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Authors advocate introducing technology like cell phones, texting into curriculum (03/15/10)
A 22-year-old Jackson woman co-authored a book about increasing the use of technology in the classroom. Weeks after it was published, she met her writing partner in person. "We used all the tools we talk about," said Majhon Phillips, who is completing her master's degree online with the University of Illinois...
North Park Trail would connect Cape La Croix Trail, nature trails (03/15/10)
The newest leg in Cape Girardeau's system of hiking and biking trails should be ready by late summer if the Cape Girardeau City Council tonight accepts the bidder recommended by city engineer Kelly Green. The North Park Trail, which will link the Cape La Croix Trail to nature trails at County Park North, is being funded by a Missouri Department of Transportation enhancement grant of $383,700. ...
Cape Girardeau takes next step on Fountain Street extension project (03/15/10)
For the second time, the city of Cape Girardeau will consider bids for the construction of a two-block extension of Fountain Street to run between William and Morgan Oak streets. The last round of bids opened in October were rejected because they all failed to meet the Missouri Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program goal, said city engineer Kelly Green...
Longtime Southeast Missourian employee retiring from Jackson office (03/15/10)
Joy Baker will retire this Friday after 13 years in the Jackson office of the Southeast Missourian. Co-workers will celebrate her work and friendship with a reception, but will miss her smile and positive attitude. "People think of her as sunny," said Cathy Hancock, who has worked with Baker since she came on board in April 1997. "She's just a person with a very positive attitude that brightens anyone's day...
Poplar Bluff pit bull owners must register, microchip dogs by April 1 (03/15/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- April 1 is the deadline for all pit bulls in Poplar Bluff to be microchipped and registered, according to the animal control officers who will be enforcing the new city ordinance. "All owners, keepers or harborers of any pit bull or pit bull mix dogs must get them microchipped at a veterinarian and then come to the Poplar Bluff Animal Control Office at 1500 Butler St. [behind Blackwell Baldwin Ford] to register them," Animal Control officer Mark Hastings said...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
7:30 p.m. today, city hall, 101 Court St. Action items...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
5 p.m. today Board of Education offices, 301 N. Clark Ave.
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
7 p.m. today Cape Girardeau city hall, 401 Independence St.
String noose at KC area high school brings outrage (03/15/10)
PECULIAR, Mo. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union says a suburban Kansas City superintendent missed the point with the remarks he made after two white students gave a black student a noose made out of string. Raymore-Peculiar school district Superintendent Jeff Kyle told KCTV that it would be hard to hurt anybody with the string noose and that it didn't fit his image of a large piece of rope used to hang outlaws in the Old West...
Democratic House vote-counter lacks health care votes now (03/15/10)
WASHINGTON -- The House's chief Democratic headcounter said Sunday he hadn't rounded up enough votes to pass President Barack Obama's health care overhaul heading into a make-or-break week, even as the White House's top political adviser said he was "absolutely confident" in its prospects...
Southeast baseball leans on unlikely contributors (03/15/10)
Southeast Missouri State's unusual rash of injuries created opportunities for two players who saw little action early in the year. Casey Jones and Tim Rupp, teammates last season at Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, have taken advantage. Jones and Rupp both continued their torrid hitting Sunday as the Redhawks routed North Dakota 14-4 to take two of three in the weekend series at Capaha Field...
Missouri to open vs. Clemson in NCAA tourney (03/15/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Tigers are headed to their second consecutive NCAA tournament. Missouri received the No. 10 seed in the East Region and will face seventh-seeded Clemson on Friday in Buffalo, N.Y. The Tigers were pleased to be included in the field announced Sunday, especially after a 75-60 loss to lowly Nebraska last week in the first round of the Big 12 tournament...
Contest offers prizes for college hoops prognosticators (03/15/10)
The Southeast Missourian and semoball.com are hosting the March Mayhem NCAA basketball tournament bracket contest presented by Stereo One. Participants, who are allowed to make their picks after each round of play, are eligible to win both local and national prizes...
Southeast rounup: Tennis team claims its first OVC victory vs. Tenn. St. (03/15/10)
A look at all the Redhawks action from the weekend.
Cards get first look at No. 1 pick Strasburg (03/15/10)
VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg is more than holding his own against major league hitters. Challenging weather conditions aren't intimidating the Washington Nationals' top prospect either. Strasburg pitched three scoreless innings but the Nationals fell to 0-10 in exhibition play with a 7-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday...
Talking Shop with Donna Cook, co-owner of Main Street Flooring and Interiors (03/15/10)
When she was a student at Jackson High School, Donna Cook never dreamed of owning a business, but years later the Jackson native and her husband, Dennis, purchased a flooring business in 2008. The owner of Main Street Flooring and Interiors in Jackson, Cook sat down with Jackson reporter Brian Blackwell to share why she purchased the business and other details of her life...
Who's Who: Sharon Hileman (03/15/10)
Community development manager with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Gateway Area Chapter WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Hileman, 51, is originally from St. Charles, Mo., and currently lives in Tamms, Ill. She is married to husband Carl and has two daughters, a stepson and four grandchildren. ...
Meet the new business editor, Melissa Miller (03/15/10)
You might notice a new face on the left-hand side of this page, and that's me, Melissa Miller. I'll be covering business and community news for the Southeast Missourian now that Brian Blackwell has been reassigned to our Jackson bureau. I feel like my every career choice led to this moment and this job. My degree from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism in 2000, followed by seven years in newspapers in Missouri, Michigan and Indiana, gave me a strong journalistic foundation...
