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Stories from Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jackson school donates more than $10,500 to playground project (03/14/10)
A Jackson school recently donated a check of a little more than $10,500 to an all-accessible playground in Cape Girardeau County. Since October students at St. Paul Lutheran School have saved coins in a special coin box. The students also collected pledges for a March 8 walkathon at the Osage Community Centre...
Children's museum in Cape to open in next few weeks (03/14/10)
Step inside the door at 502 Broadway and imagine. Replace the whirring of sanders and pounding hammers with the oohs and aahs of children and the hum of a Van de Graaff generator. To the left, the cab of a 1952 firetruck is ready. Next door, a mock bank with play-money ATM and tellers is in the final stages of preparation. ...
Gun and knife show brings thousands to Show Me Center despite weather (03/14/10)
While inclement weather might keep attendance down at some trade shows, promoters of this weekend's Missouri Gun and Knife Show said Saturday's clouds and drizzle probably helped contribute to an attendance exceeding their initial estimates. "It's been pretty packed in here all day," said Jody Geiser, who, with J. D. King, is promoting the weekend event at the Show-Me Center...
Southeast Missourian increases Jackson coverage, creates dedicated web page (03/14/10)
The Southeast Missourian opened a full-time news bureau last week and launched a new web page to expand its coverage of news in Jackson and Cape Girardeau County. Former business writer Brian Blackwell is working in the Jackson office full time, five days a week. ...
Republicans rally for upcoming elections at Cape event (03/14/10)
Local Republicans feel the time is right for their party to triumph. About 320 people attended the 41st annual Cape Girardeau County Lincoln Day celebration Saturday night at The Venue to show their support for Republican candidates in upcoming elections...
Local women unite in prayer for African nation (03/14/10)
Women from churches across Cape Girardeau are looking to the power of prayer to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the world. Women representing nearly 30 area church congregations gathered Friday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ for the 2010 World Day of Prayer -- an ecumenical movement sponsored by Church Women United, a local multidenominational women's group. ...
Nixon visits Trail of Tears to talk about jobs for young people (03/14/10)
Gov. Jay Nixon is looking for more than 1,000 young people to work throughout the state parks and historic sites this summer. The Missouri State Youth Corps will employ Missourians ages 17 to 24 who will serve as outdoor ambassadors to those visiting the 85 state parks and historic sites.
Storytelling festival organizers using networking sites, volunteers to spread word (03/14/10)
Though Cape Girardeau will hold its third storytelling festival this year, organizers still trying to fight the perception that it's for children. With less than a month to go before the festival, Stephanie Lynch, director of public relations and marketing for the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, is trying to define the event clearly, especially to young adults...
Regional author returns to Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival (03/14/10)
Puppeteer, workshop leader and author Marilyn Kinsella from Southern Illinois is glad to be back at this year's Storytelling Festival in Cape Girardeau. The festival will be April 9, 10 and 11. The lifelong resident of Fairview Heights, Ill. and former teacher came to the first Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival in 2008 as a regional teller...
Drivers: Look out for road work in area (03/14/10)
n A portion of Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County will be closed Tuesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday on a section of road from Peace Pipe Lane to Mohave Lane. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area...
Mo. lawyers' group accused of violating ethics (03/14/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The leader of a group that supports the direct election of judges has filed an ethics complaint against the Missouri Bar. James Harris of ShowMe Better Courts filed the complaint Friday. The complaint alleges the state-created association violated the law by opposing the judicial selection initiative of ShowMe Better Courts...
President Obama promises to overhaul No Child Left Behind (03/14/10)
ATLANTA -- President Barack Obama is promising parents and their children that with his administration's help they will have better teachers in improved schools so U.S. students can make up for academic ground lost against youngsters in other countries...
Court says thimerosal did not cause autism (03/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- The vaccine additive thimerosal is not to blame for autism, a special federal court ruled Friday in a long-running battle by parents convinced there is a connection. While expressing sympathy for the parents involved in the emotionally charged cases, the court concluded they had failed to show a connection between the mercury-containing preservative and autism...
