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Stories from Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jackson school foundation holds fundraiser (02/14/10)
Around 175 people attend the Jackson R-2 School District Foundation's first Red and Black Affair at the Arena Building on Saturday. Organizers hoped to raise between $3,000 and $4,000 at the event. The foundation awards about $10,000 in teacher grants every year....
Jazz players get pointers at River Campus festival (02/14/10)
The Dixieland sounds that filled the air Saturday at Southeast Missouri State University came from more than 400 high school music students taking part in the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival. Three expert jazz musicians spent Friday and Saturday judging 18 high school jazz bands from across the region in the Bedell Performance Hall...
United Way launches campaign to raise $100,000 to meet 2009 goal (02/14/10)
While high school can be a trying time for teenagers, it can be even worse for pregnant students.
Cape Girardeau man issued summons for allegedly patronizing prostitution (02/14/10)
A Cape Girardeau man was issued a summons by police Thursday for allegedly patronizing prostitution on a city street from his car. Bobby J. Sheppard, 31, 624 N. Fountain St., was issued a summons and released by police. A woman called police around 1:40 p.m. ...
Oran woman injured in Friday morning crash (02/14/10)
A 70-year-old Oran, Mo., woman received what the Missouri State Highway Patrol deemed moderate injuries in a Friday morning crash, according to the patrol's online crash reports site. Cleda A. Curtis was injured in a crash at 8:10 a.m. Friday on Highway 74, five miles south of Cape Girardeau. ...
Couples married over 50 years or more get together for Valentine's celebration (02/14/10)
When Ruth Kester of Jackson decided to get married 55 years ago, celebrating the occasion with longtime friend Wilma Brown was a must.
Cape Girardeau City Council to consider revised zoning code Tuesday (02/14/10)
When Travis Rowland purchased a rundown house at 1716 Themis St. in Cape Girardeau, he thought he was doing the neighborhood a favor. The owner of Creative Trim & Performance wanted a house near that of his mother, and the property seemed a perfect fit...
New uncertainty surrounds trial of Sept. 11 mastermind (02/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears increasingly unsure what to do with professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after officials indicated they are reconsidering not just where he should go on trial, but whether he should face civilian or military justice...
Bombs slow U.S. advance in Afghan town (02/14/10)
MARJAH, Afghanistan -- Bombs and booby traps slowed the advance of thousands of U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers moving Saturday through the Taliban-controlled town of Marjah -- NATO's most ambitious effort yet to break the militants' grip over their southern heartland...
Tigers upset Sikeston boys 57-50 (02/14/10)
fter Central fell behind 9-0 to start Friday's game and eventually 13-2, it looked like it could be a long night for the Tigers.
Poplar Bluff boys snap Notre Dame's streak (02/14/10)
Poplar Bluff's Eljie Johnson hit the winning shot with 1.2 seconds left.
High school roundup: Central sends six, Notre Dame two to state wrestling meet (02/14/10)
All the action from Saturday that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Nine Jackson wrestlers qualify (02/14/10)
Jackson's Jordan Reisenbichler won the 112-pound district championship.
New Madrid's size too much for Jackson boys (02/14/10)
New Madrid County Central's Kony Ealy dominated at both ends as the Eagles eased past the short-handed Indians 59-48.
High school roundup: Johnson powers Cardinals past Bulldogs 62-52 (02/14/10)
All the action from Friday that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Morehead socks Southeast men (02/14/10)
Defending OVC tournament champion Morehead State scored the first 16 points of the contest and romped 73-54.
Eagles bomb Redhawks women from long range (02/14/10)
Southeast's struggles at home continued Saturday with a 65-50 loss to Morehead State that was much more lopsided than the score indicates.
Baylor nips Missouri with bucket in closing seconds (02/14/10)
"We won it the way we wanted -- with rebounds and defense," said Baylor coach Scott Drew.
Turner leads Redhawks gymnasts past Cougars (02/14/10)
Southeast continued to roll with its best performance of the season, Saturday's 194.650-193.250 win over Brigham Young at Houck Field House.
Pet of the week (02/14/10)
Pet name: Max Owner: Jessica and Brett Burger Favorite activities: Playing outside and eating snow. ...
Daisy Scouts donate blankets to Building Blocks of Missouri Program (02/14/10)
Daisy Girl Scouts from St. Mary School made blankets and donated them to the Building Blocks of Missouri Program. The girls used money they earned from their fall product sales to purchase the fleece for these blankets. Building Blocks is a free nurse family partnership offered to first-time mothers in Southeast Missouri. ...
