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Stories from Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Boil-water order lifted in Millersville area (03/10/10)
A boil-water order that was issued Friday for the Millersville area was lifted Wednesday, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. The order was issued after a water main was broken near Bird Creek bottoms along Highway 72 during excavations, Amanda Haimes, clerk for Public Water Supply District No. 2, said Friday. The area affected by the boil-water order was from Bird Creek bottom east to Cape Girardeau County Road 345...
Nurse, boyfriend face criminal prescription drug charges (03/10/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Stoddard County nurse and her boyfriend are behind bars following an investigation into illegally obtained prescriptions, the Daily Statesman newspaper reported. Dawn Coffee, 30, of Advance, is charged with the Class D felony of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance. The charge carries with it a penalty of up to five years in prison...
Advance man killed in Tuesday night crash (03/10/10)
An Advance man was killed Tuesday night after his car hit a tree and overturned. Around 7:45 p.m. a 1992 Chevrolet driven by Adam L. Propst, 23, was traveling westbound on Route A 4 miles west of Dutchtown when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The Chevrolet then struck a tree and overturned...
Republicans hosting Lincoln Day on Saturday (03/10/10)
With primary contests already set for numerous area offices, Cape Girardeau County Republicans will gather this weekend for their annual Lincoln Day celebration.
Two freshmen take top science fair honors (03/10/10)
Taylor Janota smeared ketchup, grease and coffee on T-shirts in the name of science. The stained shirts sat stacked on a table at the Show Me Center on Tuesday as she waited to get her science fair project approved. "I'm just nervous about the wait, I guess," she said after setting up her project. Janota, a seventh-grade student at Cape Christian School, tested the effectiveness of different stain removers for her science fair project...
Businesses encouraged to capitalize on influx of people for outdoor religious event near Poplar Bluff (03/10/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The local business community is being encouraged to capitalize on a planned religious gathering predicted to as much as triple the population of Butler County for a short time this summer.
Trial date set for suspect in Cape Girardeau triple-murder case (03/10/10)
A suspect in an Oct. 27 Cape Girardeau triple murder whose case was moved to Mississippi County last month received a trial date Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge David Dolan.
Cape Girardeau County, Little River Drainage District to clear ditch debris (03/10/10)
Earlier in the year Delta officials feared they might miss out on funds needed for a project to reduce flooding in the town. Now, those living in the community of 540 can breathe a little easier thanks to a planned contract between Cape Girardeau County and the Little River Drainage District...
Firefighter's home destroyed by blaze (03/10/10)
A late morning fire Tuesday in Jackson gutted the home of a Cape Girardeau firefighter and his family.
Former Mo. lawmaker testifies in Jetton probe (03/10/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. attorneys are pursuing allegations of bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud as part of an investigation into former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton, according to court documents received by a former lawmaker summoned before the grand jury Tuesday...
Area ambulances weathering cut in reimbursement rates (03/10/10)
Delayed action at the federal level to find a long-term solution to cuts in Medicare's reimbursement rates has urban and rural ambulance districts throughout Missouri taking a more careful look at their 2010 budgets. While a number of districts in Southeast Missouri have prepared for the cuts -- averaging 20 percent in the state's sparsely populated areas -- they are still finding the situation challenging...
SEMO workers voice budget worries (03/10/10)
Southeast Missouri State University will look at issues ranging from increasing fees for processing transcripts to broad changes in employee benefits as it proceeds with multimillion-dollar budget cuts.
Regional Science Fair winners (03/10/10)
Junior Division Behavioral and social sciences First place: Cheyanne Wheelis and Elizabeth Weiland, Farmington Middle School. Second place: Kristen Yamnitz, St. Vincent, Perryville; Rachel Mudd and Taylor Klein, St. Vincent, Perryville. Third place: Megan Borneman and Chasity Taylor, Delta; Brooke Grable and Chelsea Seyer, Oak Ridge; Casey Unterreiner, St. Vincent, Perryville...
Cape fundraiser for African orphanage surpasses $100,000 goal (03/10/10)
When it comes to helping children in Africa, people are giving from their hearts, even in a down economy. Last month's Celebrate Hope benefit raised more than $122,000 for the not-for-profit organization Heart for Africa to construct an orphanage in Swaziland...
