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Case of mother charged with child endangerment in fatal incident moved to Scott County (03/03/10)
The case of a Pemiscot County woman charged with child endangerment after her boyfriend murdered her toddler will be heard in Scott County, KZIM KSIM radio reported. Joanie Fowler, 21, was granted a change of venue Tuesday. Deputies responded to Fowler's home Sept. 30 in response to a child not breathing. The girl was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where she died the next day...
Cape public library to host book sale starting Friday (03/03/10)
The Friends of the Cape Girardeau Public Library will hold its annual Spring Book Sale starting Friday at the library. Cape Girardeau Public Library Director Betty Martin says they have so many books to sell they started holding the Friends Annual Book Sale in March and again in the fall...
Southeast Missouri county among top in state for 2009 meth lab incidents (03/03/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Butler County Sheriff's Department recently was recognized for being in the top counties for methamphetamine lab seizures for 2009 in the Missouri Sheriff's Meth-Amphetamine Relief Team program, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported...
Mobile Vietnam War memorial wall coming to Sikeston (03/03/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The mobile Vietnam War memorial wall will make a return to Sikeston this summer after several years, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. During the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday, Tom Austin announced that his attempt to book The Moving Wall here again as part of the city's sesquicentennial celebration was successful...
Jackson man charged with Cape Girardeau church burglary, ATM damage (03/03/10)
A Jackson man was charged Monday with unlawfully entering a church and damaging an ATM at Commerce Bank, both on Cape LaCroix Road.
Jackson developer proposes building more affordable homes in Bent Creek subdivision (03/03/10)
Robert Litzelfelner wants to build a new phase of homes in Bent Creek that will be more affordable than the other 300 homes already in the Jackson subdivision. While most homes cost between $250,000 and $800,000 in the development near the par-72 golf course, Litzelfelner's proposed seventh phase would allow for the construction of between 20 and 24 homes costing between $100,000 and $150,000. ...
Southeast's new provost working on community college and budget cuts, getting acquainted with community (03/03/10)
Last weekend, a robot competition, a basketball game and a River Campus adaptation of the musical "Carousel" were part of a slew of activities that immersed Southeast Missouri State University's new provost in university culture. After a month on the job, the university's new chief academic officer, Dr. ...
Two minor earthquakes felt near East Prairie (03/03/10)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- A 3.7-magnitude earthquake occurred at 1:37 p.m. near East Prairie Tuesday, followed by a smaller 1.6-magnitude quake shortly before 6 p.m. But a geologist said it caused little to no damage in the area.
Cape holding job fair for mostly part-time Parks and Recreation positions (03/03/10)
Cape Girardeau is looking for softball umpires, lifeguards and people who manage concession stands. The city also needs temporary maintenance workers and laborers to work in the parks. To fill those jobs -- 50 to 60 in all -- the city will hold a Parks and Recreation Department job fair from 11 a.m. ...
Bond reduced for man charged with Perry County thefts (03/03/10)
A St. Mary, Mo., man said to be responsible for all the thefts and burglaries in Perry County this year was granted a reduction in bond Monday by Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp.
Dance company showcases mix of styles (03/03/10)
Dancers of the River North Chicago Dance Company demonstrated their skills at their first and only performance at the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus on Tuesday night with dance styles ranging from ballet to jazz...
In federal court: St. Mary man pleads guilty to meth charge (03/03/10)
The following information was released by the U.S. attorney's office for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr.:PLEADED GUILTY n Residence: St. Mary, Mo. n Charge: A felony count of conspiracy to manufacture 5 or more grams of methamphetamine...
Job fair planned for March 10 in Sikeston (03/03/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Four agencies are working to bring the unemployed together with businesses that are hiring with the Sikeston Area Job Fair.
List of targets, guns found in search of Stoddard County teenager's home (03/03/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A search warrant executed Thursday at the home of a Stoddard County juvenile who allegedly threatened the lives of 29 fellow Puxico High School students turned up a list of names and several firearms.