Sister Rita Schonhoff honored as St. Mary's distinguished graduate (02/14/10)
St. Mary Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau recently honored Sister Rita Schonhoff as the 2010 NCEA Distinguished Graduate during Catholic Schools Week celebrated Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. Schonhoff is a 1952 graduate of St. Mary Cathedral School and a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
Southeast Missouri native receives achievement medal (02/14/10)
Blake C. Leming, aviation electronics second class, received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his professional achievement as communication/navigation work center production supervisor, collateral duty inspector and assistant command fitness leader at the fleet readiness center Northwest from February 2008 to November 2009. Leming is the son of Charles C. Leming of Cape Girardeau and Dana M. Leming of Jackson, and the grandson of Herb and Thelma Annis of Cape Girardeau...
FYI (02/14/10)
The USS Clinton Crewmen's Reunion Association is looking for crewmen and families to attend the 17th annual reunion Oct. 11 to 15 in Reno, Nev. For membership and reunion information, contact Duncan E. Atkinson, reunion coordinator at 1510 19th Ave. North, Texas City, TX 77590 or at 409-945-6148 or deape@aol.com...
Adopt Annie (02/14/10)
Annie is a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador. She is spayed and housebroken. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Adopt Bonnie (02/14/10)
Bonnie is a 1-year-old cat whose fur is a buff and white color. Bonnie is up-to-date on shots and is spayed. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
A love ballad (02/14/10)
Sometimes it seems that as a culture we have love flipped on its head. Culturally, we think of love as something uncontrollable that we fall into. I don't know about you, but last time I fell into something and got it all over me, I didn't really want it there to begin with...
We learn from the sea (02/14/10)
One can compare life with numerous states of being and temperaments. Regardless of its parts, the sum is still life. The same holds true for the sea. Despite what condition or appearance the sea exhibits, it is still the sea. Why can't either be held accountable to a single description?...
Rebuilding with faith (02/14/10)
LAMAR, Mo. -- Tommy Freeman has been there. "I was pastor of a Methodist church in Louisiana, and we had a tornado come through and it really devastated the church," Freeman said. Rebuilding was a formidable challenge after the storm 10 years ago, and one his community in Castor, La., couldn't have pulled off without help. Lots and lots of help...
Award: Dickerson (02/14/10)
Jackson resident Thomas L. Dickerson was recognized as the Missouri's Conservation Commission's 2009 Bowhunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year. This was the first time this award had been awarded since the adoption of the Missouri Department of Conservation's Bowhunter Education program. ...
Semissourian.com reader gets a Valentine's deja vu (02/14/10)
Back in the summer when I was 13 years old, we lived on the east side of Small Town Anywhere, U.S.A. I rode my bike a lot; almost every day. There was a girl my age that lived a couple blocks away; a pretty little blond haired girl named Judy, and sometimes as I would ride past her house I would see her, and we would wave to each other and smile...
Fur coats become animal nests in national recycling bid (02/14/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Got a fur coat gathering dust? The Humane Society suggests the ultimate recycling -- putting it on the backs of other animals. The Coats for Cubs program by the Humane Society of the United States helps orphaned, injured or sick wildlife by gathering fur coats and using them for nests, bedding or cuddly replacements for mom and dad. In 2009, 2,687 fur items were donated...
Keeping up with the Mullenses (02/14/10)
This season's final episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is nearing. If you have no idea who the Kardashians are and have missed each and every episode of their 3-year-old reality show, welcome to my world. I asked a teenager to tell me why they were famous but tuned out the answer. Turns out they are famous because they are on TV, which leads to being on more TV because they are famous...
Make flowers last (02/14/10)
A gift of flowers is beautiful when first received and for a short time thereafter. However, recipients of a precious Valentine's Day bouquet are soon faced with throwing their roses or other flowers away when they lose their original appeal. Why not make use of those wilting petals? There are several fun and easy ways to repurpose roses and other flowers so they may last as a testament of a cherished gift...
Planning that perfect wedding - in just 3 months (02/14/10)
NEW YORK -- Soon after I got engaged in summer 2009, my well-meaning BFF pulled me aside and said, "I think you're making a big mistake." Her concern had nothing to do with my intended, but my intentions: planning a full-scale wedding, with bridal party, sit-down dinner, DJ and more, in under three months...
Songbird snacks on snow (02/14/10)
The recent wet snow, which collected on tree limbs while also piling up on the ground, provided me a rare opportunity. Knowing that snow does not last long on tree limbs, I got out early in the morning. Good fortune seemed not to be with me as I spent a few hours focusing my attention up into the trees. My intent was to get a wintry shot of a bird on a snow-covered limb...
H. Kenneth Carter (02/14/10)
H. Kenneth Carter, 102, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating...
John Lomenick (02/14/10)
John Albert Lomenick, 66, of Millersville died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Southside Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Bill Joyce officiating...
Lucille Edmond (02/14/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lucille Edmond, 86, of Cairo, formerly of Pulaski, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Daystar Care Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Monday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Raynell Young officiating...
