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New agricultural facility to employ 50 workers in New Madrid County (03/04/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Pioneer Hi-Bred will build a new facility on 129 acres in New Madrid County and expects the plant to be operational and employing 50 new workers by the fall of 2011, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement on the announcement by DuPont that its Pioneer Hi-Bred business plans to construct a soybean seed production facility in New Madrid County:...
Case will proceed against lawyer accused of assaulting girlfriend (03/04/10)
At a preliminary hearing in the case against Scott Reynolds -- a Cape Girardeau attorney in custody on four felony charges, including assault -- Associate Circuit Court Judge Byron D. Luber bound the case over to Division I Court today, finding there is enough evidence for the case to proceed.
Grant allows Jackson PD to boost DWI patrol (03/04/10)
The Jackson Police Department plans to boost its on-duty patrol March 12 through 14 after receiving a grant from the Missouri Department of Transporation Highway Safety Division to help keep motorists from drinking and driving. The grant, given to the department on an annual basis, covers costs for officers to work overtime hours, said Lt. Chris Mouser...
School lunches a balancing act between nutrition and popularity of dishes (03/04/10)
The lunch hour arrived at Franklin Elementary School on Tuesday, and students were excited about one item on the menu -- the crispito. Principal Rhonda Dunham said the crispy tortilla roll of chicken chili is the second most popular item her school serves, behind only pizza...
Brother of teen accused in school shooting plot removed from family home (03/04/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Puxico student charged with allegedly threatening to kill 29 of her schoolmates was ordered to remain in juvenile custody Tuesday afternoon. Her brother will also remain in state custody due to unsanitary conditions in the home, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported...
Cape Girardeau County committee to look at other counties' subdivision regulations (03/04/10)
By 2011 voters could have the opportunity to approve a planning commission that would recommend countywide subdivision regulations.
Boys and Girls Club fundraiser event set (03/04/10)
The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau has its annual fundraiser event coming up. The sixth annual benefit auction and dance is at Ray's Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau on March 13 beginning at 6 p.m. Take in live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers from Ray's of Kelso and music from Mid-Life Crisis...
Perry County school district receives grant to install wood-burning furnace (03/04/10)
A nearly $1 million stimulus grant will allow the Perry County School District to switch to a wood-burning heating system to save on heating costs.
Rare, collectible and everyday cars available at Saturday auction (03/04/10)
Gleaming chrome, candy paint and timeless icons of the American roadway will cover the Show Me Center's floor Saturday as Smith's Auction Co. brings more than 170 cars and trucks to auction off. "We've got cars from the '50s, '60s and '70s, plenty of muscle cars, street rods and Corvettes," said Sherm Smith, owner and founder of Smith's Auction Co. in Dexter, Mo. Smith said typically there are one or two standout vehicles to showcase, but this year there are many standouts...
I-55 in Perry County limited to one lane (03/04/10)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. The southbound work zone is between HIghway 51 and Route B. Weather permitting, the work will begin 7 a.m. today and will end at 3 p.m. Friday...
DNA ties 5-year-old robbery to Cape man (03/04/10)
A nearly 5-year-old felony robbery case in Cape Girardeau County was bound over to Division I of the circuit court Wednesday after testimony at a preliminary hearing connected Robert D. Heyl's DNA to that found on clothing worn by the person who committed the robbery...
I-57 will be one lane for repairs 2 weeks (03/04/10)
A section of Interstate 57 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction while MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route J at mile marker 7 to Interstate 55 in Sikeston. They will also be repairing the on ramp from Route B to I-57. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. Monday and will end at 5 p.m. March 19...
Part of Highway 34 reduced to one lane (03/04/10)
A section of Highway 34 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is from County Road 215 to Route OO. Weather permitting, the traffic will be reduced to one lane from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily today and tomorrow...
Dining together at Noon Optimist Chili Day (03/04/10)
Mo. House budget chair seeks to fully fund schools (03/04/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The House budget chairman is proposing to give Missouri's public schools the full amount called for under the state's financing formula. Republican House member Allen Icet, of Wildwood, released his version of Missouri's 2011 budget on Thursday...
Mo. doesn't qualify for federal education grants (03/04/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has lost in the opening round of a federal competition for education grants. The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday that Missouri's application for nearly $750 million under the "Race to the Top" program is not among the finalists...