Weekend grass fires kill one, injure one in Southeast Missouri (03/03/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Greenville, Mo., man is being treated at a St. Louis hospital for burns he suffered Saturday afternoon trying to put out a grass fire at his home.
Mo. lawmakers want Nixon to revise budget plan (03/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's revenue is falling at nearly twice the rate that was projected just two months ago, forcing officials to take a fresh look at merging state agencies, raising fees or making deep cuts to public services. Gov. Jay Nixon held a series of private meetings Tuesday with Senate and House members to discuss the state's financial problems. ...
More than 450 young people homeless in Springfield (03/03/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- More than 450 young people between the ages of 11 and 22 are homeless in Springfield, according to a recent count. Those numbers left members of the Task Force for Homeless Young Children in almost stunned silence Tuesday as Todd Duncan, coordinator of Youth Services at The Kitchen Inc., delivered the startling report...
Bellevue student's story lands in 'Chicken Soup' book (03/03/10)
Sara Wessling has always liked penning short stories, although the Bellevue teenager only wrote them for herself. Until now. On a whim, the Bellevue West High School senior poured her heart out to the publishers of the popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series in December 2008...
Missouri court invalidates Springfield red-light ticket (03/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's third-largest city suspended the use of red-light traffic cameras Tuesday after the state Supreme Court struck down its process for handling the tickets. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the high court said violations of municipal ordinances, such as running a red light, cannot be handled through administrative hearings but instead must be heard in a court...
Missouri House endorses bill to speed tax refunds (03/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri residents might get their state tax refunds faster under a bill endorsed Tuesday by the House. State officials currently can hold onto tax refunds for up to 120 days without paying interest. Legislation given first-round approval in the House would limit that to 45 days. The shorter period would take effect immediately when it is signed into law...
Missouri unemployment falls slightly to 9.5 percent in Jan. (03/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's unemployment fell slightly in January, but the state also shed 12,800 nonfarm jobs. The state Department of Economic Development reports that the jobless rate dipped one-tenth of a percentage point to 9.5 percent last month. The agency says the nation's average unemployment rate for January was 9.7 percent...
Court sides with endangered casino (03/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri appeals court has sided with Pinnacle Entertainment in its bid to keep open the President Casino in St. Louis. The state appeals court in Kansas City agreed Tuesday with Pinnacle that the Missouri Gaming Commission acted improperly in deciding Pinnacle could neither repair nor replace the casino...
Suspect in Calif. missing teen case linked to other assault (03/03/10)
SAN DIEGO -- A registered sex offender suspected in the disappearance of 17-year-old Chelsea King likely assaulted a jogger in December in the same park where the search for King is centered, police said Tuesday. The 22-year-old Colorado woman managed to fend off her attacker Dec. 27 in Rancho Bernardo Community Park on the northern edge of San Diego, the same site where King's 1994 BMW was found with her belongings inside, police Capt. Jim Collins said...
Germany's highest court overturns law on keeping phone, e-mail data (03/03/10)
BERLIN -- Germany's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that let anti-terror authorities retain data on telephone calls and e-mails, saying it marked a "grave intrusion" into personal privacy rights and must be revised. The court ruling was the latest to sharply criticize a major initiative by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and one of the strongest steps yet defending citizen rights from post-Sept. 11 terror-fighting measures...
Postal Service renews its effort to cut delivery days (03/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- The post office is renewing its drive to drop Saturday delivery -- and plans a rate increase -- in an effort to fend off a projected $7 billion loss this year. Without drastic action the agency could face a cumulative loss of $238 billion over 10 years, Postmaster General John Potter said in releasing a series of consultant reports on agency operations and its outlook...
Phoenix at odds with church that feeds needy (03/03/10)
PHOENIX -- On Saturday mornings, crowds of homeless gather with other needy people at picnic tables outside a church in an upscale Phoenix neighborhood, listen to sermons and settle in for sausage, pancakes and scrambled eggs. The pastor says it's the Lord's work. Neighbors say it should be done elsewhere...
