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Stories from Sunday, March 7, 2010

Multischool concert performed as part of 2010 Children's Art Festival (03/07/10)
Before the multischool concert of the 2010 Children's Art Festival on Friday night inside Academic Hall auditorium on the Southeast Missouri State University campus, students chatted excitedly to their friends and waved at family and friends as they took their seats.
Jackson schools using federal stimulus funds to improve reading; Cape using money to help autistic students (03/07/10)
Once Cecily Fliege got a squirmy first-grader to sit down on a cafeteria stool at South Elementary School in Jackson, the student quickly started going through the reading booklet. His finger slid across the page as he pronounced sounds, each preparing him for words found later in the book...
50th anniversary of Scott City's creation is today (03/07/10)
Scott City celebrates its 50th anniversary today, the day when the towns of Ancell of Fornfelt formally ceased to exist. "We're a very thriving community," said Carolyn Pendergrass, president of Scott City Historical Preservation Commission and a resident for 40 years...
Congress delays cut in Medicare payments (03/07/10)
Congress put off a big decision last week. When lawmakers voted to extend unemployment benefits, they also postponed until April 1 the workings of a law that would cut up to $285 billion from Medicare payments to doctors over the next 10 years. With physician groups warning the cut would force doctors to reduce the number of Medicare patients they treat, Congress left current rates in place. ...
Vehicles draw more than 1,000 to Smith's Car Auction (03/07/10)
Whether they were there to purchase the car of their dreams or just to dream about the cars, more than 1,200 people wandered among decades of automotive history at the Show Me Center during Smith Auction Co.'s collector car auction Saturday.
'TAO' performers use athleticism, variety of instruments during show (03/07/10)
"TAO: The Martial Art of Drumming" was performed Saturday for a nearly sold-out crowd at the Bedell Performance Hall on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. People from all over Southeast Missouri attended the performance, based upon the principles of Taiko drumming.
Gordonville business owner is first Democrat to file for presiding commissioner (03/07/10)
A small-business owner from Gordonville has become the first Democrat to file for Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner.
Jackson woman injured in wreck near Gordonville (03/07/10)
A Jackson woman received serious injuries when her car ran off the road and struck a bridge on Route Z near Gordonville, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
Regional science fair to be held Tuesday at Show Me Center (03/07/10)
Students from 26 schools throughout the region will be presenting their projects at the 54th annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair Tuesday at the Show Me Center. This year 407 students will participate, the most in at least five years. The top project in the senior division and an alternate will be chosen to advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, Calif. ...
League of Women Voters to hold voter registration drive (03/07/10)
The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri is holding voter registration throughout Cape Girardeau in preparation for the April 6 municipal elections. Wednesday is the deadline to register. Contested elections in Cape Girardeau include mayor, city council members for wards 1 and 2 and the Cape Girardeau School Board. ...
Emerson: Congress crippled by factions (03/07/10)
Dealing with health care, greenhouse gases and the deficit has fractured traditional political parties, leading to a rise of factions that is crippling Congress, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Friday.
Students rehearse for speech, debate and theater tournament (03/07/10)
Fathers, daughters dance at masquerade (03/07/10)
(KRISTIN EBERTS ~ keberts@semissourian.com)
Doctor, lawyers spar in 17th annual basketball game (03/07/10)
(LAURA SIMON~lsimon@semissourian.com)
Two men charged following two late-night pharmacy burglaries (03/07/10)
Two men were charged Friday in connection with break-ins at two Cape Girardeau pharmacies. Carlos Miniel, 17, of Cape Girardeau and Charles Dobyns, 20, of Benton, Mo., were charged with second-degree burglary and felony stealing in connection with incidents at John's Pharmacy, 2001 Independence St., and attempted burglary at Broadway Prescription Shop, 710 Broadway.
