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Two women injured in Arab Sunday afternoon crash (03/01/10)
ARAB, Mo. - Two women were hurt after one vehicle pulled into the path of another Sunday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred at 3:27 p.m. when a 2005 Chevrolet pulled into the path of a 2005 Pontiac on Highway 51...
Advisory board to oversee community college center in Cape Girardeau (03/01/10)
A coalition of business and education leaders that has been steering the establishment of a community college in Cape Girardeau County for about three years is ready to pass the torch. An advisory board and a health care needs analysis will help determine the direction of Cape Girardeau's new community college center, coalition members said. The group met last week for the first time since they received approval for the project from the Coordinating Board for Higher Education in December...
Pastor reflects on fond memories on his final day as pastor at First Presbyterian Church (03/01/10)
At a dinner to honor the 175th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church and the retirement of the Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. on Sunday, the pastor said keeping up with the sacrifices his congregation has been willing to make has taken all he could give himself...
Congregations celebrate Black History Month with Gospel Extravaganza (03/01/10)
Through dance, scripture and gospel music, members of area congregations celebrated National Black History Month on Sunday at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, where they also paid tribute to notable black Americans. Five choirs, one solo singer and one dancer were part of the Gospel Extravaganza organized by Dr. ...
Funding shortfall splits Mo. schools (03/01/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's budget troubles have reopened divisions among public schools, which after uniting in a quest for more money now are splintering over who should bear the brunt of state funding cuts. With state tax revenues down 12.5 percent from last year, Gov. ...
Sikeston man injured in mobile meth lab explosion (03/01/10)
MINER, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., man is facing drug charges related to a shake-and-bake meth lab attempt gone bad Friday morning. John D. Smith, 44, has been charged by Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd with several felonies including possession of a controlled substance, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a meth precursor drug with intent to manufacture and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute...
Lincoln U. adds master's in Environmental Science (03/01/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lincoln University will begin offering a master's degree in Environmental Science beginning this fall. The Jefferson City News Tribune reported that the Missouri Department of Higher Education recently approved the degree. LU will be the only central Missouri university to offer it...
Mo. auditor starting review of KC district's books (03/01/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee says her office is beginning to review the books of the cash-strapped Kansas City School District. In a news conference on Sunday, Montee encouraged individuals with confidential information to contact her office...
Alumnus Berry honored at school facing closure (03/01/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rock 'n' roll star and Sumner High School alumnus Chuck Berry sang at the school's annual alumni event Sunday, giving the crowd hope and energy in their fight to keep the historic 135-year-old school from closing this summer. "Go Johnny, go, go," the 700-strong crowd joined along with Berry as he sang the 1958 hit "Johnny B. Goode" that became one of the greatest rock songs of all time...
Scientists defend tsunami warning (03/01/10)
HONOLULU -- The warning was ominous, its predictions dire: Oceanographers issued a bulletin telling Hawaii and other Pacific islands that a killer wave was heading their way with terrifying force and that "urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property."...
White House calls for a simple majority vote on health care (03/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House called for a "simple up-or-down" vote on health care legislation Sunday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed to House Democrats to get behind President Barack Obama's chief domestic priority even it if threatens their political careers...
Obama signs one-year extension of Patriot Act (03/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed a one-year extension of several provisions in the nation's main counterterrorism law, the Patriot Act. Provisions in the measure would have expired Sunday without Obama's signature Saturday. The act, which was adopted in the weeks after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, expands the government's ability to monitor Americans in the name of national security...
Chile quake death toll tops 700 (03/01/10)
CONCEPCION, Chile -- Heroism and banditry mingled on Chile's shattered streets Sunday as rescuers braved aftershocks digging for survivors and the government sent soldiers to quell looting. The death toll climbed to 708 in one of the biggest earthquakes in centuries...
Iran: U.S. behind charge that Iran making bomb (03/01/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's supreme leader charged Sunday that the U.S. and its allies are behind the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency's claim that Iran may be making nuclear bombs, despite its repeated denials. The comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, broadcast on state television Sunday, came 10 days after the International Atomic Energy Agency said it was concerned Iran may be working on nuclear weapons, echoing conclusions reached by the U.S. and its allies...
