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Severe weather threat postpones statewide tornado drill (03/08/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Statewide tornado drills scheduled for Tuesday in Missouri and Kansas have been postponed because of a small risk of an actual tornado. The National Weather Service postponed the drills on Monday to avoid any confusion. Thunderstorms are possible in parts of both states on Tuesday...
Perryville man injured after vehicle overturns (03/08/10)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - A Perryville, Mo., man sustained moderate injuries in a rollover accident off Interstate 64 Sunday afternoon. Donald E. Merrill, 68, of Perryville was driving his 2002 Chevrolet Blazer eastbound on the interstate when it ran off the right side of the roadway around 4:15 p.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The vehicle then struck a barrier before overturning near US 67...
Headstones found on Cape Girardeau County property will be returned to rightful place (03/08/10)
When Wayne Godwin began renting a home at 2350 Route Y in December he assumed all that was included in the package was a house and land. He never dreamed he would one day stumble upon another added feature -- stolen gravestones dating back to the late 1800s...
Ballgowns for Babies event raises money for March of Dimes (03/08/10)
Although nationally, March of Dimes has made significant strides in increasing survival rates among newborns, a group of local women from Montgomery Bank want to do more to advance the organization's research. At a March of Dimes fundraiser today, the women also sought to support local teenagers in the search for the perfect prom dress...
Missouri Highway Patrol offers training to help churches improve security (03/08/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Historically, churches have always served as safe havens. All of that changed in recent years, though, following church shootings in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee and California and closer to home in Southern Illinois and in southwest Missouri...
Sikeston Anthem customers worried over loss of coverage at local hospital (03/08/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A letter from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has some of the health insurance company's customers in Southeast Missouri concerned they may soon not be covered at the nearest hospital. Officials and employees of Scott and Mississippi counties were among the customers notified in a letter dated Monday that, because of the termination of the provider contract with Anthem by Missouri Delta Medical Center on Feb. ...
Sikeston VA clinic expanding health care options for area veterans (03/08/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- One of the goals of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to make its medical services more convenient for veterans to use. And that's what the VA has done with the opening of a community-based outpatient clinic in Sikeston, said Glenn A. Costie, chief executive officer of the VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo., during a Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Sikeston facility...
Jackson plans tornado drill for Tuesday (03/08/10)
As part of 2010 Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri, the city of Jackson will hold a tornado drill at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. A siren will sound for three-minutes. Jackson fire chief Jason Mouser said the drill is a reminder that all individuals and businesses should have a severe weather plan in place, along with a weather-alert radio and an emergency kit containing a flashlight, prescription medicine, bottled water and a first-aid kit on hand...
Jackson recycling facilty to expand Saturday hours (03/08/10)
The Jackson Recycling Center will expand its spring and summer hours on Saturdays only beginning April 3. According to a news release from the City of Jackson, the recycling center, 509 Eastview Court, will be open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30...
First phase of Scott County rural water project nears completion (03/08/10)
HAYWOOD CITY, Mo. -- Work is moving along on Scott County's Public Water Supply District No. 4, with officials now looking to the second phase of the project. "The storage tank has been erected and is scheduled to be finished by March 17," said Tim McIntyre, system manager. "Construction of the district's wells began on Feb. 16. Progress on the distribution lines has been hampered by poor weather, but the project is still on track for a late summer completion date."...
KC may close half its public schools (03/08/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The once flush-with-cash Kansas City school district is considering a radical plan to close nearly half its schools to stay afloat. Schools officials say the cuts are necessary to keep the district from plowing through what little is left of the $2 billion it received as part of a groundbreaking desegregation case...
Kansas City wants to close half its public schools (03/08/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City was held up as a national example of bold thinking when it tried to integrate its schools by making them better than the suburban districts where many kids were moving. The result was one school with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and another with recording studios...
Missouri inmates rehab puppies (03/08/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Inmates at a central Missouri prison are rehabilitating abandoned puppies as part of a Missouri Department of Corrections program. "Puppies for Parole" started at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. According to the Jefferson City News Tribune, three other prisons are looking to do the program in the future...
Judge orders bus company to stop interstate service after fatal crash (03/08/10)
A federal judge has ordered a bus company involved in an Arizona crash that killed six people and injured more than a dozen others to cease interstate operations. U.S. District Judge George King of the Central District of California in Los Angeles issued the order against Tierra Santa Inc. and its owner, Cayetano Martinez...