Mo. gov. announcing education grants (03/04/10)
PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon was heading to eastern Missouri on Thursday to announce grants for two colleges and a grant to help build a Mississippi River port. A "Training for Tomorrow" grant to Mineral Area Community College in Park Hills will go toward a program to help paramedics earn associate degrees in nursing...
Community colleges report big enrollment increases (03/04/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The state's 12 community colleges are busier than ever. The Missouri Community College Association says every community college in the state had increased enrollment this spring. The overall average increase was 13.1 percent when compared with last spring's enrollment...
Nixon plan to dip into special funds to balance budget draws opponents (03/04/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents turned out Wednesday against Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to help balance the budget by dipping into special state funds dedicated to such things as airport improvements and spinal cord injury research. Nixon wants to transfer a total of $27 million out of 23 special accounts to help plug a hole in the proposed 2011 budget. ...
Facing ethics probes, N.Y. rep drops tax leadership (03/04/10)
WASHINGTON -- Buffeted by ethics inquiries, veteran New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the House's powerful tax-writing committee, delivering a fresh political jolt to the Democratic Party. The action also muddied the congressional picture on taxes, coming as the House moves toward difficult debate over large automatic increases that lie just over the horizon. The outcome will affect tens of millions of American taxpayers...
Two suspended after children radioed pilots at JFK airport (03/04/10)
NEW YORK -- As planes waited to take off from Kennedy Airport, the jargon-packed radio chatter between controllers and pilots was interrupted by a young boy's voice: "JetBlue 171, cleared for takeoff." An air traffic controller who brought his son to work let the youngster read a few routine messages to pilots -- and then brought in another child the next day -- in an incident that amused pilots but not the Federal Aviation Administration...
Fixed Toyotas drawing complaints (03/04/10)
WASHINGTON -- Some Toyota owners say they're still having trouble with unintended acceleration after their recalled cars were repaired, and the Transportation Department said Wednesday it is looking into their complaints. The complaints raise new questions about whether Toyota's remedy will solve the problem. ...
Stocks end mixed as Federal Reserve calls rise in economic activity 'modest' (03/04/10)
NEW YORK -- Early gains in stocks unraveled Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled that the economic recovery will be slow. Stocks ended mixed after the Fed's announcement that economic activity has improved in nine of its 12 districts but that the gains are "modest."...
Most sectors saw gains in Feb. (03/04/10)
NEW YORK -- Most retail sectors including electronics and luxury items saw sales gains in February, data released Wednesday show, though snowstorms that shut in shoppers also chilled sales at women's clothing stores. The latest numbers from MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse also show online sales rose sharply and sales of footwear and men's clothing also increased compared with a year earlier...
Chile military delivers aid but first helps out its own (03/04/10)
CONCEPCION, Chile -- Four days after a deadly earthquake, Chile's military finally rolled out a massive humanitarian aid effort Wednesday that promised to improve an image long associated with dictatorship-era repression. The dump trucks that soldiers spent all night helping fill with bags of food made their first deliveries in a neighborhood of military families who already had enough to eat...
Notre Dame girls earn trip to Class 4 state quarters (03/04/10)
The Bulldogs avenged one of their four regular-season losses, beating Farmington 73-62 in Wednesday's Class 4 sectional at Mineral Area College.
State's No. 1 team ousts Jackson boys in sectional round (03/04/10)
The Jackson boys basketball team was overwhelmed by the No. 1 team, falling to Webster Groves 62-37.
St. Vincent girls to play for Class 2 District 5 championship (03/04/10)
The Indians jumped out to a 20-point lead at halftime and cruised from there for a 55-30 victory over Crossroads College Prep in Wednesday's semifinal.
Area digest 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
The Gators swimming team took second place at the recent Great Times Invitational. Caitlyn Palmer, Kyleigh Troxel, Kristian Troxel and Caleb Coots all were high point winners for the Gators. Top-10 Gators finishers Girls 8 & under 25 freestyle -- 5. Pujol, Carly, 17.41; 7. Law, Phoebe, 18.10...
Blues trade for two forwards (03/04/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues acquired forwards Matt D'Agostini and Pierre-Cedric Labrie ahead of the NHL's trade deadline Wednesday. D'Agostini had two goals, two assists and 26 penalty minutes in 40 games for the Montreal Canadiens this season, and scored 12 goals with nine assists and 16 penalty minutes in 53 games in 2008-09. He was Montreal's sixth-round draft pick in 2005...