Northwest at risk of megaquake like one that struck Chile (03/03/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Just 50 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast is an earthquake hotspot that threatens to unleash on Seattle, Portland and Vancouver the kind of damage that has shattered Chile. The fault has been dormant for more than 300 years, but when it awakens -- tomorrow or decades from now -- the consequences could be devastating...
Clinton brings telephones, promises to quake-hit Chile (03/03/10)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a small dent in Chile's growing needs following a massive earthquake, handing over 25 satellite phones Tuesday while promising more in the country's capital. "We stand ready to help in any way that the government of Chile asks us to. ...
Official: Uganda landslides kill 70 (03/03/10)
BUDUDA, Uganda -- Rivers of mud swamped houses, stores and at least one school after heavy rains in this Central African country, killing at least 70 people with some 250 still missing, officials and survivors said Tuesday. Rains that began Monday evening continued through the night, triggering landslides in the Bududa region, 170 miles east of Kampala...
Thomas scores 47 points as Oak Ridge reaches district final (03/03/10)
"People ask why do you put in all the effort," Thomas said. "It's for that feeling right there. You're on top of the world and there's nothing better than it."
Scott County Central downs Delta 84-53 (03/03/10)
The Delta Bobcats gave Scott County Central all it could handle in the first quarter of their Class 1 District 3 semifinal game Tuesday night.
ND girls, Jackson boys try to avenge losses in sectional (03/03/10)
The Jackson boys and Notre Dame girls will be facing similar circumstances when they face sectional opponents tonight. Both teams played their sectional opponent in January during the regular season and both will be looking to avenge a loss. Jackson (16-12) will face top-ranked Webster Groves (26-2) in a 7:45 p.m. Class 5 sectional at the Farmington Civic Center. The Statesmen defeated the Indians 64-50 on Jan. 29...
Leopold falls in semifinal against Richland (03/03/10)
The Rebels ran wild and knocked off the Wildcats 77-65 in a Class 1 District 3 semifinal game Tuesday night.
Advance's strategy falters against Bernie (03/03/10)
Advance tried to slow the pace, but the wheels quickly fell off and the Mules raced to a 74-27 victory in their Class 2 District 3 semifinal.
High school roundup: Scott City girls' season ends with loss to Charleston (03/03/10)
All the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Missouri beats Iowa State 69-67 in overtime (03/03/10)
AMES, Iowa -- Missouri's Zaire Taylor prefers having the ball in his hands with the clock running down and the game on the line because, as he sees it, it clears his mind. Taylor proved yet again Tuesday night that he's at his best when the Tigers need him the most...
Ishee is hopeful of new contract (03/03/10)
The status of Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee still is up in the air days after the Redhawks ended one of the worst seasons in program history.
Redhawks bang out 18 hits but fall prey to Saint Louis University's power attack (03/03/10)
SLU also had its offense going, getting 13 hits and all of the game's three home runs, as the host Billikens won 10-6.
Recipe Swap: Round-robin provides recipes for those in the loop (03/03/10)
I remember when I was a child -- long before Facebook, e-mail and Twitter -- my mom and her siblings had a round-robin letter. The oldest sibling would start the letter and then send it on to the next sibling. That person would write a letter and send it on to the next and so on. ...
Dr. Grow: Set up purple martin apartments before scouts arrive later this month (03/03/10)
Spring officially starts March 20. For gardeners who love feathered friends, spring actually starts when the purple martin scouts arrive. In my recollection this date has been any time from March 3 to March 24. The actual date depends on many factors, but I think late winter temperatures are the most significant factor. Therefore, I think the scouts will arrive later this year than previous...
Lady Antebellum leads American Country Music Awards nods with 7 (03/03/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday...
Charles Clendenin (03/03/10)
Charles W. Clendenin, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30...
Gretchen Wilson (03/03/10)
Gretchen L. "Granny Goose" Wilson, 79, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson...
