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Stories from Sunday, February 7, 2010

Southeast seeks means for campuswide renovations (02/07/10)
The science laboratories on Southeast Missouri State University's campus reflect two different worlds. Some rooms have corroded sinks and hanging power cords while others gleam with new equipment and open space. Walls of the newer chemistry lab are lined with more fume hoods, where students complete experiments, than the older labs...
Jackson school foundation launches new Red and Black Affair fundraiser Saturday (02/07/10)
As the Jackson R-2 School Foundation builds its funds brick by brick, it will start another new fundraising activity. The foundation will hold its first Red and Black Affair on Saturday at the Arena Building. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., includes food and music by Mid-Life Crisis...
Pavement repairs reduce I-55 to one lane (02/07/10)
Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane next week while crews perform pavement repairs to the roadway. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, crews will work on the northbound lanes from Highway 77 in Benton, Mo., to U.S. 61 in Scott City...
Arrest warrant issued for Malden, Mo., woman on suspicion of forging college transcript (02/07/10)
An admissions office employee at Southeast Missouri State University noticed problems with a transcript purporting to show high grades and a lengthy list of classes for a prospective student, and now that applicant may end up enrolled in the state prison system.
Boyd performs to sold-out house at River Campus (02/07/10)
It was cold and snowing outside, but Neal E. Boyd was welcomed with warm applause when he appeared with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra on Friday evening to a sold-out crowd of 940 concertgoers at the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus.
MoDOT plans open house for bridge projects (02/07/10)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open house Feb. 18 to allow public input on upcoming bridge improvement projects in Scott County. From 4 to 6 p.m., staff will be on hand to talk about the 13 bridges it will rebuild as part of its Safe and Sound project, according to a news release from MoDOT. ...
About 165 attend Penguin Party (02/07/10)
The Cape Central High School jazz band plays in the background at the Cape Girardeau Country Club Saturday, February 6, 2010 during the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation's fourth annual Penguin Party. Approximately 165 people attended the event which raises money for teacher grants....
Students compete in business simulation program at Camp Enterprise (02/07/10)
Jackson Rotary Club member Dr. T. Wayne Lewis oversees the "6-Man Wolf Pack" at Camp Enterprise as they compete with other groups using the Junior Achievement Titan program in setting up a new business on Friday at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. ...
Cape man pleads guilty to crack possession (02/07/10)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Tyrell M. Myers, 24, faces up to life in prison and a $4 million fine, followed by a period of supervised release for up to five years. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr...
Cape man gets 15 years for drug, gun charges (02/07/10)
Michael Houston Purkey, 47, of Cape Girardeau was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison on felony drug and gun charges. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. sentenced Purkey on one count of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine and one felony count of possession of a firearm. He previously pleaded guilty to the charges...
School menus: Feb. 8-12 (02/07/10)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chili/cheese nachos or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, potato tots, peaches. WEDNESDAY--Ravioli or turkey & cheese on bun, green beans, hot roll, pineapple...
Club News (02/07/10)
The Jackson Noon Optimist recently held their quarterly fellowship meeting at the home of Stanley and LaDonia Beggs. The Beggs' home, which LaDonia affectionately calls their "Ancestral Old Home Place," has long been a landmark along Highway 72 West in Jackson where it has nestled in rolling hills later dotted with apple orchards since 1902 and has long been the center of a busy industry of everything from raising 11 varieties of apples to the annual pumpkin patch and Fall Festival with its showcase of apple butter cooking the old-fashioned way in copper kettles over an open fire.. ...
Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing sees increase in St. Louis sales (02/07/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's still a tiny bubble to the king of beers, but Boulevard Brewing of Kansas City attributes a surge in St. Louis sales to local frothing over foreign ownership. In the year since InBev, a Belgian-based brewing company, bought Anheuser-Busch, Boulevard has not only gained bragging rights as Missouri's largest home-based brewery but has seen its grocery sales increase 26 percent in the St. Louis market...
Couple gets probation in pet food case (02/07/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have been sentenced to three years' probation for distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food. Federal prosecutors in Kansas City say 43-year-old Sally Qing Miller and 57-year-old Stephen S. Miller also must pay a $5,000 fine, and their company, Chemnutra Inc., must pay $25,000...
