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Primaries set in Perry County; incumbents file in Scott County (02/23/10)
There will be primaries for at least three offices in Perry County, where challengers filed to take on incumbents for presiding commissioner, county treasurer and associate circuit judge. Incumbent Presiding Commissioner Carl Lueckel Jr. will be challenged by Richard A. Schemel of Perryville, while incumbent County Treasurer Veronica Hershey will face Brian Brickhaus and Associate Circuit Judge Michael J. Buellerdieck will be challenged by attorney Jason Tilley. All are Republicans...
Current representative's mother files for her son's seat (02/23/10)
Cape Girardeau Councilwoman Debra Tracy today filed for the Missouri House seat her son will give up to run for Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner. Tracy filed for the Republican nomination in the 158th District, which includes most of the territory within Cape Girardeau city limits, shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tracy followed A. Wayne Wallingford, a Cape Girardeau businessman who is making his second bid for the seat...
Early filing sets up primary in Bollinger County race (02/23/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A recently vacated office generated the first primary contest of the young political season in Bollinger County as two Republican candidates filed today for circuit clerk. Jeanneal Vandeven and Tina Broshius-Nenninger filed for the GOP nomination, while Cindy Yount filed in the Democratic Party for the post given up in September by Sharon Lutes. ...
Cape school board ready to take copier company to court (02/23/10)
Cape Girardeau School Board members were poised to seek legal action Monday night after learning about problems with a contract with a local copier supplier. "I would like to have the administration explore legal recourse," said board member Dr. Steve Trautwein, after the board voted to accept a bid with a new company...
Former Thorngate employees reunite, reflect on new career paths (02/23/10)
Tina Blyzes enjoyed working as plant manager at Thorngate Ltd. when she learned in late 2008 that a 28-year career was ending. But instead of harping on the looming job loss, Blyzes turned the hapless situation into a second career. After earning her Certified Nursing Assistant license in December through government-funded training, Blyzes began work as a nurse assistant at the Missouri Veterans Home on Jan. 5...
Advance man wins $200,000 a year for life in lottery (02/23/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- A construction worker from Advance now has financial security after winning a multi-million dollar prize from the Missouri Lottery. Aaron Cantrell, 26, won the top prize on a "$200,000 A Year For Life" scratchers ticket. He chose the annuity option, so the prize will pay him $200,000 a year for the rest of his life, with a guaranteed minimum payment of 20 years, the Dexter Daily Statesman reported...
Public hearings set on establishing speed limit on Bloomfield Road, Singing Hills Drive (02/23/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has scheduled three public hearings to consider reducing the speed limit on two roadways known for frequent speeding vehicles. During its meeting today the commission approved holding the hearings at 6 p.m. on March 15 inside the commission chambers, at 10 a.m. on March 16 at the Cape Special Road District office and the final hearing at 10 a.m. on March 18 inside the commission chambers...
Tow hits Ohio River bridge at Cairo (02/23/10)
The Ohio River Bridge in Cairo, Ill., was closed for about an hour and a half Monday after it was hit by a barge, said Keith Todd, a spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. A tow of 27 barges, mostly carrying coal, hit a pier on the bridge at about 1:20 p.m. Two of the coal barges sank about a half mile from the bridge, Todd said...
Daume joins race for Cape County presiding commissioner (02/23/10)
Stephen Daume, a Daisy farmer, announced he will run for Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner as he makes his second bid for a seat on the commission. Daume ran third in a 10-way Republican primary for District 1 Commissioner in 2008, polling 843 votes or 13.75 percent of the total. The primary was won by Paul Koeper, who went on to win the seat in the November general election...
Cape Girardeau businessman Wayne Wallingford to run for state House of Representatives (02/23/10)
Cape Girardeau businessman and retired U.S. Air Force officer Wayne Wallingford said Monday he will make his second bid for state representative. Incumbent state Rep. Clint Tracy announced Friday that he intends to challenge for the Republican nomination for Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner. Tracy defeated Wallingford and Jeff Glenn, a one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, in a three-way GOP primary in the 158th Missouri House District in 2008...
Southeast Missouri State University students give 'Carousel' a whirl at Bedell (02/23/10)
With the help of a New York City-based director, Southeast Missouri State University students are bringing a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic to the River Campus. The Department of Theater and Dance at Southeast will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" this week at Bedell Performance Hall...
Highway 51 in Perry County to be reduced to one lane (02/23/10)
A section of Highway 51 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform repairs. This section of road is from Interstate 55 and Highway 51 in Perry County to Highway 72 in Bollinger County, and will be marked with motorist warning signs informing motorists...