Cape Girardeau man gets seven years for assault (03/10/10)
A Cape Girardeau man charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge David Dolan in Mississippi County. Terry S. Pruitt, 33, held a female captive for nearly two hours in early January 2009 and beat her with a broom until its handle snapped, a looped electric cord and his hands...
Harlem Globetrotters set to perform in Cape (03/10/10)
Harlem Globetrotter Wun "The Shot" Versher loves to bring joy where he performs and likes to interact with children. "I like to see people happy and having fun, especially today with economic problems and people losing jobs and those things that are going on," Versher said...
Highway 34 reduced for repairs today (03/10/10)
A section of Highway 34 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. The section of road that will be under repair is between Route C and Highway 67. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m...
U.S. 60/62 bridge at Cairo, Ill., to be reduced (03/10/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, U.S. 60/62 in Cairo will be reduced to one lane at the Mississippi River bridge starting Monday. Flaggers will help control the traffic while inspection crews are inspecting the bridge. On March 23 and March 24, the entire bridge will be closed during the day. Work is expected to be completed by March 25, weather permitting. Through traffic should seek alternate routes...
Bollinger County man sentenced to five years for several sex charges (03/10/10)
A Zalma, Mo., man arrested in September pleaded guilty to the charges against him last week and was sentenced to five years in prison.
Sikeston hospital says negotiations with insurance company progressing (03/10/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Missouri Delta Medical Center officials say they are confident they will reach a resolution with a major insurance company, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. According to an MDMC news release, the local hospital has sought to address shortcomings in its existing Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield contract including coverage for orthopedic and neurosurgical spine services for several months...
Bloomfield board looks toward April bond issue (03/10/10)
The Bloomfield School Board voted to take bids for the replacement of two 12.5 ton HVAC units at the Middle School and awarded a contract for termite eradication at the Elementary School at their regular meeting Monday night. The board also voted to rehire the certified staff at the elementary, middle and high schools in executive session following the regular meeting...
Missouri, Kansas university leaders to meet in KC (03/10/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The top officials from the universities of Missouri and Kansas planned to break bread as the Big 12 basketball tournament gets under way in Kansas City. University of Missouri system President Gary Forsee scheduled a "get acquainted" meeting Wednesday with new Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little at a coffee shop on the Country Club Plaza...
After slow start, tornado season gets underway with Okla. twister (03/10/10)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Forecasters say a wetter-than-usual winter and a jet stream ripping over the part of the country known as "Tornado Alley" could lead to an active spring -- perhaps starting with the strong twister that nicked a small western Oklahoma town Monday night...
Supreme Court upholds death sentence for man who killed two (03/10/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A divided state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence for a Butler County man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's mother while she was holding his child. Terrance Anderson was sentenced to death in 2001 for killing Debbie Rainwater and sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing the ex-girlfriend's father, Stephen Rainwater...
Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3-D TVs this week, hope to start era (03/10/10)
NEW YORK -- Want to be the first one on your block with a 3-D television? It will cost you about $3,000. Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week, inaugurating what manufacturers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. But because the sets require bulky glasses, and there is for now little to watch in the enhanced format, it will take at least a few years for the technology to become mainstream, if that happens at all...
Feds to probe cause of runaway Prius in California (03/10/10)
EL CAJON, Calif. -- The government sent investigators Tuesday to examine a Prius that sped out of control on a California freeway, and Toyota said it wanted to interview the driver as the besieged automaker dealt with a high-profile new headache that raised questions about the safety of its beloved hybrid...
Delta shakes early injury to reach Class 1 state quarterfinals (03/10/10)
The Bobcats won convincingly, posting a 61-39 victory to advance to the state quarterfinals Saturday against Naylor.
Defending state champions hammer St. Elizabeth 96-46 (03/10/10)
With University of Missouri men's head basketball coach Mike Anderson in attendance, defending Class 1 state champion Scott County Central put on quite the show Tuesday night.
Panthers take on Bismarck in Class 2 sectional (03/10/10)
In a rematch of last season's sectional, Meadow Heights will face Bismarck at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Redhawks baseball will play Bears today (03/10/10)
The Redhawks and Missouri State will square off in a 2 p.m. contest Wednesday at Capaha Field.