Authorities release identity of Cape Girardeau toddler killed in early morning Kentucky accident (03/07/10)
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. -- A 3-year-old girl from Cape Girardeau died early Friday morning in a traffic accident on a Kentucky interstate. A news release from the Kentucky State Police said that the accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. when two tractor trailer trucks collided near mile marker 53 on Interstate 64.
School officials, business owner pitch $40 million school bond issue at business event (03/07/10)
In a pitch to businesspeople, leaders of the Cape Girardeau School District emphasized cost savings and efficiency as they sought support for a $40 million bond issue.
Sections of I-55, Route PP, Highway 177 to be closed for repairs this week (03/07/10)
n A section of Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County will be closed to traffic Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a section of road between Peace Pipe Lane and Mohave Lane. The work area will be marked with signs...
Central graduate to appear on 'Jeopardy!' (03/07/10)
Colin McClain of Cape Girardeau will be on the question-and-answer show "Jeopardy!" on March 23. McClain, who graduated Central High School in 2003, auditioned after an online test last May and was chosen for the show in December. "He's very excited," said his mother, Judy. ...
Club news (03/07/10)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter NSDAR met Feb. 24 to present the Good Citizen Awards at Cape Girardeau Public Library. Ruth Lang, regent, led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to American flag before turning the Awards Presentations over to award chairperson, Dorothy Points...
Toyota disputes critic who blames electronics (03/07/10)
NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor Corp. plans Monday to try to undercut suggestions that its electronics systems caused the sudden acceleration problems that led to the recall of more than 8 million vehicles. The automaker plans an event in which it will seek to debunk a critic who claims faulty gas pedals did not cause the sudden acceleration...
Iceland voters reject debt deal (03/07/10)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Still furious over the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Iceland's voters Saturday rejected a $5.3 billion plan to pay off Britain and the Netherlands for debts spawned by the collapse of an Icelandic Internet bank, according to initial results...
Predictability out of the picture at this year's Oscars, at least for the top prize (03/07/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Too predictable. That's the persistent complaint about the Academy Awards, whose drama generally is sapped by a glut of earlier award shows that spell out what films will win at the Oscars before the show starts. Not this time -- at least for today's top prize...
Haiti earthquake opens window on dismal prisons (03/07/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The skinny teenager appears nervous, and with reason: He is waiting for a tap on the shoulder that could send him back to the dismal prison where he spent four years without being charged or seeing a judge. He is one of more than 5,000 prisoners who fled their cells after January's devastating earthquake and are now being rounded up by Haitian police and returned to a system notorious for appalling conditions and delays...
Iran's leader calls Sept. 11 attacks 'big lie' (03/07/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks a "big lie" used by the U.S. as an excuse for the war on terror, state media reported. Ahmadinejad's comments, made during an address to Intelligence Ministry staff, come amid escalating tensions between the West and Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. ...
Aftershocks weaken damaged buildings (03/07/10)
CONCEPCION, Chile -- A father's unanswered cry for his missing son rang out Saturday from the wreckage of a fallen 15-story apartment building that has become a symbol of Chile's devastating earthquake. "Jose Luis! Jose Luis!" cried the man, Jose Leon, peering into holes in the concrete that had been carefully cut by rescuers who used body-sniffing dogs to help recover victims...
Notre Dame girls basketball team reaches the Class 4 final four (03/07/10)
"It's ridiculous," Notre Dame coach Renee Peters said. "Words can't explain it. I'm thrilled."
St. Vincent girls fall to New Haven 56-50 (03/07/10)
The St. Vincent girls basketball team fell in overtime to host New Haven 56-50 in the championship game of the Class 2 District 5 tournament Friday night. St. Vincent, the No. 2 seed, led by as many as nine points in the second half after entering halftime tied at 15-15...
Redhawks softball team loses all four games in tourney (03/07/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team had a rough weekend, losing all four of its games at the annual Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament in Columbia, Mo. In action Saturday, Southeast (4-7) was beaten by host Missouri 13-0 and Missouri State 7-3. Missouri is ranked third and fourth in the two major national polls...
