scholarship founders Douglas and Heather MacDonald Greene to receive Friend of the University award (02/05/10)
Douglas and Heather MacDonald Greene will receive the 2010 Friend of the University Award from the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The couple, who live in Vancouver, Wash., and Rancho Mirage, Calif., will receive the award today at the President's Council reception. The Greenes founded scholarships and supported projects at the River Campus and Kent Library...
Former postal worker pleads not guilty to destroying, delaying mail (02/05/10)
A former postal employee pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to destroying and delaying the delivery of mail.
Preliminary hearing set in Cape Girardeau assault case (02/05/10)
A preliminary hearing was set Thursday before Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp in the case of a Cape Girardeau man charged with first-degree assault for causing serious injury to a 43-year-old man. Benjamin Savage, 44, entered an apartment at 316 S. Lorimier St. on Jan. 31 and allegedly beat the male victim in the face with a tire iron-like object...
One pleads guilty, one not guilty in Stoddard County swastika case (02/05/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Two Stoddard County men arrested following a vandalism investigation have entered separate pleas in circuit court.
Eight treated after carbon monoxide leak at Poplar Bluff business (02/05/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Ozark Fitness was closed for five hours Tuesday after its pool heater caused a carbon monoxide leak, which resulted in eight people needing medical treatment.
Amber Alert issued for missing Carthage 8-month-old boy (02/05/10)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Carthage police are looking for an 8-month-old boy taken from his home by two masked men. Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Eddie Salazar after he was taken Thursday night. He is about 20 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes. Carthage police say two men wearing all black and ski masks broke into the family's home while the father was sleeping on the couch. The father was beaten unconscious and the house was ransacked before the boy was taken...
Toyota woes mount as government examines brakes on the Prius (02/05/10)
WASHINGTON -- Toyota faced mounting pressure Thursday as the government opened a probe of brake problems with the Prius, a crown jewel of its lineup. The beleaguered automaker said it was "too soon" to decide whether to add the hybrid to the millions of cars it has recalled...
Scott Brown sworn in to Mass. Senate seat (02/05/10)
WASHINGTON -- Washington confronted a new world order Thursday as the Democrats' supermajority died, taking with it much of President Barack Obama's agenda and any certainty of his party maintaining control of Congress. Republican Scott Brown's swearing-in to the Massachusetts seat held for decades by Sen. ...
10 Americans charged in Haiti with kidnapping (02/05/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries were charged with kidnapping Thursday for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti to a hastily arranged refuge just as officials were trying to protect children from predators in the chaos of a great earthquake...
Blue Jays stop Panthers in MVC tourney semifinals (02/05/10)
Oak Ridge converted two-thirds of its free throws while Meadow Heights struggled from the line in the Blue Jays' 80-67 victory.
Leopold holds off Zalma in MVC Tournament semifinals (02/05/10)
Top-seeded Leopold escaped with the 61-55 victory in its Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball semifinal Thursday.
High school roundup: Trio leads Scott City girls to victory (02/05/10)
All the high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Slumping E. Illinois will visit Redhawks (02/05/10)
The Eastern Illinois men's basketball team was rolling the last time Southeast Missouri State got a look at the Panthers. EIU is anything but rolling now entering Saturday's 7:45 p.m. matchup at the Show Me Center. The Redhawks hope to keep the Panthers reeling and also enhance their bid to make the Ohio Valley Conference tournament...
Southeast women face OVC leader (02/05/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team will try to knock off the Ohio Valley Conference's hottest squad. In order for that to happen, the Redhawks need to reverse a 28-point thumping they received Jan. 9 in Charleston, Ill. First-place Eastern Illinois will carry a school-record 10-game winning streak into Saturday's 5:30 p.m. tipoff at the Show Me Center...
Marleau sparks Sharks to 4-2 win (02/05/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Patrick Marleau scored his 38th goal to remain tied for the NHL lead, helping the Western Division-leading San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night. Ryane Clowe and Devin Setoguchi also scored, and backup Thomas Greiss had a strong game in goal for the Sharks, who rebounded from their lone regulation loss in the last 11 games after squandering a two-goal lead against Detroit two days earlier. ...
On a mission to watch all 10 best picture nominees (02/05/10)
Let's talk globally for a moment, shall we? The Oscar nominations were released earlier this week, including the 10 best picture nominees. Not five this year, but 10. It figures that the year I decide to watch all the best picture nominees is the year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides to double the number of films...
A cat's life (02/05/10)
Miss Kitty, the calico cat who lives with us, has us figured out. And we continue to discover more and more about our constantly shedding purr factory. Because she is partly an outdoor cat, Miss Kitty keeps her claws sharp and ready to use. Too ready, sometimes. When she purrs, her paws knead the closest soft surface -- usually my midsection -- and her claws etch interesting patterns into my skin...
Local artists display work in windows of vacant downtown buildings (02/05/10)
Downtown will go from empty glass to artsy class this month, thanks to a cooperative effort between the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Southeast Missouri State University's Crisp Museum and Old Town Cape. Local artists have volunteered to turn bare windows of the vacant buildings along downtown Cape Girardeau's streets into showcases for their artwork. Today, the first artist's work will be showcased at the arts council's First Friday event...