La Russa warns Rasmus against complacency (03/04/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has one suggestion for Colby Rasmus, his young, emerging center fielder: Do not get comfortable. "It's a tougher year," La Russa said Tuesday. "Last year he came like he wants to play in the big leagues. He didn't have a spot on the club. He had to work hard every day and play well and earn a spot...
Schumaker settles in at second base for Cardinals (03/04/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Skip Schumaker will be feeling a lot more comfortable when he takes his spot at second base for the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training opener today. Schumaker admitted the transition from the outfield last spring wasn't very smooth and at times he doubted the move would work...
Hooked on Science: Make a spinning milk carton (03/04/10)
Using only a few materials, you can make a milk carton spin on its own while suspended in the air. STEP 1: Using the nail poke a hole through the top of the milk carton and in the lower left-hand corner of each side of the milk carton. STEP 2: Cut about 2 feet of fishing line and push the fishing line through the hole in the top of the milk carton. Hang the milk carton over the bucket...
Who's next 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
Scholarships The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2010-2011 academic year: Honors, achievements n Mary E. Al-Sayed of Cape Girardeau was named to the fall dean's list at Boston University in Boston...
U.S. survey finds sharp drop in children's bullying (03/04/10)
NEW YORK -- There's been a sharp drop in the percentage of America's children being bullied or beaten up by their peers, according to a new national survey by experts who believe anti-bullying programs are having an effect. The study, funded by the U.S. ...
neXt up 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
What's happening this weekend
IMO: Working with elected officials to improve road safety a rewarding experience (03/04/10)
After the death of a local teenager, Brittany Holmes, 16, wrote a letter to media outlets and politicians asking for improvements to Bollinger County roads. Since her January letter, Holmes, a home-schooled student from Marble Hill, Mo., has been attending meetings with county, state and federal representatives to lobby for better road conditions, primarily along highways 34 and 51.
The courage of children (03/04/10)
March 4, 2010 Dear Julie, Janet Goodin runs the Christian School for the Young Years in Cape Girardeau. She decided to find out what they could do for the children of Haiti. One need is to establish preschools that can be set up in tents because people are still afraid to go back inside buildings. But children need to play, especially in the wake of a disaster...
Senior Moments: Preparing for prom, including finding the perfect dress, is half the fun (03/04/10)
The culminating experience of high school existence, the "and-they-all-lived-happily-ever-after" moment when, afterward, we all ride off happily into the sunset, is coming soon. No, I'm not talking about graduation. I'm talking about senior prom. It seems like just yesterday I was a freshman making a pact with one of my best friends to attend all 10 high school dances. ...
Aleta Hedge (03/04/10)
Aleta Hedge, 94, of Labadie, Mo., formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Bethesda Nursing Home in Ellisville, Mo. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Don Kuehle officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson...
Al Robertson (03/04/10)
Al Robertson, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Pulliam (03/04/10)
Raymond L. Pulliam, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Charles Clendenin (03/04/10)
Charles William Clendenin, 90, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He resided at Missouri Veterans Home the past 12 months. He was born Nov. 9, 1919, near Portageville, Mo., son of Arthur C. and Mertie Jeter Clendenin. He and Pauline Cooper were married Sept. 18, 1942. Together they enjoyed 67 years of marriage...
Gretchen Wilson (03/04/10)
Gretchen L. "Granny Goose" Wilson, 79, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Allentown, Pa., daughter of Herman A. and Mamie Mullinax Love. Gretchen worked at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif., many years. She moved to Jackson in 1995, and had been a resident of Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau the past two years...
Leonard Naeger (03/04/10)
McBRIDE, Mo. -- Leonard W. Naeger, 67, of McBride died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at his home. He was born July 2, 1942, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., son of Oscar and Laverne Mattingly Naeger. He and Lois M. Munier were married Oct. 16, 1965, at Sereno, Mo...
Barbara Kembel (03/04/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Barbara Beis Kembel, 35, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid, Mo. She was born July 9, 1974, at Hayti, Mo., daughter of Charles Anthony and Dorothy Kraemer Beis Jr...
Births 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
Daughter to Robert Alan and Kristina Lynn Stell of Perryville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Name, Kaygan Elizabeth. Weight, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Mrs. Stell is the former Kristina Thole, daughter of Richard and Selma Thole of Perryville. She is self-employed. Stell is the son of Robert and Mary Stell of Seward, Neb. He is employed at Buchheit...