St. Louis girl dies in house fire (02/07/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A 10-year-old girl has died in a fire that destroyed her St. Louis home. The fire that killed Tegan McCall started early Saturday either in the basement or on the first floor. The cause of the blaze is unknown. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the girl's 13-year-old sister was rescued through a second-story window. Tegan's parents and two brothers, ages 6 and 17, escaped by going from a third-story window onto a flat second-story roof...
Central's Pittman packs a big punch in a small frame (02/07/10)
Sadie Pittman succumbed to fear during her first few years on the basketball court. Even when she'd race toward the basket all alone, she refused to take a shot. The speedster would wait for a teammate to catch up then pass the ball. "She wouldn't shoot," said Pittman's mother, Linda Alford-Taylor. ...
High school roundup: Casasola leads Tigers to win over Poplar Bluff (02/07/10)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson boys pull out nailbiter at home (02/07/10)
It's hard to imagine a high school basketball game being any closer than Friday night's boys matchup between Farmington and host Jackson. A nice bit of anticipation and then a strong move to the basket by senior guard Taylor Williams turned the tide in Jackson's favor...
Free throws carry St. Vincent boys to victory over Perryville (02/07/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- One side of the Perry Park Center was a sea of green and white; the opposite side blue and gold. And in between the throngs of spectators, bodies were flying all over the floor. It only could be the annual Perryville-St. Vincent basketball game...
Jackson pulls away to down Meadow Heights girls 71-48 (02/07/10)
PATTON, Mo. -- For one quarter Friday, the Jackson Indians felt the lingering effects of a double-overtime loss from a night earlier. But when the Indians worked their way through the sluggishness, they threw three quarters of sharp play at an overmatched Meadow Heights team and emerged with a 71-48 victory...
Maher delivers ND boys past state-ranked Bernie (02/07/10)
With many of Notre Dame's greats in attendance for Hall of Fame night and the Bulldogs celebrating senior night, Liam Maher put on a dandy performance. The senior drained six 3-pointers and netted a game-high 20 points to help Notre Dame bury Bernie 72-47 on Friday night...
High school roundup: Panthers capture third at Miss Valley tourney (02/07/10)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Central girls handle Kougars (02/07/10)
The lone freshman delivered when danger lurked for the Central girls basketball team. Chelsea Vinson scored five points late in the final quarter Saturday to help the host Tigers tame Rosati-Kain 49-42. The Kougars closed within a point at 35-34 with 4 minutes, 26 seconds left in the contest. The Tigers responded by going inside to their freshman forward, who knocked down her shot and got fouled. She connected on the free throw to complete the three-point play...
Dexter claws past Advance 69-60 (02/07/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Advance's game plan against Dexter was simple -- don't let Alan Flannigan beat you. The Hornets were successful in limiting the Bearcats' leading scorer to 10 points, but the defensive strategy opened up the floor for others, and senior Brandon Stoker responded with 31 points as Dexter defeated Advance 69-60 in a clash of SCAA teams Friday at the Bearcat Event Center...
St. Vincent rides early lead past Perryville girls (02/07/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The grimace on St. Vincent senior Liz Martin's face couldn't keep her excitement from showing as she talked about how much it means to her and her teammates to beat crosstown rival Perryville. "We lost to them last year, so it was very nice," Martin said after St. Vincent defeated Perryville 54-38 on Saturday evening at the Perry Park Center...
OVC basketball standings (02/07/10)
OVC standings Men Saturday's games Tuesday's games Thursday's games Saturday's games WOMen Saturday's games Thursday's games Saturday's games...
Panthers dominate Redhawks men (02/07/10)
There was good news and bad news for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team Saturday night. The good news was junior forward Cameron Butler finally played in a game again. The bad news was the Redhawks did far too few things right to take advantage of Butler's return...