Colorado woman detained in Ireland in connection with plot to kill cartoonist (03/14/10)
LEADVILLE, Colo. -- Before her daughter disappeared last fall, Christine Mott recalls that the 31-year-old who had been held in connection with an alleged assassination plot announced she had converted to Islam and told them they'd go to hell if they didn't follow in her steps...
Iraqi vote signals shift away from religious leaders (03/14/10)
BAGHDAD -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's political coalition took an early vote lead Saturday in the election's all-important battleground of Baghdad, pulling away from its two closest rivals in the latest indication that Iraqis want a moderate government instead of Shiite religious hard-liners leading the postwar nation...
Bluefin tuna tops CITES conference agenda in Doha (03/14/10)
DOHA, Qatar -- A contentious battle between Asia and the West over the fate of the Atlantic bluefin tuna prized by sushi lovers overshadowed a United Nations conference that opened Saturday in the Gulf state of Qatar. The 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, was discussing new proposals on regulating the trade in number of plant and animal species, including an all-out ban on the export of Atlantic bluefin that has been particularly opposed by seafood-mad Japan.. ...
Notre Dame girls basketball comes up short in Class 4 title game (03/14/10)
The Bulldogs fell to Webb City 60-53 in the Class 4 girls basketball championship game Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Scott County Central books another final four (03/14/10)
The Braves scored the first 10 points of the game and Risco never stood a chance in their Class 1 boys basketball state quarterfinal at Three Rivers Community College.
Bulldogs find way to state title game (03/14/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Notre Dame Bulldogs kept catching up and catching up. The Bulldogs delivered a 1-2 punch during a 30-second span in the fourth quarter that put them ahead for good and into the state championship after knocking off St. Dominic 62-55 in a state semifinal game Friday at Mizzou Arena...
Eagles rally in fourth quarter to end Delta's season in quarterfinals (03/14/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The ghosts of last season haunted the Delta Bobcats during the fourth quarter Saturday. The Bobcats grabbed a five-point lead before going into an offensive shell. Naylor jumped on Delta's timidness to pull out a 42-37 victory in their Class 1 state quarterfinal Saturday at Three Rivers Community College...
Panthers fall to Thayer 51-40 in quarterfinal (03/14/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An impressive season for the Meadow Heights girls basketball team ended one win short of the final four for the second consecutive year. The Panthers fell into an early hole during Saturday's Class 2 quarterfinal against Thayer at Poplar Bluff High School...
A few Bulldogs get their first experience at a state final four (03/14/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Notre Dame senior Katherine Blasiney and classmate Lacy Boeller were two of the few upperclassmen who had yet to make a trip to a final four. "It's just amazing to make it here," Blasiney said after her team's loss in the Class 4 championship game Saturday at Mizzou Arena. ...
Webb City defense takes toll on 'Dogs (03/14/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Notre Dame girls basketball coach Renee Peters was happy to look at the bright side with a one-point lead over top ranked Webb City entering halftime of the Class 4 state championship game. "That was one better than we started the game with and that was the momentum we had," Peters said...
Redhawks split two games with North Dakota (03/14/10)
"We wanted to get two wins out of it," senior catcher Jim Klocke said. "Hopefully we can come out tomorrow and win the series."
Redhawks remain unbeaten in MIC (03/14/10)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team continues to roll through the Midwest Independent Conference. Southeast finished its regular-season MIC schedule perfect for the second year in a row with Friday night's 194.225-190.350 win over Centenary (La.) College at Houck Field House...
Blues continue hot stretch on road with 5-1 victory against Blue Jackets (03/14/10)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Andy McDonald had a goal and two assists and the St. Louis Blues scored three times in the second period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Saturday night. David Backes, David Perron, Alexander Steen and B.J. Crombeen added goals for the Blues, who have won seven of eight. They came into the game in 10th place in the Western Conference, six points behind eighth-place Calgary...