Cape Girardeau natives meet their idol, Celine Dion, thanks to Oprah (02/05/10)
Betsy Hogan doesn't normally spend her time Skyping with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" or rubbing elbows with Celine Dion, but for the past few days she's done both. Hogan, 21, attends classes at Southeast Missouri State University. She and 13 fellow Celine Dion fans were invited to be audience members on "Oprah" when she interviewed Dion...
Super Bowl TV playbook - what's on other channels (02/05/10)
Face it, unless you're a die-hard NFL fan or have several players in your fantasy league, you're going to be hard-pressed to sit through all the Super Bowl activities -- all 10 hours of it, beginning at noon on CBS, cable channel 7. The kickoff show is at 5 p.m. and the game begins at 5:25...
Opera Bites: 'Simon Boccanegra' has political intrigue, murder plots and Placido Domingo (02/05/10)
By Barb Herbet On Saturday, the high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Giuseppe Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra." The performance begins at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema in Cape Girardeau. This is one of Verdi's lesser-known operas, but, that being said, the role of Boccanegra is formidable. It usually is sung by a baritone, but in this production Placido Domingo will be singing the title role. That should be fascinating to hear...
Stars gather to cover 'We Are the World' for Haiti (02/05/10)
LOS ANGELES -- The charity anthem "We Are the World" has been rerecorded by 80 artists who came together in the same Hollywood studio where the original was cut 25 years ago. Pink, Natalie Cole, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Brian Wilson and others stood shoulder to shoulder on risers at Henson Recording studios Monday night to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief...
Everett Frizzell (02/05/10)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Everett L. Frizzell, 87, of Dongola died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Ron Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery...
Opal Wills (02/05/10)
Opal O. Wills, 96, of Millersville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Aug. 20, 1913, in Millersville, daughter of August J. and Mary Riehn Martin. She and Earl Wills were married Dec. 23, 1933. They had been married 73 years when he passed away July 14, 2007...
Albert Preston (02/05/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Albert Andrew Preston, 90, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The American Legion wake will be at 7 tonight...
Robert Mathis (02/05/10)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Robert Lee "Bob" Mathis, 78, of McClure died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Flora, Texas, to Herbert and Lily Lynn Mathis. He and Donna Kee were married May 22, 1965, in Ware, Ill...
Dorothy Boyd (02/05/10)
Dorothy Louise Wyatt Boyd, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 20, 1938, at Sank, Mo., daughter of Dolphie Lee Sr. and Alda Elizabeth Myers Fisher. She and James Wyatt were married June 7, 1958. He died April 11, 1988. She then married Don Boyd on Jan. 10, 1990, at County Line Baptist Church in Bollinger County...
Walter Loennecke (02/05/10)
Walter E. Loennecke, 86, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Jackson, son of Joe and Bertha Aufdenberg Loenneke. He and Sarah "Sally" Hoffman were married April 30, 1955. She passed away Dec. 2, 1990. He and Margie Campbell were married May 7, 1994...
Births 2/5/10 (02/05/10)
Son to Chad Michael and Trisha Nicole Parrish of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:32 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. Name, Braeden Michael. Weight, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Mrs. Parrish is the former Trisha Rubach, daughter of Myra Rubach of Chester, Ill., and Kenneth and Stephanie Rubach of St. Peters, Mo. She is employed at Walmart Supercenter in Cape Girardeau. Parrish is the son of Gregory and Debra Parrish of Jonesboro, Ark. He is assistant manager at the Walmart Supercenter in Jackson...
Notre Dame High School (02/05/10)
Notre Dame Regional High School A Honor Roll 9th grade: Nicholas Bira, Kevin Brost, Logan Buchheit, Jacob Cieslewicz, Emily Davis, Cody Debrock, Bryce Domjan, Ariel Dumars, Anthony Dunning, Elizabeth Earley, Michael Essner, Nicholas Essner, Vincent Foeste, Brandi Glastetter, Austin Harter, Chelsea Hastings, Taylor Heisserer, Eliza Holcomb, Aaron Huber, Tyler Hulshof, Jacob Janet, Virgil Landewee, Luke Mocherman, Timothy Moy, Kenrick Niedbalski, Nicholas Norman, Olivia Renner, Austin Rettig, Taylor Rinda, Sharon Sabapathypillai, Morgan Schumer, Taylor Seyer, Macy Shively, Mary Short, Seth Sievers, Jadie Stoverink, Matthew Thompson, Katrina Trentham, Taylor Ward, Alexander Wiesner, Patrick Williamson, Min Hua Zhu.. ...
Meadow Heights High School (02/05/10)
Meadow Heights High School Principal's Honor Roll 12th grade: Cody Blessing, Cole Bollinger, Rachel Bright, Nathan Davis, Aaron Elk, Nicholas Farrow, Nakita Grubbs, Constance Karn, Joshua Keller, Taylor Lincoln, Katrina Long, Jacqueline Mungle, Cameron Propst, Amanda Slaght, Nicholas Webb, Scott Williams...