Southeast women's offense quiet in 30-point defeat (02/07/10)
Southeast Missouri State couldn't slow down the Ohio Valley Conference's hottest women's basketball team. Eastern Illinois continued to roll, crushing host Southeast 71-41 on Saturday for the Panthers' school-record 11th consecutive victory. The Panthers improved to 16-8 overall and 11-1 in league play as they retained their OVC lead. They also beat Southeast in Cape Girardeau for the first time since 2001, snapping a nine-game road losing streak against the Redhawks...
Missouri Tigers rebound for win (02/07/10)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Missouri made sure it didn't have another second-half meltdown. Instead, the Tigers buried Colorado with a second-half surge. Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 22 points, Kim English had 21 points and Missouri routed the Buffaloes 84-66 on Saturday...
Blackhawks snap 3-game losing streak; defeat Blues 2-1 in St. Louis (02/07/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist, Antti Niemi stopped 34 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a season-high three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks, 0-2-1 in their previous three games. They were the last team in the NHL to drop three in a row this season...
C.W. Rushing Charitable Trust donates to Junior Achievement (02/07/10)
The C.W. Rushing Charitable Trust recently made a $1,000 donation to Junior Achievement. The money was raised at the 2009 Captain Woody Rushing Golf Tournament held at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. From left are Austin Rushing and Todd Rushing, both with the trust, Merideth Pobst, the Cape Girardeau district manager of Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley Inc., and Colby Rushing with the trust...
Nell Holcomb Beta Club collects items for earthquake victims (02/07/10)
The Nell Holcomb Betas worked on a service project to help earthquake victims in Haiti in conjunction with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Convoy of Hope organization. The Beta Club members collected about 2,500 personal hygiene items and $180 and made "Kits 4 Kids" to send to children in Haiti. ...
Local Shriners donate more than $19,000 to Shriners Hosptials for Children in St. Louis (02/07/10)
Local Shriners recently donated $19,925 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children St. Louis. The Shriners provide free orthopedic and burn care to children 18 and under in hospitals around the country. Today begins the Shriners Hospitals for Children Burn Awareness Week, focusing on preventing burn injuries. Potentate Bill Drake, left, accepts a check from Stanley Grantham, 2010 president of the Cape Shrine Club...
Perryville man completes Infantryman One Station Unit Training (02/07/10)
Army Pvt. Jeremiah McAtee has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training, which is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons among other things. ...
FYI (02/07/10)
The Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau has planned a "Hearts for Haiti" evening of Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The dinner will feature tabbouleh salad, hummus, biryani rice, chicken tidda, kabobs, chickpea masala and baklava. The meal will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Islamic center on West End Boulevard. Tickets are $10. Carryouts will be available. For more information, e-mail melkarmi@yahoo.com...
Innovative Orthodontics in Jackson collects winter clothing for cancer patients (02/07/10)
Patients and staff at Innovative Orthodontics in Jackson collected winter clothing to donate to cancer patients at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Tina Fowler, orthodontic assistant at Innovative Orthodontics, gives Dr. Krishnamohan R. Basarakodu, a hematologist/oncologist at the hospital, a box of hats, scarves and gloves for cancer patients. Fowler said this was the first year the office has collected items, "but we're hoping it will catch on because it's for a really great cause," she said...
Adopt Panera (02/07/10)
Panera is a 7-month-old gray-and-white kitty who happens to not have a tail. He is playful and has a winning personality. Panera is neutered and up to date on his shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Becky and Harry (02/07/10)
Becky and Harry are 9-week-old kittens. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Pet of the week (02/07/10)
Pet name: Horton Owners: Paul and Shannon Daniels Favorite activity: Playing in the snow. ...
Funding the mission (02/07/10)
The St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson is running its sixth rummage sale fundraiser Thursday to Saturday to build funds for mission trips to Haiti, Guatemala and New Orleans. "Our church has always sponsored Haiti, our first mission was in 2005," said Mary Winterhof, the chairwoman of the rummage sale. "We do the rummage sale once a year."...
Feats of God are truly amazing (02/07/10)
"Amaze" means to cause great wonder or surprise. For something to be amazing, it has to break the boundaries of the norm. To be amazing, it must take all of our realistic and unrealistic expectations and smash them, forcing us to look at our lives and our realities in a completely new paradigm. When something is amazing, it completely changes our worldview...