Albert Pujols returns from week off with two singles (03/14/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Albert Pujols, who returned to action after taking a week to rest a sore back, hit two hard singles in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-5 victory against the Houston Astros on Saturday. Pujols said his back did not bother him when he swung and it did not get tight...
Daddy's girls (03/14/10)
On March 6, area fathers and daughters flocked to the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau for the second annual Father/Daughter Dance. Presented by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, this year's dance was a mystical masquerade ball with the theme "Unmask the Night." Girls aged 2 to 16 got dressed up for a night of dancing, food, photos, door prizes and other activities while spending quality time with their fathers or other positive male role models. ...
Pet of the week (03/14/10)
Pet name: Tigger, a baby bunny Owner: Karen Grayson Favorite activities: Having his belly rubbed, taking naps and resting up for Easter. ...
Element 74 donates to United Way (03/14/10)
Element 74 recently donated about $3,500 worth of services to the United Way of Southeast Missouri when the company helped with a full website redesign for United Way. The website redesign was done to help better promote volunteerism and offer resources to the community, agencies and individuals...
Living in the middle of the swirl (03/14/10)
"What I wouldn't give for a cup of coffee," I mumbled as I dropped children off at school. Continuing up the street on my way home I resented my lack of time to stop and enjoy my favorite beverage. I remembered my long list of tasks. How does you live life when you are pulled in so many different directions?...
An inspired run (03/14/10)
More than 50 runners from across Missouri and the surrounding states will take to the track in an endurance run next weekend to raise money for the Howard L. Aslinger Foundation. When Aslinger died last summer, his family wanted to honor his memory by establishing the foundation and awarding scholarships to individuals with disabilities. The Cape Girardeau man contracted poliomyelitis as an 11-year-old in the 1950s and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair...
Spring is a time for renewal (03/14/10)
The weather of March can be deceitful. It gives birth to the hope that spring is near, only to remind us how long reaching the fingers of winter can be. Yet those days of warm sunshine and the smells of cool spring rain warm the heart, brighten the psyche and the comfort the soul...
Adopt Pearl (03/14/10)
Pearl is a 2-year-old Siamese cat. She is friendly and loves to be petted. Pearl has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Kira (03/14/10)
Kira is a 2-year-old Akita mix. She is very sweet. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
FYI (03/14/10)
The WSIU Public Broadcasting station is inviting local children to submit stories for the PBS Kids Go! writers contest. Participants must be in kindergarten through third grade and create their own stories. Entries must be postmarked by March 24. The entries should be mailed to: WSIU TV PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest, 910 S. ...
Lutheran Family and Children's Services receives donation (03/14/10)
The Lutheran Family and Children's Services recently received $19,470 from the Perry County Senior Sales Tax board that will help provide older adult counseling and monthly Alzheimers's Caregivers Support Group meetings in Perry County. Services will be provided every Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. ...
Notre Dame biology teacher named American Legion's Teacher of the Year (03/14/10)
Timothy Garner, a biology teacher at Notre Dame Regional High School, received the American Legion Teacher of the Year 2010 award and will be honored at an awards banquet Wednesday. Garner coaches baseball, basketball and softball at Notre Dame and is also a team member for the annual Religious Retreat for High School Teenagers and is active in school planning and student support. The award designation comes with a $350 prize...
Taking the reins (03/14/10)
The Rev. Mark Carbaugh of Rock of Cape church realized at an early stage in his life that ministry could be reached outside the walls of a church. While his father was pastor of the church, he told him that he felt there was a need for a Christian school in the area. ...
Redhawks volleyball raises $12,600 for breast cancer (03/14/10)
Volleyball players at Southeast Missouri State University raised $12,646 during the 2009 Dig For Life Campaign where they raise money during games. The team partners with Saint Francis Medical Center each year to raise money by securing pledges per dig -- a common volleyball move. ...