Obama turns up the heat for health care overhaul (03/08/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is trying to persuade a weary public and wavering Democrats to get behind his frantic, late-stage push on health care, while Republicans dig in and demand starting from scratch after a year's worth of work. "Now, despite all the progress and improvements we've made, Republicans in Congress insist that the only acceptable course on health care is to start over. ...
Pakistan: U.S.-born al-Qaida member arrested (03/08/10)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Two Pakistani officers and a government official said Sunday that an American charged with treason for working with al-Qaida had been captured, a development that could deliver another significant blow in the U.S.-led battle against the terror network...
Iraqi voters undaunted by attacks; 36 dead (03/08/10)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqis defied insurgents who lobbed hand grenades at voters and bombed a polling station Sunday in an attempt to intimidate those taking part in elections that will determine whether their country can overcome deep sectarian divides as U.S. forces prepare to leave...
Central puts HOF back in motion (03/08/10)
The Central hall of fame has stood at 39 members for eight years. That's long enough for former Central athletic director Terry Kitchen, who's put his go-getter mindset to changing that number soon. Kitchen, a HOF member himself who oversaw the school's hall of fame for 12 years during his tenure as AD, and current Central AD Lance Tollison are spearheading the movement to resurrect the dormant shrine to the school's past athletes and coaches. ...
Southeast gymnasts place second to Missouri (03/08/10)
The University of Missouri, as expected, dominated Sunday's gymnastics meet at the Show Me Center. But host Southeast Missouri State also was excited about its performance during the three-team Outback Invitational. MU, ranked 18th nationally, won every individual event and rolled to the title with a season-high road score of 196.200...
Redhawks unable to locate win in Mississippi (03/08/10)
After three narrow losses at the BankFirst Baseball Challenge in Starkville, Miss., Southeast Missouri State finished up the four-game, three-day event with a lopsided defeat. Michigan State pounded the Redhawks 9-0 on Sunday, sending Southeast to its fifth straight loss...
McClellan, Hill turn in solid outings in duel for starting spot (03/08/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals pitchers Kyle McClellan and Rich Hill, fighting for the same spot in the starting rotation, got off to a good start as St. Louis defeated Florida 7-4 on Sunday in exhibition action. McClellan set the pace with a sharp three innings before Hill allowed a run in his two innings...
Southeast Missouri State is high on Hatchett's list (03/08/10)
I covered Thursday's Class 1 District 3 tournament championship game won by Scott County Central and had an interesting conversation with electrifying Braves senior point guard Bobby Hatchett, who is being recruited by a number of Division I programs...
Bullock wears 'Oscar' gown, other celebrities take risks (03/08/10)
Sandra Bullock dressed the part at Sunday's Academy Awards: She wore a gleaming metallic slim-fitting gown that seemed fashioned after the Oscar statuette itself. The dress, like best actress Bullock, was a winner, making her one of many who stepped up their style on what is considered Hollywood's most important runway. Top actresses made bold color choices, donned stiffer shapes and used sparkle strategically to get them noticed...
'Hurt Locker' wins six Oscars (03/08/10)
LOS ANGELES -- "Avatar" has racked up record after record at the box office, but on Sunday night, "The Hurt Locker" took the year's top movie prize. The Iraq War drama won Oscars, including best picture, at the 82nd annual Academy Awards. In besting ex-husband James Cameron in the best director win, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the category...
Talking Shop with Bill Holland, executive director of SEMO Foundation (03/08/10)
Telephones, Italian meat and Redhawks are just a few words to describe Bill Holland's business interests. A former director of marketing for SBC and John Volpi & Co. meat company in St. Louis, Holland became executive director of the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation in June 2009. Business reporter Brian Blackwell recently visited with Holland to learn more about his past experiences with various companies and his view of what challenges lie ahead for the foundation...
People on the move 3/8/10 (03/08/10)
Robin Marberry has joined Offices Unlimited as an account executive. Marberry will provide sales and customer service for the company. Trade Secret, a full service salon inside in West Park Mall, has added stylist Shelby Strom. Cheryl Mothes has been named a principal with Edward Jones' holding company, Jones Financial Companies. A finanancial advisor with Edward Jones in Jackson for the past 10 years, Mothes was one of 34 people from more than 40,000 associates chosen for the distinction...