Alvin Robinett Sr. (03/03/10)
Alvin Wayne Robinett Sr., 71, of Oriole passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, following a long battle with numerous health complications. He was born April 1, 1938, in Sikeston, Mo., to Arthur L. and Allie M. Jobe Robinett...
Blaine Swan (03/03/10)
Blaine Swan, 91, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Ramsey Creek Assisted Living Facility in Scott City. He was born May 7, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, to John Edward and Margaret Louise Ruebel Swan. He was married to Lucille Menz Dec. 9, 1943, in Scott City...
Diane Thompson (03/03/10)
Margaret "Diane" Thompson, 64, of Scott City died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 9, 1945, in Vero Beach, Fla., to John Bernard and Elizabeth Hughes Bennett. Thompson worked as a podiatry assistant in Stone Mountain, Ga...
Jackson police report 3/3/10 (03/03/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Police report 3/3/10 (03/03/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 3/3/10 (03/03/10)
A special celebration of the 150th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau continues with the unveiling of a second banner in the sanctuary; in the pulpit for the service is Dr. C.E. Mount, former pastor of the church, now retired...
Finding solutions (03/03/10)
Though the concept is certainly not original, our federal government needs only to look at the private sector to find the answer to our fiscal crisis. Two dozen major national retailers last week reported financial data, and guess how they turned around their lagging business?...
Bollinger highways (03/03/10)
Bollinger County residents who met recently with state and federal officials regarding highway issues were told help is on the way. But many of the residents say they've been told that for the past 20 years while major needs go unmet. The good news is that the residents, state highway officials -- including district engineer Mark Shelton from the Missouri Department of Transportation -- and U.S. ...
Speak Out 3/3/10 (03/03/10)
LET me get this straight. A Missouri woman defrauds 179 farmers out of $27.4 million and pleads guilty to one count of mail fraud. I have a friend who was caught with four ounces of marijuana and was forced to plead guilty to seven felony counts of possession with intent to distribute. ...
Prayer 3/3/10 (03/03/10)
Bless us, O God, when we try to do the very best that we can. Amen.
PRESS RELEASE - Military Spending Should Be Cut to Reduce Deficit (03/03/10)
Midge Potts for Senate 2010 www.ElectMidge.com Contact: Midge Potts midge@electmidge.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3rd, 2010 Potts Recommends Cutting Bloated Military Spending to Balance Budget US Senate Candidate Says More Is Needed Than Just Discretionary Spending Caps...
2010 Saxony Lutheran High School Homecoming (03/03/10)
Saxony Lutheran High School celebrated their 2010 homecoming during the week of February 15-20. Students participated in fun activities during the week that included a daily Where's Waldo hunt, Secret Crusader clues and special dress-down days. Students concluded the week with a boy's basketball victory against South Pemiscot High School and a homecoming dance. The theme was Arabian Nights...
PRESS RELEASE - US Senate Candidate Says Using Reconciliation Should Not Be Used to Pass Bad Bill (03/03/10)
Midge Potts for Senate 2010 www.ElectMidge.com Contact: Midge Potts midge@electmidge.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3rd, 2010 Reconciliation in Senate Should Not Be Used to Pass a Bad Bill Progressive Party Candidate, Midge Potts, Demands REAL Universal Health Care...
Father/Daughter Dance (03/03/10)
2nd Annual Father/Daughter Dance The 2nd Annual Father/Daughter Dance will be held Saturday March 6, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. -- 9:30 p.m. at the A.C. Brase Arena. Come and enjoy a night full of fun, excitement, and dancing, complete with refreshments, and arts and crafts. ...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (03/03/10)
Sweet Buster is a 7 month old Pit Bull. He is a fun and energetic puppy! Buster is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Bluebirds in winter (03/03/10)
These beautiful birds have been coming to our house all winter to feed. They are a wonderful sight to see !!!
Spring Has Sprung (03/03/10)
Beautiful Daffodils in bloom on the sunny south side of the house beckon spring's arrival.
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