Harold Pfeiffer (02/14/10)
Harold Edgar Pfeiffer, 90, of Gordonville died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church south of Gordonville, with burial in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Connie Moore (02/14/10)
CORINTH, Miss. -- Connie L. Moore, 81, died in Corinth on Feb. 10, 2010, from ovarian cancer. Born Nov. 19, 1928, in Orient, S.D., to Ed and Connie Johnson, Connie attended Commerce and Benton schools in Missouri and graduated from Benton High School in 1946...
Larry Mayberry (02/14/10)
BUTNER, N.C. -- Larry W. Mayberry passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in Butner, at the age of 62 years, nine months and 14 days. He was born in Fisk, Mo., on April 24, 1947, the son of the late Lonnie and Mildred Tucker Mayberry. He owned and operated a sawmill in the Annapolis, Mo., area for many years. He was a longtime member of the Hopewell Mason Lodge 239 at Lesterville, Mo...
Clyde Sturgeon (02/14/10)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Clyde V. Sturgeon died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved husband of the late Henrietta Sturgeon (nee Schonhoff); dear father of Leonard (Debbie), Larry (Lisa), Paul (Carol) Sturgeon; dear grandfather of Daniel (Theresa), Adam, Melissa, Katie, Nicole and Ryan; great-grandfather of Kenzie; our dear nephew, brother-in-law, uncle and friend...
Ethel Crow (02/14/10)
Ethel Beatrice Crow, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 23, 1950, in Nashville, Tenn., to Robert F. and Katherine B. Clark Hunter. She and Billy W. Crow were married May 11, 1971, in Decatur, Ala...
Rodney Stovall (02/14/10)
Rodney Eugene Stovall, 49, of Delta died Thursday Feb. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born April 9, 1960, the son of Jerry and Glenda Davenport Stovall. Rodney was married to Diana Sipple on Sept. 23, 1988. He was a Realtor with Key Realty Century 21 in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the Cape Eagles Local 3775...
Curtis Allen (02/14/10)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Pastor Curtis Lynn Allen, 84, of Leopold went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at his residence. He was born April 25, 1925, in Doe Run, Mo., son of Maple W. and Hazel F. Huff Allen. He and Velma Huffman were united in marriage Sept. 30, 1949...
Mary Fagerburg (02/14/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Lucille Fagerburg, 78, of Anna died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Anna City Care Center. She was born Feb. 21, 1931, in McClure, Ill., to Ralph and Helen Davis Stapleton. She married Rodger Fagerburg Sr. He died Aug. 27, 1981. Survivors include a son, Rodger Fagerburg Jr., of Woodstock, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Ashley Fagerburg, Lauren Fagerburg and Nicholas Fagerburg...
Bertha Gilmer (02/14/10)
Bertha Enelia Gilmer, 92, of Scott City died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 3, 1917, in Fairdealing, Mo., to Otis and Lilly Collins Johnston. She and William Clinton Gilmer Sr. were married Oct. 31, 1939, in Chaffee, Mo. He died April 17, 1987...
Michael Littleton (02/14/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Michael W. Littleton, 61, of Perryville died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Mo. He was born May 19, 1948, in Perryville, son of Charles and Deloris Clifton Littleton. He and Connie Moll were married Oct. 4, 1975. She preceded him in death Feb. 11, 2009...
Births 2/14/10 (02/14/10)
Son to Josh F. and Lisa Michelle Barrett of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:02 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. Name, William Shepherd. Weight, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Barrett is the former Lisa Schmid, daughter of Tom and Kathy Schmid of Jackson. Barrett is the son of Cocky and Cathy Barrett of Harrison, Ark. He is sales manager at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Cape Girardeau...
Bennett - Hawk (02/14/10)
Gwenda Stacey Bennett and Shaun David Hawk exchanged wedding vows Oct. 17, 2009, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Short performed the ceremony. Music was by soloist Brandon Hahs of Columbus, Ind.; and an ensemble including the bride; Michelle Bennett of Nashville, Tenn., Patricia Mothershead of Cape Girardeau, sisters of the bride; and Jocelyn Bennett of Cape Girardeau, sister-in-law of the bride. Organist was Matt Palisch of Jackson...
Ruchte - Fletcher (02/14/10)
Jill Christine Ruchte and Lt. James Samuel Fletcher were married Nov. 21, 2009, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Q. Andrew Ruchte of Manchester, Mo. Dr. and Mrs. James L. Fletcher Jr. of Savannah, Ga., are parents of the groom...
Blackwell - Waterman (02/14/10)
Mark and Brenda Blackwell of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlee Nichole Blackwell, to Jonathan Vincent Waterman. He is the son of Carl and Beverly Waterman Jr. of Sugar Creek, Mo. Blackwell is a 2009 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Midnight Sun Photography in Kansas City, Mo...