First step to Scouting (02/07/10)
As the Boy Scouts of America prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary Monday, there are many young boys who have just started their Scouting experience with the Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts is the first step in the Boy Scouts. "It is for boys in first through fifth grades," said Shirley Sullivan, committee chairwoman and charter representative for Cub Scout Pack 15 in Cape Girardeau. "It is getting them ready for the Boy Scouts."...
Valentine's gifts for the hip guy (02/07/10)
Valentine's Day gift shopping for the man in your life? New, guy-oriented Web sites such as Ploomy, Gent Supply Co. and Ask Men offer some ideas -- as well as advice and information for the modern man on everything from managing money and dressing to impress, to learning about classic films, cleaning a bathroom and choosing a quality libation...
How to make the most of Valentine's Day flowers (02/07/10)
There may be cheaper ways to declare your love on Valentine's Day than by saying it with flowers, but that doesn't mean having to forgo a bouquet. Just put more thought into the presentation. Sometimes less is more, such as attaching a caring note to a single long-stemmed rose rather than ordering a pricey dozen. Or mix a few stellar roses with a big selection of lower-priced blooms to make a statement...
Finally, a movie for believers (02/07/10)
"Eli's coming ... get down on your knees." I played the song, "Eli's Coming," by Three Dog Night, over and over on my stereo as a teenager. Even now, I can remember turning it up loud in the basement and hearing my mother stomp on the upstairs floor in complaint...
Diving into facts about ring-neck duck (02/07/10)
Although this bird is named the ring-neck duck, it is most easily identified by the white ring close to the black tip of its bill. It is a common diving duck and will dive to escape danger. A smart little duck, this one will sometimes even elude hunters by diving, swimming underwater for several yards to another location, surfacing and flying away...
Vivian Lange (02/07/10)
*** Vivian Lange Bonne Terre, Mo. — Vivian Lange, 89, of Bonne Terre died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Joyce Berry (02/07/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Joyce Y. Berry, 62, of Cairo died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from noon until time of service Monday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill...
Sharon Hahs (02/07/10)
Sharon Janene Hahs, 66, of Jackson passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1943, in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Jennie Vines Wilson. She and Gregory Lee Hahs were married April 10, 1965. He passed away April 9, 2003...
David Metcalfe (02/07/10)
David S. Metcalfe, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at his home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 28, 1936. He was the son of Donald C. and Mildred M. Metcalfe. David graduated valedictorian from Chillicothe High School in Chillicothe, Mo. ...
Kelley - Gaddy (02/07/10)
Tasha Jande' Kelley and Daniel Patrick Gaddy were married June 5, 2009, in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Joan and Carson Kelley Jr. of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Carole and Jerry Gaddy of Barnhart, Mo. Matron of honor was Becky Swoboda of Cape Girardeau. Bridesmaids were Sarah Wernsman of Collinsville, Ill., Melissa Wischmann of Jackson, Ashley Riddle of Hickory, N.C., Jessica Gaddy of Barnhart, sister of the groom, and Colleen Diveley of South Korea...
Burk - McCraw (02/07/10)
Tracy Sue Burk and Cody Dale McCraw were married March 14, 2009, at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Bill Ross performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donna Oldham of Jackson and Gary Burk of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Dale McCraw of Madison, Miss., and Kim Ricketts of Grassy, Mo...
Randolph - Rone (02/07/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Lesley Ann Randolph and Justin Lewis Rone exchanged wedding vows Aug. 22, 2009, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Randy Tochtrop. Pianist was Donna Taylor of Morley, Mo., cantor was Marlene Scherer of Oran, and soloist was Ashley Wolfe of Chesterfield, Mo. ...
Miesner - Lorenz (02/07/10)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Dennis and Karen Miesner of Frohna announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Miesner, to Jonathan Lorenz. He is the son of Dean and Joyce Lorenz of Frohna. Miesner received a degree in mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University in 2009...