You've been superpoked by the U.S. government (03/14/10)
Soon you're going to get your 2010 census form in the mail. Some people are upset about it, claiming that it infringes on their privacy. I assume they are not the same people who are on Facebook right now posting pictures of themselves playing beer pong nude. Why is it that some people seem to care so much about privacy and others don't seem to care at all?...
Green are the pastures of a popular color (03/14/10)
The color green is a serious multitasker. It speaks for St. Patrick's Day and blooming spring, tranquility and jealousy, healthy food and greed -- all at once. Long-ago brides preferred it for their gowns, but some women's magazines hated it for their covers. George Washington loved it and champions of Earth claimed it as their own...
Cleaning the house for spring, step by step (03/14/10)
Spring-cleaning tips, adapted from Erin Bried's "How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew" (Ballantine Books, 2009): Step 1: Schedule the spring cleaning (to get into the proper mindset). Have all of the proper supplies on hand and set aside plenty of time...
Students replicate historic homes (03/14/10)
Students of Katy Tarbutton and Cindy Warren at Central Elementary School in Dexter, Mo., have been busy studying Missouri history as part of the school's curriculum. Within that curriculum, the children learn about the oldest settlement in the state, Ste. Genevieve...
Buy a gift, don't break the bank (03/14/10)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Spring has sprung and so have the wedding invitations. They'll be joyous events, but finding the perfect gifts to bring along can be stressful during these tough economic times. Here are a few ways to cope if a crystal sugar bowl or a setting of designer china just isn't in your budget...
Hazelnuts are beautiful, delicious (03/14/10)
The American hazelnut tree is actually just a large woody- stemmed shrub. Shown here are several long male flowers (called catkins) and a single, much smaller pink female flower. Look on the largest stem just below and almost touching a long catkin (near the bottom center of the photo) to see the tiny female flower...
Phyllis Calhoun (03/14/10)
Phyllis Jean Calhoun, 54, of Scott City died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Morse officiating. Burial will be in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery...
Geraldine Willis (03/14/10)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Geraldine "Jerri" Willis, 56, of East Prairie died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at her daughter's home near East Prairie. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home with burial in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery...
Duane Hunt (03/14/10)
Duane Hunt, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. There is no visitation or service. Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Charlotte Cook (03/14/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Charlotte Faye Cook, 57, of Marble Hill died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 6, 1952, in Marble Hill, daughter of William Quentin and Betty Lou Rainey Huff. She and Gary Cook were married Feb. 14, 1992...
LaVella Blessing (03/14/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- LaVella M. Wingerter Blessing, 92, of Perryville died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. She was born July 18, 1917, at Menfro, Mo., daughter of Anton L. and Hattie M. Pecaut Wingerter. She and J. Hubert Blessing were married Oct. 4, 1952, in Perryville. He preceded her in death...
James Calhoun Jr. (03/14/10)
James Arthur "Jim" Calhoun Jr., 65, of Crocker, Mo., departed this life suddenly Thursday, March 4, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, son of James Arthur and Florence Elizabeth Owens Calhoun Sr. He and Judy Katherine Smith were married Oct. 22, 1967, at Crocker, and to this union two daughters were born...
Births 3/14/10 (03/14/10)
Son to Richard and Jessica Haws of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:09 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Name, Aaron Jacob. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Mrs. Haws is the former Jessica West, daughter of Gary and Sharon West of Cape Girardeau. She is a hairstylist at Concepts Styling Salon. Haws is a prosthetist and orthotist with Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics...
Livesay - Callaway (03/14/10)
Amy S. Livesay and David Callaway were married May 30, 2009, in an outdoor setting at the home of the bride's uncle in Tamms, Ill. John E. Warren performed the ceremony. Music was by Sean Fitzgerald, cousin of the bride. Parents of the couple are Nick and Teresa Livesay of Cape Girardeau, and Michael and Sandy Callaway of Jackson...