Fierce storms tear through Europe, killing 51 people (03/01/10)
PARIS -- A violent late winter storm with fierce rain and hurricane-strength winds ripped across western Europe on Sunday, battering France and four other countries, leaving at least 51 people dead. The storm, named Xynthia, was the worst in France since 1999 when 90 people died. Prime Minister Francois Fillon held an emergency cabinet meeting and afterward called the storm a "national catastrophe."...
Redhawks complete weekend sweep of IPFW (03/01/10)
Scott City graduate Shae Simmons flashed the strong right arm that Southeast Missouri State coach Mark Hogan believes could make him a star on the college level.
Southeast gymnasts bump off Illinois St. (03/01/10)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team continued its strong season Sunday by beating Midwest Independent Conference rival Illinois State at Houck Field House. Southeast scored 194.375, compared to 193.275 for ISU, as the Redhawks improved to 11-2 overall and 6-0 in the MIC...
Final night inspires hope for brighter days (03/01/10)
There was quite a scene Saturday night as the largest crowd for a Southeast Missouri State home basketball game in five years witnessed the season-ending 71-68 overtime loss to Austin Peay. Southeast's Show Me Sellout promotion drew an announced 5,515 fans, the most to watch the Redhawks since the 2004-05 season, when two larger crowds turned out...
Talking Shop with Jeff Martin of The Martin Group of Realty Executives of Cape County (03/01/10)
Jeff Martin recently was named president of the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors for 2010, but before he began his career in real estate in 2003, Martin was a sales manager and a special education teacher. Business reporter Brian Blackwell recently sat down with Martin to learn how a career in teaching turned into seven years of selling homes in the area...
Cape Girardeau Walgreens to begin selling alcohol (03/01/10)
In the near future customers will find alcohol on the shelves at Walgreens in Cape Girardeau. According to spokesman Robert Elfinger, the Cape Girardeau store is one of many in the nation that will begin selling beer and wine. Elfinger said the company decided to start selling alcohol to meet a growing customer demand...
Verlene Abernathy (03/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Verlene M. Abernathy, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. She was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Belgique, Mo. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m...
Margaret Moorman (03/01/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Margaret Lucille Moorman, 71, of Sikeston died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Sarah Magdaline Youngman and William Robert Dixon Jr. On Sept. 7, 1958, she was married to George Doan Moorman in Germantown, Tenn., and he survives of the home...
Evelyn Heatley (03/01/10)
Evelyn Elizabeth Heatley, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Pulaski County, Ill., to Ernest C. and Edna B. Kennedy Sandlin. She and Benjamin Robert Heatley were married June 6, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death June 6, 1998...
Delmar Crites (03/01/10)
Delmar Ray Crites,74, of Jackson, died Sunday, Feb.14, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Jackson, son of Courtland R. and Clolie Agnes Ackman Crites. He was a repairman at the former Jackson Hosiery Mill and later worked for Crown Cadillac and Riverside Lumber, both of Cape Girardeau, Lanter Courier and Cape Girardeau County Transit. He was also a member of Little Whitewater Baptist Church in Mayfield, Mo...
Jackson fire report 3/1/10 (03/01/10)
FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Cape fire report 3/1/10 (03/01/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape police report 3/1/10 (03/01/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 3/1/10 (03/01/10)
Recommendations for reshaping the teacher education program at Southeast Missouri State University are in the hands of president Dr. Bill W. Stacy; Dr. Leslie H. Cochran, provost, submits 17 recommendations to Stacy, including one to phase out the laboratory school...
A stake in failure (03/01/10)
In our last piece ("Still no action by Congress on credit default swaps," Jan. 31), we explained that these contracts are essentially insurance in the financial markets. Properly regulated, they, like insurance, can serve a useful purpose. If controlled, they allow investors to manage risk and encourage them to fund worthwhile projects...
Highway spending (03/01/10)
Among the many spending priorities being considered during Missouri's budget crunch is the construction and maintenance of highways. Contributing to overall shortfalls in state revenue is the fact that fuel consumption dropped 5 percent in 2009 from 2007 levels. The main source of highway funding is a 17-cent-a-gallon state tax on fuel. The less fuel purchased, the less revenue for highways...