Wine and spirit shop opening in Regents Parc (03/08/10)
Next month Regents Parc will gain a wine and spirit shop. Primo Vino, 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 105, will offer mostly wine, high-end liquor and imported beers, according to general manager Keller Ford. Other items for sale will include sausages, cheeses, glassware and wine bottle openers...
Irene Hopfer (03/08/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene E. Hopfer of Perryville, formerly of Longtown, Mo., died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was 101. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, with the Rev. Paul Winningham officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Longtown...
Janet Burger (03/08/10)
Janet Marie Burger, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 14, 1940, in St. Louis to Joseph Edwin and Ruth Marie Bradley McDowell. She and Charles D. Burger were married May 10, 1969, at Herculaneum, Mo. He preceded her in death May 27, 2008...
Norman Wood (03/08/10)
Norman W. Wood, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at his home. He was born April 13, 1922, in Cape Girardeau to William and Josephine Schaaf Wood. He and Betty Jean Bock were married Sept. 7, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2009...
Jackson police and fire report 3/8/10 (03/08/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/8/10 (03/08/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/8/10 (03/08/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 3/8/10 (03/08/10)
Owners of stolen property which has been held as evidence by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department and is no longer needed soon may be able to claim the property; the department recently began reviewing all county property evidence, some of which dates back to the early 1970s...
Heroes Way (03/08/10)
Generous donors have responded to efforts to raise money for special signs along Interstate 55 in Southeast Missouri honoring soldiers who lost their lives while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. As a result, four of the signs are scheduled to be up by Memorial Day, and donations for other signs around the state are being accepted...
Speak Out 3/8/10 (03/08/10)
My least favorite word in the English language has become "entitlements." Growing up, I was taught that I was entitled to a free public education and that if I worked hard it would help give me opportunities to succeed. That was all I was "entitled" to. ...
Prayer 3/8/10 (03/08/10)
For those who grow in beauty and love, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
UW SEMO Receives Federal Funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (03/08/10)
United Way of Southeast Missouri announces $38,126 in federal funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in Cape Girardeau County. This amount represents a 20% decrease from last year. The award was made by the National Board chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. ...
Celebrate HOPE thanks community for help with fundraiser (03/08/10)
On February 27th the Celebrate HOPE (Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education) event was held in Cape Girardeau and over $121,000 was raised to construct a children's home in Swaziland, Africa. Janine Maxwell, author of It's Not Okay With Me, and vice president of Heart for Africa, a faith-based organization bringing hope to the people of Africa, was our guess speaker with over 590 people in attendance...
"Pregnant" Man Promote Local Parenting Program (03/08/10)
When the going gets tough, the tough get... pregnant? That's exactly what Charles DiStefano, local director for Missouri Mentoring Partnership, plans to do March 15-19 to raise awareness and funding for his young parent program. The MMP, which has been funded through a contract with the Missouri Department of Social Services for fifteen years, was not included in Gov. Jay Nixon's FY2011 budget recommendations...
Polyps to the People Team Win Sculpture Contest (03/08/10)
Polyps to the People Team Win Sculpture Contest Southeast Missouri State University students (from left) Beth White, Natalie Metzger and Ryan Paluczak stand by their winning polyp sculpture at West Park Mall on Saturday. Not pictured is Edward Haney. ...
Aurelia's 5th birthday party (03/08/10)
Aurelia enjoyed her 5th birthday party at her Great-Grandma's house. Uncle, Great Uncles, Great Aunts, Cousins, friends and Grandma's and Grandpa helped her celebrate her Birthday! She had LOTS of fun and the weather co-operated beautifully!
"Measuring" UP (03/08/10)
Payten Elder LOVES to play with measuring cups.
"Give a girl a dog and you've given her a best friend" (03/08/10)
KENDALL AND HER BUDDY MAX ENJOYING PLAYING IN THE CAR ON THE WAY TO MAW-MAW AND PAW-PAWS HOUSE!
Lucy (03/08/10)
Lucy loves to dig in the mud for mice! She is a pomeranian, but not a "prissy" one, this dog is all tomboy!
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