Jackson police/fire reports 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assaults Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Fire report 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A massive manhunt involving helicopters, roadblocks and dogs continues in and around St. Francois County as more than 100 law enforcement officers search for the suspected killer of a Missouri highway patrolman who originally was from Cape Girardeau; trooper James M. Froemsdorf, 35, of Perryville, was fatally shot Saturday night...
Correction 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
n A Wednesday story about an additional planned phase in Bent Creek subdivision purchased by Rob Litzenfelner from Litz Brothers Inc. should have indicated that the size of the new homes will be between 1,200 and 1,500 square feet compared to the existing homes of 2,000 and 6,000 square feet. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Police academy (03/04/10)
Tonight about a dozen Cape Girardeau residents will have the first of eight weekly two-hour sessions as part of the police department's citizens police academy. Over the next few weeks these interested citizens will learn not only what police officers do and how, they will learn why as well...
Speak Out 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
I enjoyed the comment where someone said he had been married 50 years and then described it as "marital endurance." Not exactly a ringing endorsement, is it? The actress Mae West once said, "Marriage is an institution, and I'm not ready for an institution."...
Prayer 3/4/10 (03/04/10)
For sunshine after days of gray, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
The high road (03/04/10)
No matter how cynical, dirty or ugly politics can become, it shows tremendous insensitivity to compare the second deadliest disease in our country to the American political process. In his paid op-ed in the Missourian, Tommy Sowers sensationally trivialized how cancer has touched so many Missourians -- every time, for the worse...
Art Exhibition Features PHS Student Work (03/04/10)
Three Perryville High School art students were recently selected to participate in the 32nd Annual High School Art Exhibition: "Exhibiting Excellence" at Southeast Missouri State University. They are Joey Bauwens, son of Jim and Linda Bauwens, Matt Busch, son of Jack and Patty Busch, and Samantha Ervin. Each of the artists will have their art displayed from January 31 to March 7, 2010 at the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. ...
Immaculate Conception in Jackson collects blankets for orphans in Africa (03/04/10)
The students at Immaculate Conception collected 212 blankets as part of a blanket drive to help orphans in Swaziland, Africa. Their efforts contributed to approximatley 2200 blankets collected in the Cape and Jackson communities.
Oliver's Grandparents (03/04/10)
How wonderful to be born into a family with so many generations? Oliver Carlton Drum, born on November 5, 2009 to Bradley and Jaime Drum (Vines) is lucky enough to have lots and lots of grandparents to spoil him! On his maternal side, Oliver has one grandmother, Girada Vines (Gerlach), one grandfather, Greg Vines, two great grandmothers, Veroncett Gerlach and Joyce Vines, two great grandfathers, Richard Gerlach and Bob Vines, and two great-great grandmothers, Juanita Riggs and Nina Heise. ...
Open Enrollment for Adult Programs Continues (03/04/10)
The Perryville Area Career and Technology Center continues to hold open enrollment for its adult applicants. The process is extremely easy with the adult completing the Career Center application, interviewing with the counselor, then meeting the instructor and visiting the classroom/shop where the classes will be provided...
Southeast Missouri Hospital's Chest Pain Center Receives National Accreditation (03/04/10)
Southeast Missouri Hospital once again has received national accreditation of its Chest Pain Center. The Hospital has earned full Cycle III accreditation with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). PCI is a procedure commonly known as angioplasty, which is used to treat blocked arteries of the heart...
Local Founding Fathers Preservation League Meets Friday (03/04/10)
Local Cape Girardeau County citizens concerned about the future of our nation will have their first 2010 planning meetings in Jackson. This group is comprised of volunteers who put together last year's Tea Party events in April and July, as well as those otherwise interested...
High Road (03/04/10)
No matter how cynical, dirty or ugly politics can become, it shows tremendous insensitivity to compare the second deadliest disease in our country to the American political process. In his paid op-ed in the Missourian, Tommy Sowers sensationally trivialized how cancer has touched so many Missourians -- every time, for the worse...
2 Year old Christian McNew getting his first haircut (03/04/10)
2 Year old Christian McNew getting his first hair cut, now he won't look like a girl!!!
Bailey playing peek a boo (03/04/10)
We were calling for her and looking all over the house when we heard her tail thumping against the sofa and saw her nose peeking over the pillow.
Bald Eagle in Sikeston City Limits (03/04/10)
N.W. part of town
I do not have PMS!! (03/04/10)
These eagles were fighting over a fish carcass.
Miss Sophie (03/04/10)
Sophie looks fierce in her pink sweater!
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