Southeast loses Heon for season (03/07/10)
The season is less than three weeks old and the Southeast Missouri State baseball team already has had a bad run of luck with injuries. Southeast has suffered its second season-ending injury of the young campaign to a starting player. Junior college transfer second baseman Taylor Heon is out for the remainder of the year with a knee injury that will require surgery...
Redhawks drop three close games on Mississippi trip (03/07/10)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has lost three of its first four games at the BankFirst Challenge. All three were narrow defeats and two were gut-wrenching, extra-inning affairs Friday as the three-day event opened in Starkville, Miss. Southeast began play Friday with an 8-7, 11-inning loss to Michigan State of the Big 10 Conference...
Rams ink free agent quarterback Feeley (03/07/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have signed free agent A.J. Feeley as part of what could be a big shakeup at the quarterback position. Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed, but media reports said Feeley got a two-year contract...
Marlins send Cardinals to 6-5 loss (03/07/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Marlins ace Josh Johnson started earning his $39 million contract Saturday:~ Outfielder Colby Rasmus belted a home run in defeat He struck out Albert Pujols looking to end a perfect first inning. Making his first start since signing his four-year deal in January, Johnson allowed two earned runs in two innings in Florida's 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Big 12 champ KU thwarts Mizzou for second time (03/07/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Chasing a loose ball, Marcus Morris collided with Marcus Denmon and fell backward. His head hit a courtside table with an audible thud, causing a quiet hush to come over the rowdy Missouri fans. Morris lay on the court for several minutes, then gingerly walked to the locker room amid respectful applause. He returned to finish up a double-double, and the second-ranked Jayhawks went on to beat rival Missouri 77-56 on Saturday...
Avalanche end Blues' five-game winning streak (03/07/10)
DENVER -- Chris Stewart completed his first NHL hat trick with a penalty shot, and Milan Hejduk scored twice in his return from a seven-week injury layoff to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 7-3 on Saturday night. Craig Anderson made 39 saves in his team-record 20th consecutive start for Colorado. The Avalanche beat St. Louis for the third time in three meetings this season, snapping the Blues' season-high five-game winning streak...
Groups offer temporary homes to military pets (03/07/10)
When Maj. Randall Baucom received word that the Army was sending him to Iraq in 2006, he immediately began to worry about what he would do with his two mixed-breed dogs. Buster and Little Girl, a 70-pound male and a 40-pound female, were about a year old and a bit rambunctious, said Baucom, who was stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas...
Pet of the week (03/07/10)
Pet name: Nicky Owner: Julie Durbin Favorite activity: Carrying his chew toy around the house. ...
Half sisters in Missouri reunited after 60 years (03/07/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The death of a Poplar Bluff woman's estranged mother led to a reunion of family members that was more than a half-century in the making. Cleo Emery, 68, met her younger sister, Sandy Jaspering, 64, of Foley, Mo., for the first time in their lives last month...
Adopt Celine (03/07/10)
Celine is a 1 1/2-year-old dilute calico cat. She is friendly and has a ladylike personality. Celine has been spayed and is up-to-date on her shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Cargill donates RESQ-tube to rescue squad (03/07/10)
Cargill recently donated a RESQ-tube to the Mississippi County Rescue Squad. The RESQ-tube aids in rescue during a grain engulfment, when a person has fallen into a grain bin. It is designed to stop the flow of the grain toward the victim and block any additional pressure that may be created from rescuers as they are performing the rescue. ...
Seek God and give up giving up (03/07/10)
For Lent this year, I'm giving up giving up. I have recently gotten to know a young woman, a junior in college, who has spent the past year investing her time in a group of six high school sophomore girls. Once a week, starting at 5:30 a.m., she starts to pick up a few of the girls to meet the others at 6 for breakfast and to study the Bible, talk about God's grace and what is happening in their lives. ...
Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School cheerleaders finish third in national competition (03/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School cheerleaders recently finished third in the Jamfest National Cheerleading Competition in Nashville, Tenn. More than 20 Cape Girardeau sponsors assisted with sending the cheerleaders to the event. The team captains were Ashley Westbrook, Kendra Kelch, Brooke Zoellner and Sierra Jones. The squad is coached by Laura Matlock and assistant coach Jessica Grandcolas...
Focusing outward (03/07/10)
After 25 years in ministry, the things that bring the Rev. Ron Watts the most satisfaction at his church, La Croix United Methodist Church, are the things that are outwardly focused and outside the walls of the church. Watts said his church does a great deal to serve the poor and underserved populations locally and internationally. ...
Cape native joins Ronald McDonald House Charities' board (03/07/10)
Mark Schlichter, a Cape Girardeau native and a 1982 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, has been named a board member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis. Before being nominated to the board, Schlichter served on the Ronald McDonald Scramble for Charity committee and coordinated an employee fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities for the past 10 years. Currently Schlichter is serving as senior vice president for CSI Leasing in St. Louis...
Perryville High School studnets selected for All-District Choir (03/07/10)
Eleven Perryville High School vocal music students were selected for membership in the Southeast Missouri All-District Choir. The students were selected from more than 500 students who auditioned last fall from the Southeast Missouri region. Perryville students who were chosen for the choir are NiColette Gremaud, Dani Knott, Sierra Sauer, Ashley Hotop, Alyssa Kapp, Nate Kinnison, Adam Thieret, Daniel Wilkes, Mia Pohlmann, Dalton Manche and Dayne Voelker...
Bloomfield Elementary School students donate to Red Cross (03/07/10)
Bloomfield Elementary students raised and donated $4219.36 to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in the earthquake stricken country Haiti.The students collected change and other donations from the Bloomfield community for 8 days.Bloomfield Elementary School principal Amy James said of the efforts, "This was a great life lesson for the students. ...
Group transforms house into Bootheel art gallery (03/07/10)
NEW MADRID -- It is the oldest home in New Madrid, but it is housing one of the newest attractions to the community. Wednesday afternoon the Hart-Stepp House opened its doors to members of the River Heritage Association, a group formed to promote tourism and the cultural heritage of the Missouri counties along the Mississippi River. They were the first to see the art work of a newly formed group of New Madrid County photographers and painters...
Local students put inside spin on Olympics (03/07/10)
Students from St. Paul Lutheran School's kindergarten classes held their own "Winter Olympics" Feb. 23 and 25 in the school gym. With the aid of the fourth grade classes, kindergarten athletes participated in six events: bobsled (kneeling on a wheeled scooter and pushing off to see how far they would glide); speed skating (sliding stocking footed in heats to a finish line); curling (sliding a paper plate on the floor and measuring the distance traveled); figure skating (weaving in and out of cones and being timed); ski jumping (jumping a measured distance from the bleachers); cross country skiing (timed while sliding along a balance beam until they stepped off).. ...
Looking past appearances (03/07/10)
In 1976, during a music competition in Ocean City, N.J., yours truly committed a fashion faux pas. Those who are familiar with the sartorial trend of the mid-1970s will recall that leisure suits once were all the rage for men. I took my leisure suit to the boardwalk competition and discovered the rules prohibited anything other than a white shirt, tie and sport coat with matching trousers. ...
A spore subject (03/07/10)
The fungus seen here is growing on a decaying pile of wood. The common small puffball mushroom is not an unusual sight, but the captured image of spores bursting forth makes a pleasing photo. Even after the winter's cold and days of being covered in snow, this little group of puffballs is still viable. I have been aware of this small group of puffballs since early last spring and now into March, they are still emitting spores...
Richard Weber (03/07/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Richard Fred "Dick" Weber Sr., 79, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Kelso, died Friday, March 5, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, after being admitted there from the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born April 4, 1930, in Fornfelt, Mo. (now Scott City), son of George L. and Olivia Strack Weber...