Mo. county bans possession, sale of fake marijuana (02/23/10)
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- A Central Missouri county has banned the possession and sale of a synthetic compound that mimics the effects of marijuana. The Sedalia Democrat reports that Pettis County may be the first county in the nation to ban the substance, which is combined with a mix of dried flowers, herbs and tobacco. It is smoked like marijuana...
Mo. university governor resigns over use of slur (02/23/10)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A member of Missouri Southern State University's board of governors has resigned, two days after using a homosexual slur during a meeting. David Ansley announced his resignation Monday in a long statement apologizing for what he called his "unacceptable comment."...
MSSU eyes 3 student fees to raise revenue (02/23/10)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Southern State University in Joplin is proposing three fee increases that it says will generate $1.3 million. The Joplin Globe reports that one of the proposals would raise the cost for students renting textbooks. The school's director of budget and operations, Jeff Gibson, says the fee for textbook rentals would increase from $7 per credit hour to $10 per credit hour...
MU faculty back giving credit for military service (02/23/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri Faculty Council has voted to support a plan to give veterans and students on active duty college credits for military coursework. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the council voted to support the proposal last week. The recommendation now goes to the provost's office for review and implementation next fall...
Weather Service: Midwestern floods highly probable (02/23/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Communities along rivers in the Midwest are bracing for would could be a whopper of a spring flood season, with the National Weather Service warning of a "high probability" of significant flooding along parts of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries...
Supreme Court to decide if firefighter discrimination suit will move forward (02/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday seemed willing to let a group of black applicants sue Chicago for discrimination over a hiring test that weeded them out from consideration. It is the second time in as many years that the high court has tackled discrimination in testing within the firefighting ranks. ...
Check this out: Deposit money by taking a photo (02/23/10)
NEW YORK -- In the near future, you might not even have to visit a bank or an ATM to deposit a check. You'll simply snap a couple of photos of it with your cell phone. Applications to do just that are already available for Apple's iPhone and other gadgets from USAA, a company that provides insurance and banking mainly for military veterans. Chase, Bank of America and Citibank are among the banks planning to release similar applications this year...
Toyota: recalls won't totally fix gas pedal issues (02/23/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president of Toyota's U.S. operations acknowledged to lawmakers on Tuesday that the company's recalls of millions of its cars may "not totally" solve the problem of sudden and dangerous acceleration. "We are vigilant and we continue to look for potential causes," Toyota's James Lentz told a congressional panel. ...
Hoyer: Comprehensive health bill may be no go (02/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic congressional leaders confronted the reality Tuesday that they may not be able to pass the comprehensive health care overhaul sought by President Barack Obama. Republican leaders prepared to do everything in their power to make sure they can't...
The world briefly 2/23/10 (02/23/10)
NEW YORK -- A former airport shuttle driver accused of buying beauty supplies to make bombs for an attack on New York City subways pleaded guilty Monday, admitting he agreed to conduct an al-Qaida-led "martyrdom plan" because of U.S. involvement in his native Afghanistan. ...
Obama unveils revised health care plan (02/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Starting over on health care, President Barack Obama knows his chances aren't looking much more promising. A year after he called for a far-reaching overhaul, Obama unveiled his most detailed plan yet Monday. The 10-year, $1 trillion plan, like the current Democratic version in the Senate, would bring health insurance to more than 31 million Americans who now lack it. ...
Guinness: Arizona Great Dane is tallest dog on record (02/23/10)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 250-pound blue Great Dane from Arizona gives new meaning to the term "big dog." Guinness World Records says Giant George from Tucson is the tallest dog ever on record. Guinness said Monday that he stands 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder, which is three-quarters of an inch taller than his closest rival -- Titan, a white Great Dane from San Diego...
Marijuana use by seniors goes up as baby boomers age (02/23/10)
MIAMI -- In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana...
NATO airstrike kills at least 27 Afghans (02/23/10)
KABUL -- A NATO airstrike killed at least 27 Afghan civilians, officials said Monday, in the third coalition strike this month to kill noncombatants and draw a sharp rebuke from Afghanistan's government about endangering civilians. In eastern Afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed 15 people Monday, including a tribal leader who played a key role in a failed attempt to capture al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora in 2001, police said...
Blast kills 8 in Swat Valley (02/23/10)
MINGORA, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber targeting Pakistani security forces set off a blast that ripped through a busy market in the northwestern Swat Valley on Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens of others, officials and witnesses said...
High school roundup: Meadow Heights girls rout Saxony (02/23/10)
All the high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
OVC tweaks tournament (02/23/10)
Beginning next season, all teams that qualify for the tournament will meet at one site in Nashville, Tenn.