Wainwright struggles in first spring start (03/10/10)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On a tough day for the Minnesota Twins, third base prospect Danny Valencia provided something positive. Valencia hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 on Tuesday after learning All-Star closer Joe Nathan has a torn ligament in his throwing elbow...
Birdseed prices too high? Try growing your own (03/10/10)
If you're looking for simple ways to cut household spending, start with the entertainment budget: Consider the cost of keeping those backyard bird feeders so busy. Black-oiled sunflower seed retails at more than $17.50 for a 10-pound bag, while nyjer, or thistle seed, goes for around $15 per 5-pound container. Those prices are for fresh, specialty seed -- the premium grades marketed for the pickiest of passers-by...
Recipe Swap: Cake walk: Fancy twists on box cake mix (03/10/10)
Sometimes our daughter comes up with the cutest comments. Last week she asked what she could have for breakfast and I replied with several options. After thinking for a few seconds she said "I would really love to have a big piece of Italian Coconut Cream Cake." I went looking for a recipe using a cake mix to be a little easier for her to make and found myself having fun looking through many recipes using cake mixes as a start to a great cake. ...
Bill Watkins (03/10/10)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Winford "Bill" Watkins Sr., 81, of Bell City passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 12, 1928, at McMullen, Mo., son of Clarence and Geraldine Pratt Watkins. He and Ellen Stovall were married Sept. 26, 1947...
Mary Gibson (03/10/10)
Mary Lou Gibson, 78, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Commerce, Mo., to Walter and Lucille Sanders McCarty. Her places of employment included the former Farmers and Merchants Bank, the former Marquette Cement Plant and Missouri State Disability Office, all in Cape Girardeau...
Ruth Elledge (03/10/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ruth Elizabeth Elledge, 93, of Chaffee died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 21, 1916, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of William James and Frocey Elizabeth Grogan Shipman. She and Norman Woodrow Elledge were married Aug. 27, 1949. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1984...
Adalinda Loos (03/10/10)
Adalinda Sophia Loos, 85, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
Hazel Fiehler (03/10/10)
Hazel E. Fiehler, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 8, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Short officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery...
Carolyn Jones (03/10/10)
Carolyn Sue Jones, 66, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, March 8, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born April 30, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Thomas and Naomi Dunn Smith. She and Robert E. Jones were married March 24, 1970...
Ken Davis (03/10/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ken L. Davis, 79, of Perryville died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Sturkie, Ark., son of Henry L. and Sylvia Vinson Davis. He and Alma E. Jackson were married Dec. 8, 1951. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Becky Davis; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sue Davis, all of Cape Girardeau; a brother and sister-in-law, Wendell and Sharon Davis of Olive Branch, Miss.; four grandchildren, Brad (Karen) Abt, Meg (Matt) Davis-Proffer, Rick (Jill) Davis, Rob Davis, all of Cape Girardeau; and four great-grandchildren: Jana, Kimberlee, Isabelle and Ryder.. ...
Births 3/10/10 (03/10/10)
Daughter to David and Elizabeth Winkler of Kirkwood, Mo., 9:11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Name, Eleanor Caroline. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Winkler is the former Elizabeth Shivelbine, daughter of Michael and Kathleen Shivelbine of Cape Girardeau. She is a part-time faculty member at St. Louis Community College. Winkler is the son of William and Carol Winkler of Janesville, Wis. He is a medical technologist...
Clippard Elementary School (03/10/10)
Clippard Elementary School Third Quarter A Honor Roll 4th grade: Aliya Arenas, Jasmine Beard, Maggie Boxdorfer, Trenton Bryan, Shaniyah Carter, D'kywrin Craig, Bryar Daum, Kennedy Givens, Jessica Hall, Chapman Hill, Elijah Hill, Caleigh Huffman, Hannah Jackson, Monique Johnson, Morgan Kluge, Paul Lufcy, Cody McBride, Charles Mosley, Justin Nguyen, Matthew Nussbaum, Carson Retter, Miranda Seiler, Will Sellers, Blake Sparkman, Preston Stroder, Allison Walters, Brendan Wilkens, Jered Williams...