Jackson police/fire report 2/5/10 (02/05/10)
Jackson POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Burglary Property Damage Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Fire report 2/5/10 (02/05/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 2/5/10 (02/05/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 2/5/10 (02/05/10)
Tom Eaton, a native of Piedmont, Mo., and former chief of police in that community, has been hired to be the new chief of police in Scott City; he is currently head of a four-man police force in Calumet, Okla. U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., has been appointed to assume jurisdiction over the 13-year-old St. Louis schools desegregation case; U.S. District Judge William L. Hungate has withdrawn from the case...
Adherence to Constitution not a sometimes thing (02/05/10)
By Paul J. Passanante On Jan. 14 the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Klotz v. St. Anthony's, a case that challenges the constitutionality of the caps that the Missouri General Assemble has imposed on damages in medical negligence cases. ...
Welfare and drugs (02/05/10)
Many taxpaying Missourians will applaud current legislative efforts to restrict or cut off welfare payments to recipients who use illegal drugs. Why, they ask, should taxpayers foot the bill for addictions? The simple answer: They shouldn't. But the issue is more complex than requiring drug tests for the more than 40,000 Missouri families who receive payments from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program...
Democrats overplayed their hand (02/05/10)
On Nov. 5, 2008, the day after Barack Obama was elected president, I wrote that it would be a day that would live in infamy. I still believe it could be, but I hope the outcome will be much different than Obama and the Democratic Party had imagined...
Speak Out 2/5/10 (02/05/10)
PRESIDENT Obama's first year by the numbers: January 2009 there were 13 million unemployed. December 2009 there were 14.7 million unemployed. The unemployment rate in January 2009 was 7.7 percent. The unemployment rate in 2010 was 10.5 percent. Outstanding public debt in January 2009 was $10.6 trillion. Outstanding debt January 2010 was $12.3 trillion...
Prayer 2/5/10 (02/05/10)
Tend to our suffering, both in body and spirit, O God, and heal us. Amen.
Scott City FCCLA Participates in Regional STAR Events (02/05/10)
Members of Scott City FCCLA competed in Regional STAR Events, February 1 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Receiving Gold recognition in the senior category were Brooke Dohogne and Chelsea Phillips for their Interior Design project, Morgan Brendel, Jenna Cummins, and Courtney Bles for Illustrated Talk, Missy Thomas for her Promote and Publicize FCCLA project, and Ashley Kennedy for her Early Childhood project. ...
PCMS Parent Partnership Group Presents Donkey Basketball (02/05/10)
The Perry County Middle School Parent Partnership Group is sponsoring Donkey Basketball on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Perry Park Center. Advance sale tickets are available for $6.00 at First State Community Bank, the Bank of Missouri, the Chamber of Commerce office, and at the Perryville Elementary, Perry County Middle School and Perryville High School offices. Tickets at the gate will be $8.00. Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free of charge...
1991 Central Graduate Awarded the Bronze Star (02/05/10)
Major Mark Thompson (U.S. Army), a 1991 graduate of Central High School and son of William and Mary Thompson was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 08-09). Thompson served as the commander of a Task Force providing detainee operations for high value criminals formerly of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party Regime. ...
Enjoying Winter's Wonders (02/05/10)
Enjoying Winter's Wonders The last weekend of January brought a blanket of glistening, powdery, snow to our area of the Heartland. While opinions may vary widely as to feelings about this event, my fiancee and i were fortunate enough to be off work and enjoyed it immensely. ...
Rudy looks like Maggie May (02/05/10)
We saw the picture of Maggie May and were so surprised how much she looks like our Rudy!
Cutes Pet Photo (02/05/10)
Maggie May - Christmas 2009
Yummy Snow (02/05/10)
My dog Wrinkles went out side and decided to eat the snow this is how she reacted
Winter Snow Storm 2010 (02/05/10)
We built a Snow Man and dressed him up with St. Louis Cardinals gloves, hat, ball & bat...we're ready to play ball!
Walking in the snow (02/05/10)
Where did all the grass go, I need a place to pee!
Snow Birds (02/05/10)
Cardinals were also present at the bird feeder for a little hard-to-find nourishment.
A walk in the park. (02/05/10)
A walk in the park...beauitful!
More Wildlife at Crooked Creek ...Coyotes (02/05/10)
Two coyote packs reside in the surrounding hills. They are often heard howling and yipping each night which makes for an interesting chorus as my pack of german shepherds howls back to the coyotes. Rarely seen during daytime hours, this was an unusual sighting of a coyote pair in the cow pasture as they hunted mice, rabbits and small mammals in the field...
St. Louis Cardinals Snowman (02/05/10)
Snow Storm in January 2010, Dell, Tammy, and Darel Roberts enjoyed the snow in the following ways...building a snowman and adding St. Louis Cardinals, Gloves, Hat, Ball and Bat for fun! Let's Play Ball! Maggie their family pet joined them!
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