Redhawks see home opener fall victim to weather (02/23/10)
Area fans will have to wait a little longer to get their first look at the re-tooled 2010 Southeast Missouri State baseball team. The Redhawks, coming off a promising season-opening series at Auburn, were supposed to open their home schedule today against Mid-Continent, an NAIA program from Mayfield, Ky...
Cardinals excited about full season with Holliday (02/23/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Tony La Russa believes the St. Louis Cardinals could have won the National League Central without Matt Holliday last year. He concedes the finish likely would have been a lot tighter. "I'd like to think I helped the team win a few games," Holliday said Monday...
Cardinals players shed pounds (02/23/10)
Cards' training table fare gets healthier JUPITER, Fla. -- Pitcher Kyle McClellan and third baseman David Freese shed about 15 pounds apiece in the offseason. And they're not the only St. Louis Cardinals players looking a bit more svelte as a result this spring...
Connick plays, sings for students at White House (02/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Harry Connick Jr. told students Sunday that music can get people through the darkest times -- even a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, which devastated his hometown, New Orleans, in 2005. The Grammy-winning composer and singer was welcomed to the White House by first lady Michelle Obama, who invited him to perform for members of a Washington elementary school glee club...
Healthy expression: Art therapy proves useful in helping patients dealing with stress, long recovery (02/23/10)
Since 1994, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and Southeast Missouri Hospital have put into use a therapy demonstrating the healing power of art with the help of an annual exhibit called "Art for the Health of It." The exhibit focuses on providing a relaxing atmosphere for patients, their families, visitors and employees...
Researchers: Most 'test tube' children are healthy (02/23/10)
SAN DIEGO -- More than 30 years after the world greeted its first "test-tube" baby with a mixture of awe, elation and concern, researchers say they are finding only a few medical differences between these children and ones conceived in the traditional way...
Dr. Robert Skelton (02/23/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Dr. Robert H. Skelton, 71, of Bloomfield, son of the late Fred and Erma Lee Waters Skelton, was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Tahlequah, Okla. He passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. He was a voting member of the Western Band of the Cherokee Nation. His great-grandfather, Buckskin Waters, was orphaned during the forced march of the Cherokee Indians on what was later called the Trail of Tears...
Lawrence Drew (02/23/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lawrence "Larry" Drew, 69, of Cairo died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wathie Bennett officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery at Mound City, Ill., with military honors by Army National Guard Honor Unit and area veterans groups...
Rosemary Boulet (02/23/10)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Rosemary Boulet, 77, of Olmsted died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at her home. There is no visitation. Private funeral and burial will be at a later date. Barkett Funeral Home of Mounds, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
Evelyn Teson (02/23/10)
Evelyn Mae Teson, 86, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Monticello House. She was born July 3, 1923, in St. Louis, daughter of Charles and Cora E. Jones Walker. She and William A. Teson were married June 6, 1944. He passed away Aug. 4, 2000...
Nick Williams (02/23/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Nick Williams, 61, of Poplar Bluff died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at his daughter's home in Jackson. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements...
Dorothy Seabaugh (02/23/10)
Dorothy M. Seabaugh, 89, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Tony and Lillian Sprague Miller. She and Bert Seabaugh were married June 19, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He passed away March 15, 1982...
Richard Enderle (02/23/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Richard "Dick" Enderle, 62, of Chaffee died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at the family home. He was born March 21, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Herbert Peter and Clara Caroline Glueck Enderle. He and Clara Lenand were married Aug. 31, 1968...
Births 2/23/10 (02/23/10)
Daughter to John Charles Martin and Candi Michelle Hargrove of Chaffee, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:44 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. Name, Carli LaRee. Weight, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Ms. Hargrove is the daughter of Berta Laubach of Benton, Mo., and Eddie Hargrove of Chaffee. Hargrove and Martin are employed at Chateau Girardeau. He is the son of Maxine Martin of Perryville, Mo., and the late Oliver Martin, Wilma Skelton and Dale Penny...
Jackson police report 2-23 (02/23/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Theft Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau police report 2-23 (02/23/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2-23 (02/23/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 2/23/10 (02/23/10)
Although heavy rain yesterday caused some minor flooding in parts of Cape Girardeau, it was a blessing in disguise on North Main Street, where a Union Electric natural gas line had ruptured; as the rainwater at Main and Mill streets reached the spot on the pavement over the broken gas line, the gas escaping through a crack in the pavement created a geyser shooting 10 to 15 feet in the air...
Juvenile center (02/23/10)
Over a two-year period culminating in early 2003, the Cape Girardeau County Commission heard from juvenile authorities and judges about a need for a new juvenile center, purchased land for a new center, authorized a $61,000 study that emphasized the necessity of a new center and ultimately concluded that a new center wasn't needed...