Speak Out 3/1/10 (03/01/10)
A high school friend came to visit me from Bloomington, Ind. He described Cape Girardeau as a dying river town. Sad to say, I almost agree when compared to towns like Paducah, Ky., Cape Girardeau is a poor example of a city trying to find itself. There needs to be a revival in Cape Girardeau development such as Paducah has done with its arts center...
Prayer 3/1/10 (03/01/10)
Bring us warm breezes and gentle showers, O God, as we await the joys of spring. Amen.
PCMS Students Collect Tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses (03/01/10)
A friendly contest between the Perry County Middle School fifth and sixth graders was not only fun for the students but it ended up helping Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. The contest involved seeing who could collect the most soda tab which were then donated to the local McDonald's with the proceeds going to Ronald McDonald Houses. ...
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month (03/01/10)
Cape Central Middle School Fifth Grade Students of the Month for February are, front row: Kim Spinks, Sarah Barker, Gabby Desrosiers and Hunter Stroder; second row: Amanda Stricker, Emily Sechrest and Alex Miller; third row: Jordan Collins, Philip Francis, Hunter Neal and Caylin Jordan. Southeast Missouri Hospital recognizes the Students of the Month in its role as the Partner in Education for Cape Central Middle School...
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month (03/01/10)
Cape Central Middle School Sixth Grade Students of the Month for February are, front row: Lauren Kimberly, Joshua Thomas and Daniel Pieper; second row: Brynna Bockhorst, Kameelah England, Madison Jackson and Kendra Gosche; third row: Keely Ullman, Megan Stafford, Hisami Minakata and Megan Saylor. Southeast Missouri Hospital recognizes the Students of the Month in its role as the Partner in Education for Cape Central Middle School...
Gateway College of Evangelism Concert at CUPC (03/01/10)
Music students from Gateway College of Evangelism, Florissant MO, presented a concert at Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jackson, Sunday Feb 28. Pictured is one of their smaller choral groups, United. Caleb Randol, grandson of Rev. and Mrs. Doyle W. Randol, Cape Giradeau, is seen singing with the group...
Gateway College of Evangelism Concert at CUPC, Jackson (03/01/10)
Music students from Gateway College of Evangelism, Florissant MO, presented a concert at Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jackson, Sunday Feb 28. Pictured is their chorale. You can learn more about the college, and their music at http://www.gatewaycollege.net/...
Sonic's Secret Drinking Bowl (03/01/10)
Sonic- "Drinking out of the Mason Jar" We call him Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) because at his young age he was shaped like a ball, ran really fast, and is the actual color of real Hedgehogs. On this day he actually stuck his body down into the jar to drink the water in it and then climbed out using his back feet. The "M" on his head stands for his last name which is Menz. He is now about 7 months old now...
Sadie Sue and her friend Jory Lou (03/01/10)
Our three year old with his dog friend Sadie Sue!
PCMS Students Collect Tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses (03/01/10)
Sixth grade winners pictured with the seven cases holding their tabs include: (front from left) Jordan Allen, Taylor Pingel, Allison Brewer, Kailyn Fahnestock, Randy Friedrich, Matthew Neuling, Logan Lane, Logan Flieg; (standing from left) Ms. Jennifer Lauck, Myranda McAdams, Anissa Meyer, Paige Lewis, Morgan Richardet, Tessa Holland, Madeline Layton, Abigail Mercer, Devon Taylor, Joshua DeLassus, Brandon Choate, Zach Schaupert, Jesse Lankford, Dustin Weibrecht, Ms. ...
Relaxing Nap Time (03/01/10)
My SEMO Humane Society dog of six years, Sally, loves to take up the whole couch when she naps. Just try scooting her over!
My Chewy (03/01/10)
Nicky, my 2 year old Blue Heeler, will carry around her chewy everywhere she goes. Just don't try to take it away from her!
Duke (03/01/10)
This is a picture of our puppy, Duke he is a bloodhound and quit a handfull. He loves to chew on bones and chase our other, little dog around.
Sox's weird sleeping style (03/01/10)
Sox- "Oh I've been shot!"
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