Kath - McNabb (02/07/10)
Jeffery and Darla Kath of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Tanya Renee Kath, to Bret McNabb. He is the son of Dr. M. Jeffery and Nancy McNabb of Cape Girardeau. Kath is a graduate of Pattonville High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University, and a master's in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a communications associate at Anheuser-Busch...
Greene - Willey (02/07/10)
FREMONT, Mo. -- Roy and Jeanne Greene of Fremont announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Greene of Rolla, Mo., to Jeffrey Stephen Willey of St. Louis. He is the son of John and Marilyn Willey of St. Louis. Greene is a graduate of Winona R-3 Schools. ...
Haman - 50 Years (02/07/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haman of Cape Girardeau were honored at a surprise dinner Oct. 10, 2009, in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was held at Egypt Mills Trinity Lutheran Church. Hosts were their daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and David Powers, Marla and Mark Welker, Patricia and Danny Campbell, Susan and Bill Tuttle, and Shelly and Todd Ulrich...
Martin - 40 years (02/07/10)
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Martin of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Martin and Susan Helgeson were married Jan. 24, 1970, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Neb. The Rev. Allan W. Martin, father of the groom, performed the ceremony...
Jackson fire report 2-7-10 (02/07/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls on Thursday:n Emergency medical service on Oak Forest Drive. Firefighters responded to the following call on Friday:...
Jackson police report 2-7-10 (02/07/10)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items:Miscellaneous...
Cape Fire report 2-7-10 (02/07/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape police report 2-7-10 (02/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Property damage Burglary Theft Assault Miscellaneous Cape Girardeau County...
Out of the past 2/7/10 (02/07/10)
Efforts to revise Cape Girardeau's fireworks code fizzled out last night, when the city council deadlocked over whether to ban bottle rockets; the first reading of the proposed ordinance, which would have revised the code and banned bottle rockets, was defeated on a 3-3 vote...
Higher ed's future (02/07/10)
No one has a completely reliable crystal ball to see the future of higher education in Missouri, but one person has a vantage point that gives him a better view of things to come than anyone else: Dr. Robert Stein, the state's commissioner of higher education. ...
Advice for sticky accelerator (02/07/10)
As a former naval aviation safety officer, I noted something in Speak Out worthy of immediate attention. The subject was how to deal with a sticky accelerator situation. The contributor's comments were certainly well-intended and the advice basically sound (shift to neutral and turn off the key), except he or she omitted one very important detail: know your car's ignition configuration to avoid compounding the problem with a stuck accelerator and locked up steering. ...
Speak Out 2/7/10 (02/07/10)
I am an avid supporter of athletics and fine arts, but until the Cape Girardeau School District starts seriously investing in our teachers (raises and smaller classrooms for quality learning) I cannot support any bond issue. THE general requirement for a 60-vote supermajority in the U.S. ...
Prayer 2/7/10 (02/07/10)
Make our competitions fair, O God, and may the best effort be justly rewarded. Amen.
LOCAL PRIEST TO LEAD TOUR TO EUROPEAN RELIGIOUS SITES (02/07/10)
Father Patrick Nwokoye is no stranger to travel. The SEMO University Newman Center priest pilgrimages each year to various holy cities around the globe and with each trip takes a fortunate few of the Cape Girardeau faithful along. How would YOU like a chance to join him?!?...
Stretch & Yawn (02/07/10)
Katie wakes up from an afternoon nap with a good stretch and a yawn!
Jay Dee's afternoon nap (02/07/10)
Jay Dee laying on couch after along day of playing with kids.
Let It Snow (02/07/10)
During our recent snowfall, We enjoyed watching many of these lovely birds come to our window feeders. As you can imagine, being housebound with the snow, we were entertained most of the day. Soon we can look forward to our nesting bluebirds. Their houses are ready for the spring scouting ritual at the end of March...
The Groundhog was Wrong...Robins ....Sign of Spring (02/07/10)
A flock of Robins has been hopping around this week at Crooked Creek Ranch.
Robin Red Breast (02/07/10)
This robin and its flock have been pecking the field for food.
Coopers Hawk (02/07/10)
Keeping a close eye on the bird feeder, but not for seed.
Big Red (02/07/10)
This guy was waiting for the feeder to be filled.
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