Catherine Rosenburg (03/07/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Catherine Marion Rosenburg, 88, of Marble Hill died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, with the Rev. Micah Bristow officiating. Burial will be in New Morley Cemetery in Morley, Mo...
William Hunt (03/07/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- William V. Hunt, 94, of Greenville, S.C., formerly of Perryville, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at his residence. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 to 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville...
Donald Feagan (03/07/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo, -- Donald Feagan, 73, of Marble Hill died Friday, March 5, 2010, at his daughter's home in Marble Hill. A celebration of life visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill...
Ellen Popp (03/07/10)
Ellen Popp, 59, of Jackson died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to time of service Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating...
Hazel McKimmy (03/07/10)
Hazel R. McKimmy of Jackson, formerly of Waterville, Ohio, Federal Way, Wash., and Columbus, Ohio, passed away on her 88th birthday Wednesday morning, March 3, 2010, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born March 3, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., to Arthur and Pearl Beckner Reeves. She married Harold E. McKimmy on Sept. 2, 1944. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 2007...
Clyde Goodman (03/07/10)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Clyde L. "Pug" Goodman, 82, of Cobden died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 2, 1927, in Cobden, son of Aurthur F. and Gladys E. Grace Goodman. He married Carol L. Warren on July 9, 1976, in Cape Girardeau...
Larry Aufdenberg (03/07/10)
Larry Don Aufdenberg, 68, of Burfordville died Friday, March 5, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 14, 1941, in Cape Girardeau to Arnold H. and Esther Edna Grebing Aufdenberg. He and Margaret Lufcy were married July 13, 1962, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 3/7/10 (03/07/10)
Son to Kenny Dean and Teisha Nicole LeDure of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:52 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Name, Deacon Cole. Weight, 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Second son. Mrs. LeDure is the former Teisha Sinn, daughter of Trina Gardner of Snohomish, Wash., and the late Tim Sinn. She is employed by Home Acceptance Corp. LeDure is the son of Edwin and Lois LeDure of Scott City. He is employed by Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway...
Young - Zimmer (03/07/10)
Ellen Anne Young and Tyler Donald Zimmer were united in marriage Oct. 10, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia, Mo. The Rev. Steve Kuhlmann performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Nancy Young of Jefferson City, Mo. Donald and Toni Zimmer of Cape Girardeau are parents of the groom...
London - Schlueter (03/07/10)
Candace Christine London and Matthew Robert Schlueter were married Aug. 1, 2009, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Timothy Vowels performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel of Kelso, and soloist was Jessica Deering of Marion, Ill...
Elfrink - Lukefahr (03/07/10)
Amanda Jo Elfrink and Joshua Tyler Lukefahr were married Sept. 26, 2009, in the lobby of Marquette Tower in Cape Girardeau. John Rice performed the ceremony. Violinist was Steven Schaffner of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Loren and Catherine Elfrink of Oran, Mo., and Robert and Suzie Lukefahr of Jackson...
Burnett - Burger (03/07/10)
Jessica Dawn Burnett and Brett Thomas Burger exchanged wedding vows Jan. 23, 2010, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo. The Rev. Michael Casteel performed the ceremony. Organist was Cheryl Kern of New Hamburg, and soloist was Kari Bickings of Oran, Mo. Server was Alex Burger, son of Heath and Karen Burger or New Hamburg, and nephew of the groom...
Breland - Proctor (03/07/10)
Dennis and Rene Breland of Charleston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Breland of Cape Girardeau, to Kacey Lee Proctor of St. Louis. He is the son of Gary and Cindy Shelton of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Breland is a 2003 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. She expects to graduate this year from Southeast Missouri State University, where she is majoring in business management. She is HR/marketing director at Exit Realty-Thomas Meyer Associates...
Burns - Ross (03/07/10)
Jim and Lisa Burns of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Michaelyn Christine Burns, to Adam Clayton Ross. He is the son of Eddie and Brenda Ross of Jackson. Burns received a bachelor of arts degree in interior design from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is store manager at Bloom in Cape Girardeau...