Hernandez - monroe (03/14/10)
Ashley Marie Hernandez and Adam Keith Monroe were married March 21, 2009, at Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Janet Hopkins performed the ceremony. Music was by June Warder of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Cathryn Pobst and Jose Hernandez of Arkansas, and Danny and Carolyn Monroe of Cape Girardeau...
Elfrink - Lukefahr (03/14/10)
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...
Minkel - Bollinger (03/14/10)
Dan and Julie Minkel of Fayetteville, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Joy Minkel, to Lance Michael Bollinger, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Jim and Novena Bollinger of Burfordville. Minkel is a 2002 graduate of Fayetteville High School. ...
Colyott - Daughhetee (03/14/10)
Lisa Statler and Kevin Colyott of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Colyott, to Caleb Daughhetee. He is the son of Tom and Denise Daughhetee of Charleston, Mo. Colyott is a 2007 graduate of Jackson High School. She plans to attend Mississippi State University this fall...
Fulton anniversaries (03/14/10)
The four Fulton brothers and their wives have all been married 50 years or more. Gerry and Shelbia Lee Fulton of Farmington, Mo., have been married 50 years. They were married Oct. 18, 1959, at Crossroads Church of God in St. Francois County. Jim and Mary Jane Yamnitz Fulton recently celebrated their 54th anniversary. They were married Feb. 18, 1956...
Seabaugh - 60 Years (03/14/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Seabaugh of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 7, 2010. Their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren joined them at St. Paul Lutheran Church for morning worship. A dinner followed at Heartland Banquet Hall, hosted by their children. Sixty-five family members and friends attended the celebration...
Police report 3/14/10 (03/14/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Jackson police report 3/14/10 (03/14/10)
Fire report 3/14/10 (03/14/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 3/14/10 (03/14/10)
Proposed budget cuts by the Reagan administration could result in changes -- perhaps in the form of a service reduction -- in Cape Girardeau's subsidized taxi service; the service relies on contributions from both the city and federal governments on a 50-50 basis to provide discounted taxi service as a limited form of mass transit...
School menus: March 15-19 (03/14/10)
MONDAY--Chicken nuggets & bread or turkey & cheese on bun, chicken & herb rice, mixed fruit cup. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, pears, Rice Krispies treat. WEDNESDAY--Chicken & noodles or turkey & cheese on bun, vegetable blend with cheese, hot roll, cinnamon applesauce...
Major anniversaries (03/14/10)
Anniversaries help us mark the important milestones in our personal lives and in the organizations and institutions that provide the durable fabric of our society. In addition to last week's 50th anniversary celebration at Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau, our communities have had occasion recently to mark the 175th anniversary of Cape Girardeau's First Presbyterian Church and the 50th anniversary of the merger of the Scott County towns of Ancell and Fornfelt into Scott City...
Speak Out 3/14/10 (03/14/10)
IN reading the congressional votes in the Southeast Missourian, I see where there was a vote about recognizing challenges faced by black veterans. Why are black veterans any different from white or Hispanic or any other color? Why do they have special needs? I thought that we were all equal. This really burns me...
Prayer 3/14/10 (03/14/10)
For the beauty of springtime's renewal, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
The Painter of the clouds (03/14/10)
Clouds dance across a sky tinted orange A barn abandoned by most catches the artist's eye Paper smudged with color becomes a masterpiece These are all part of my father's vision A vision filled with hope, encouragement and faith Jesus, his home, his family, his life...
Squirrel eating my apples (03/14/10)
Red squirrel eating apple that he carried up the tree.
Squirrel stealing my apples (03/14/10)
squirrel stealing my apples
Cape-Jackson Volleyball (03/14/10)
My granddaughter, Paige, waiting on a serve by Jackson at the Cape-Jackson Volleyball game.
Canadian Geese Roosting in our tree (03/14/10)
I woke early Sunday morning and saw these two Canadian Geese roosting in a tree in our yard. I watched them for an hour when the large goose began honking. They both flew off to meet another flock of geese. It was so incredible to watch. I had no idea geese roosted in trees!...

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