Jackson police and fire report 3/10/10 (03/10/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Theft Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/10/10 (03/10/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/10/10 (03/10/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Giradeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 3/10/10 (03/10/10)
The Rev. Max Sullivan, mission developer for the Board of American Mission of the Lutheran Church in America and first pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church here, is guest speaker at the morning worship service at St. Mark. Arson is suspected in a fire that destroys the Burfordville Baptist Church around 10 p.m., 90 minutes after the conclusion of services; the Millersville Rural Fire Department and five other volunteer fire departments fight the blaze for about two hours, but are unable to save the church.. ...
The immigrants (03/10/10)
And now comes immigration "reform"! For a federal government that is stalled on health care, financial reform and creative ways to boost jobs, it seems an odd time to be talking about something as complex and incendiary as immigration reform. Yet in the middle of the chaos comes talks this week on ways to reform the crucial problem of illegal immigration in this country...
City pay (03/10/10)
Since Cape Girardeau voters approved a city charter in the 1980s, council members have received $100 a month and the mayor has received $150 a month. In 2005 the council voted to suspend those stipends for one year as they asked voters to approve a tax increase. The city charter requires the council to review pay for council members and the mayor every five years. Earlier this month, the council held the mandatory discussion but took no action to change the stipends...
Remembering Broadway-Sprigg (03/10/10)
Thanks to Kenny Pincksten for renovating the building at Sprigg Street and Broadway instead of taking it down. It know it is an old building and has seen better days. I still don't want to see it come down. During the 1930s and 1940s, the corner building was occupied by the Seehausen Meat Market. ...
Support for project in Africa (03/10/10)
On Feb. 27 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 guest speaker with more than 590 people in attendance...
Speak Out 3/10/10 (03/10/10)
I'M glad I voted for President Obama. The U.S. Postal Service was failing long before Obama got into office. Under President Bush, the postal service was top-heavy with salaries. Who knows what the other problems with the postal service are? But we can't blame Obama. He carries a big weight on his back from the previous administration...
Prayer 3/10/10 (03/10/10)
For warmer days, gentle rains and daffodil blossoms, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
PCMS students donate to PAWS (03/10/10)
A Perry County Middle School student had a desire to help support the PAWS (Perry Animal Welfare Society) organization and asked his school counselor, Glenda Gremaud, if he could involve his school mates. "Kyle Brewer approached me about wanting to help the PAWS organization and getting his classmates to help out," said Mrs. ...
Free Computer Classes Offered to the Community (03/10/10)
The students and staff at Perryville High School have been offering FREE computer assistance classes to community members during the months of February, March and April. Classes are offered every Tuesday in the Perryville High School Library from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m. during the months of February, March and April...
Perryville unit to build new training facility at Guard's Wappapello site (03/10/10)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Preliminary work has begun on a new entry control point training facility that will soon be available for National Guard Soldiers in Southeast Missouri to learn how to conduct vehicle and personnel searches. At their March drill, Citizen-Soldiers with the 880th Engineer Haul Team out of Perryville, Mo., began transporting what will eventually be more than 500,000 tons of rock to build a gravel road that will lead to and from the entry control point, or ECP. ...
The Leap (03/10/10)
Our grandson at at park in WI. So scary I can hardly stand to look at it.
Let's Go (03/10/10)
Southeast Missouri State redhawks praticing before the game!
Thanks be (03/10/10)
Southwest Missouri State Bears praying before the game against southeast redhawks on Feb 10th 2010!
Let's Go Louie (03/10/10)
Louie Haseltine Hitting the pitch from a southwest missouri state bears pitcher!
Come on Ky (03/10/10)
#3 Ky Burgess waiting for a pitch against Missouri State Bears at Capaha Field on Wednesday March 10th 2010 where the redhawks beats the bears in the bottom of the 9th inning 12-11!
Lean on Me (03/10/10)
Bailey Rees and her German Shepherd "Duke" enjoy the nice weather laying around in the yard on Sunday.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (03/10/10)
Coco is 4 years old. She is spayed and declawed. Her owner passed away and now she needs a new home. Coco is available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Girl Scouts and Andy's Frozen Custard (03/10/10)
It's Girl Scout week so our 4th grade troop from Alma Schrader School took a tour of Andy's Frozen Custard. Andy's use Girl Scout Thin Mints in their concretes. Happy 98th Birthday Girl Scouts!! Thanks to Andy's for showing us a good time.
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