Jazz concert honors veterans (02/23/10)
American Legion Post 158 of Jackson sincerely thanks everyone who attended the U.S. Air Force Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble concert Feb. 11 at the Jackson High School event center. It was a great evening of jazz and patriotic music performed by a group of talented musicians. ...
Suffering from others' smoking (02/23/10)
I so agree with Beverly Shelton. I have permanently damaged lungs (diagnosed by St Louis doctors) from secondhand cigarette smoke. I never smoked in my life and never frequented bars either. Most restaurant smokers sections are a joke with the smoke drifting all over. ...
Speak Out 2/23/10 (02/23/10)
I'M calling about having a casino in Cape Girardeau. I'm a gambler, so it's easy for me to say let's go ahead and put one in. But let's look at this deal. If a person comes to the casino, he needs to eat and often to sleep because they come for two or three days. ...
Prayer 022310 (02/23/10)
Soothe our troubled hearts and minds, O God, and give us your comfort. Amen.
Open House Thursday evening at Central Middle School (02/23/10)
Central Middle School, home of the Thinking Cape Quiz Bowl's champion team, and Shere Kahn, the "Best Music Ensemble" in the State of Missouri, will host the "CMS Showcase" from 6:00 -- 7:00 pm Thursday evening. "It's an open house for 4th graders and their parents," says Mr. ...
St. Vincent de Paul 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team Finishes Season at 22-1 (02/23/10)
The St. Vincent de Paul School eighth grade boys basketball team went undefeated in the SEMO North Parochial League and took first place in the 2010 SEMO Parochial League Tournament Jan. 25-30 at Saxony Lutheran High School, the Drury Southwest North-South Parochial League Junior High Invitational Jan. 9-10 and 16-17 at Notre Dame High School, and the Scott City Kiwanis Tournament Nov. 6-8 at Scott City High School. The team finished the season with a record of 22-1...
Oak Ridge FBLA State Qualifiers (02/23/10)
February 19 all 26 FBLA members attended the annual district 15 competition. Throughout the day when students were not testing, there were games and workshops for the students to participate in. Those that placed in the top 10 were: Breanna McCllelan 3rd in Accounting, Caleb Elam 5th in Accounting, Emily Ruch 9th in Business Calculations, Savannah Aldredgre, Rae Ann Haven, and Dillon Myers 3rd in Business Ethics, Richard Stewart and Erin Owens 5th in Business Presentation, Alina Fox 2nd in Client Service, Shianne Knepper 1st in Computer Applications, Shelby Proctor 10th in Cyber Security, Shianne Knepper 3rd in Cyber Security, Lauren Meyer and Kali Myers 4th in Desktop Publishing. ...
Oak Ridge FBLA Students Attending State (02/23/10)
Seven members qualified for FBLA State at Oak Ridge High School!! Garret Light, Stephen Bolen, Brett Thomas, Tyler Lappe, Richard Stewart, Shianne Knepper, and Emily Ruch qualified and will be competing at FBLA State in April. Good Luck!
Saint Francis Unveils New Hospitality Area for Families of Critical Patients (02/23/10)
Families of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Saint Francis Medical Center have a new, convenient and restful area in which to spend time during their loved one's illness. The Critical Care Family Room is Saint Francis' commitment to families and the comprehensive care required for these critical patients...
Saint Francis Cancer Institute Receives Three-year Accreditation with Commendation (02/23/10)
Saint Francis Medical Center's Cancer Institute recently received three-year reaccreditation with three commendations from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Saint Francis received a three-year reaccreditation following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. ...
Saint Francis Earns Prestigious Recognition from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (02/23/10)
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri has designated Saint Francis Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. According to the Blue Distinction Center Web site, Saint Francis is one of only six facilities in Missouri to receive the spine center designation and one of only eight to receive this designation for knee and hip surgery. ...
My dogs Moose and Rosa (02/23/10)
I don't know if you guys have a cutest dog contest, but I had this picture of my two dogs that I just had to send in. Moose is a 15 month old Catahoula and Rosa is a 9 yr old Lab. I am active duty Air Force, originally from Altenburg, stationed in Florida now...
Gizmo (02/23/10)
Jeanne & Jimmy's Gizmo catching a few zzzzzzz's. Life is tough living on a farm!!
Icicles As Big As Me (02/23/10)
My son, Roman Ketcherside could not believe it! Icicles bigger than he is. This was photographed on February 20th. The temperatures reached 60 degrees, but the remnants of the recent cold remain on a small creek near Alto Pass, IL.
Icicles on 60 degree day (02/23/10)
This was photographed on February 20th. The temperatures reached 60 degrees, but the remnants of the recent cold remain on a small creek near Alto Pass, IL
Nature's Blanket (02/23/10)
Sentinel of snow-laden trees lining our driveway made a pretty winter scene.
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