Ruesler - Price (03/07/10)
FRIEDHEIM, Mo. -- David and Rebecca Ruesler of Friedheim announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha Jean Ruesler, to Johnnie Shane Price. He is the son of Joyce Baker of Oak Ridge. Ruesler is a 2008 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She is employed at Watch Me Grow Daycare and Preschool in Jackson...
Schnurbusch - Bornstein (03/07/10)
Beth Nielsen of LaVergne, Tenn., and Craig Benz of Pacific, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Danielle Schnurbusch, to Aaron Robert Bornstein, both of Kansas City, Mo. He is the son of Allan and Nancy Bornstein of Cape Girardeau...
Fischer - Reid (03/07/10)
Jerry and Valerie Fischer of Bad Axe, Mich., announce the engagement of their daughter, Justine M. Fischer, to Jeremy W. Reid. He is the son of Donald and Elizabeth Reid of Jackson. Fischer is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. She is employed at Vanguard Veterinary Clinic in San Antonio...
Hamm - Benfield (03/07/10)
Glen and Nancy Hamm of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Manissa Hamm, to Dustin Levi Benfield. He is the son of Paul Benfield of Marble Hill, Mo., and Regina Ward of Sikeston, Mo. Hamm is a 2008 graduate of Jefferson College. She is a registered veterinary technician at Skyview Animal Clinic...
Jones - 60 Years (03/07/10)
J.W. and Mary J. Jones of Jackson recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary. A family celebration will be held at a later date. Jones and Mary Julene McBride were married Feb. 11, 1950, at Emanuel Evangelical Church in Jackson. They have two children, Steve (Patti) Jones of Jackson, and Deborah (Glen) Griffin of Chaffee, Mo. ...
Jackson police/fire report 3/7/10 (03/07/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Thefts Miscellaneous...
Fire report 3/7/10 (03/07/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police report 3/7/10 (03/07/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Burglary Theft Miscellaneous Cape Girardeau County...
Out of the past 3/7/10 (03/07/10)
Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart chain of discount stores, yesterday received the Southeast Missouri State University's Marketing Achievement Award; Walton was the keynote speaker at the university's 1985 Marketing and Small Business Seminar. Cape Girardeau police chief Ray Johnson, speaking to the City of Roses Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, calls the recently signed seat belt law a "weak bill"; while he says he's pleased Missouri became the fifth state to pass the law, he feels it should offer more stringent penalties for violators.. ...
School menus: March 8-12 (03/07/10)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Breaded catfish strips & bread or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears, vanilla wafers. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Ravioli or turkey & cheese on bun, green beans, hot roll, pineapple...
Drug prohibition: Just say no (03/07/10)
I am grateful to Cape Girardeau lawyer John L. Cook for his op-ed piece against drug prohibition. It takes courage and clarity of vision. I have much respect for the Teen Challenge program and the individuals who are taking advantage of its help, as well as Dr. Jack Smart for directing the program. It takes gumption and faith...
Quake prep (03/07/10)
Deadly and devastating earthquakes around the globe have raised our awareness of what could happen in the U.S., particularly along major faults on the West Coast and within the quake zone of most concern to Southeast Missouri: the New Madrid Fault. Earthquake science has found ways to track shifts in Earth's crust, and the scientific understanding of these changes continues to improve. ...
Speak Out 3/7/10 (03/07/10)
SOUTHEAST Missouri State University did a fabulous job on the recent production of "Carousel." The performers, especially the pit orchestra, did such a professional job. Folks in Cape Girardeau should be thrilled and proud to have live entertainment of this level in our town...
Prayer 3/7/10 (03/07/10)
For longer days and seasonable temperatures, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Olivia's 3rd Birthday (03/07/10)
Olivia enjoying her 3rd birthday at the Conservation Nature Center in Cape.
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