Goodman - Essner (02/14/10)
Tim and Cathy Goodman of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Malerie Phillips Goodman, to Brent Michael Essner. He is the son of Dennis and Becky Essner of Kelso, Mo. Goodman is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bacheor's degree in exercise science from St. Louis University in 2009, and expects to receive a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the university in May...
Roe - Jerden (02/14/10)
Jerry and Mary Roe of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Roe, to Chris Jerden, both of Chesterfield, Mo. He is the son of Steve and Paula Jerden of Chesterfield. Roe is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, and a 2007 graduate of St. Louis University. She is an associate buyer with Home Decorators Collection in St. Louis...
Palmer - Poddig (02/14/10)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- John and Irene Palmer of Sedgewickville announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Irene Palmer, to Robert Walter Poddig. He is the son of the late Robert Poddig of St. Peters, Mo., and the late Shirley Burns of Festus, Mo...
Nunnally - Petzoldt (02/14/10)
Tom and Vicky Nunnally of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jody Lynn Nunnally, to Robert Michael Petzoldt. He is the son of Lynn and Debbie Petzoldt of Cape Girardeau. Nunnally is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008, and expects to receive a master of arts degree in mental health counseling from Southeast in 2011...
Boyles - Dodd (02/14/10)
Doug and Janet Sanders of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynne Boyles, to Casey Joe Dodd. He is the son of Ed and Marilyn Dodd of Scott City. Boyles is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Crites - 50 Years (02/14/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Edward "Bud" Crites of Cape Girardeau are observing their 50th wedding anniversary today. Crites and Ann Fuhrmann were married Feb. 14, 1960, at First Christian Church in Cape Girardeau. She is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Bess Fuhrmann. Crites is the son of the late Loy and Gladys Crites...
Jackson police/fire reports 2/14/10 (02/14/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jackson firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Fire report 2/14/10 (02/14/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 2/14/10 (02/14/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 2/14/10 (02/14/10)
Oak Ridge High School loses its homecoming basketball game in the evening but saves its gymnasium from a fire after the contest; the blaze destroys three classrooms in a separate structure behind the gym. Charlotte Craig, administrative nurse, and Loretta Dickerson, secretary, mark their tenth anniversary with the Cape County Nursing Service; a luncheon honors the pair at service headquarters in the old public library building in Common Pleas Courthouse Park...
School menus Feb. 15-19 (02/14/10)
MONDAY & TUESDAY--No classes. WEDNESDAY--Beef steak with brown gravy or turkey & cheese on bun, green beans, hot roll, cinnamon applesauce. THURSDAY--Breaded chicken patty on bun or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, pineapple. FRIDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, peaches...
Love poems (02/14/10)
We give on this day candy and flowers, But we never stop to say thank you for the many hours You have stood by my side and gave a smile, As if to tell our hearts it's been worth every mile. No need to buy a teddy bear or even a card,...
True love (02/14/10)
Sometimes it's better not to ask too many questions when it comes to matter of love. If you have love to give, or if you are the lucky recipient of love, do you really have to know why? Isn't love perfect all by itself? Valentine's Day is the holiday we've come to know as the feast of love, the day when sweethearts, young and old, send each other cards and flowers and candy and other tokens of their special feelings for one another...
New bins promote recycling (02/14/10)
As May 1 quickly advances, we're approaching the deployment of our new waste management system. I have seen many complimentary comments and even some unfavorable ones. With much of the focus on the new automated trucks, one aspect of the new system has been largely overlooked: the new recycling container...
Speak Out 2/14/10 (02/14/10)
WHAT about drivers who are on disability due to the fact that they cannot drive to work but are allowed to keep their licenses and drive everywhere else? I know of factory workers who have been on disability for almost two years who drive everywhere but are drawing full disability because their doctor has said they can't drive. The state hasn't pulled their licenses...
Prayer 2/14/10 (02/14/10)
For those we love, and for those who love us, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
"The Show Me Sellout" Gains Momentum & Announces Fan-Friendly Activities (02/14/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics has added a number of fun and exciting events to "The Show Me Sellout," its department wide effort to sellout the Show Me Center for the final basketball games of the season on Saturday, Feb. 27...
Icicles Hang from Rock Cliffs on Crooked Creek (02/14/10)
An afternoon hike revealed flowing water frozen into interesting icicle formations on the north face of the rock cliffs over Crooked Creek.
Icicles Frozen flow over rock bluffs on Crooked Creek (02/14/10)
The view from below shows the steepness of the rock bluffs along the Crooked Creek. Icicle formations clinging to the bluffs made for an interesting afternoon hike.
Four Generations (02/14/10)
This picture was taken at the 50th Anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flannery's on July 18, 2009. From left to right in the picture are: Joy Owens, Loyce Flannery, Emma Green, and Bridgett Green. That's four generations to celebrate!
Winter Rows (02/14/10)
curvy rows of corn stalks in rural Scott County Missouri
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