Tilley Promoted at LCMS (03/15/10)
Blake Tilley has been named senior vice president for marketing and communications at The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation effective July 1. Tilley currently serves as the foundation's director of Internet and planned giving. A native of Cape Girardeau, Tilley holds degrees in marketing and fine arts from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's degree in business administration from Webster University. ...
Robins elected to MFA oil board (03/15/10)
Oran, Mo., resident Michael Robins was recently elected to the board of directors of the MFA Oil Co. Robins, who will represent MFA Oil's Southeast district on the eight-member board, was nominated at the company's recent delegate meeting in Dexter, Mo. ...
Balsamo inducted as orthopaedic fellow (03/15/10)
Dr. Luke Balsamo of Norfolk, Va., was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on March 10 during ceremonies at the academy's 2010 annual meeting in New Orleans. Balsamo is currenly on active duty in the Navy and is stationed at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. Balsamo graduated from Cqape Girardeau Central High School in 1989. He received his medical training at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y...
Style Shop Lifestyles hires new team stylist (03/15/10)
Erynne Sharp is the newest team stylist at Style Stop Lifestyles at 3812 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. She works Tuesday through Saturday. For an appointment, call 243-1070.
Zoellner named managing partner (03/15/10)
Wayne J. Zoellner has been promoted to managing partner for Modern Woodmen of America. His office is at 1427 Thomas Drive, Suite A in Cape Girardeau. Zoellner has been with Modern Woodmen since 2003, specializing in life and health insurance as well as financial planning and investment services...
10 to watch in 2010: People, places and projects that will make headlines this year (03/15/10)
At a time when health care on the national level is very uncertain, both Cape Girardeau hospitals are in the midst of major development projects. "There are so many dynamic things happening in health care right now," says Debbie Linnes, president and CEO of Southeast Missouri Hospital. ...
Business licenses (03/15/10)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during February.
Consumer news (03/15/10)
News everyone can use from Business Today magazine.
Health briefs (03/15/10)
A collection of short bits of news about the Southeast Missouri health community.
Tax liens (03/15/10)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded during the month of February.
Bankruptcies (03/15/10)
Bankruptcies filed through February for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (03/15/10)
A collection of short bits of news about people in the regional business community.
Business briefs (03/15/10)
Short bits of regional business news from Business Today magazine.
Marketing biz: How to market your small business (03/15/10)
Each month, Business Today asks local experts to weigh in on a marketing or advertising issue facing small businesses. You can submit your own questions to editor Callie Clark Miller at cmiller@semissourian.com.
Who's Who: Bill Cole (03/15/10)
Executive broker/owner of Realty Executives of Cape County and Executive Property Management WHERE HE'S BEEN: The 55-year-old Cole is married to wife Susan, co-owner of Realty Executives of Cape County & Executive Property Management. They have two grown children, Christopher and Katherine. ...
Who's Who: Sarah Summers (03/15/10)
Director of professional selection and campus relations for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network -- The Hahs Financial Group WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Twenty-six-year-old Summers is originally from Bernie, Mo., but now lives in downtown Cape Girardeau. Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Summers was a real estate broker for almost six years with Realty Executives of Cape County...
Who's Who: Jeanne Churchill (03/15/10)
Assistant branch manager with Capaha Bank -- Kingshighway location WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Twenty-seven-year-old Churchill is married to husband Bill, and has an 11-year-old stepson, Alex. She's originally from Perryville, Mo., and now lives in Cape Girardeau. She's had a lengthy career in finance, first with a national bank, then with a regional bank and now loves working for a locally owned bank. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration...
Who's Who: Grayson Erlbacher (03/15/10)
General manager of Erlbacher Gear and Machine Works, Inc. WHERE SHE'S COMING FROM: Thirty-four-year-old Erlbacher is originally from Cape Girardeau and now lives in Jackson with husband Larry. She was trained as an EMT, but is currently general manager of Erlbacher Gear and Machine Works Inc, in Cape Girardeau. She is a hospital corpsman (HM2/E5) in the United States Navy Reserve and an office nurse at Heartland Family Physicians/Prompt Care in Jackson...
Who's Who: Dr. Ross A Bennett (03/15/10)
Dentist at Bennett Family Dentistry WHERE'S HE BEEN: Bennett, 29, was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. He's married to wife Jocey; they have two children, Caroline and Michael. Bennett is a graduate of Baylor University in 2003; and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2007...
Who's Who: Danielle McGuire (03/15/10)
American Cancer Society, community manager of development WHERE SHE'S BEEN: McGuire, 25, is originally from Marble Hill, Mo. She is married to husband Jerrett, and has one little spoiled dog, Lucy. She now lives in Cape Girardeau and has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Who's Who: Jill A. Wicks (03/15/10)
Account manager with The Daniel and Henry Company WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Wicks, 30, is originally from Green Bay, Wis., and now lives in Cape Girardeau. She is married to husband Jason Wicks; they have a two-year-old German shepherd named Captain Nealie. Wicks has a bachelor's degree from University of Hawaii at Manoa in Asian studies; and a master's from Arcadia University in international peace and conflict resolution. She has been working in insurance for two years...
Who's Who: Dena Kreitler (03/15/10)
Executive director of the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Kreitler, 33, was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. She currently lives in Weingarten, Mo., with her husband Dean and four children, Kayla, Hanna, Serena and Clayton. ...
Who's Who: Joey McLane (03/15/10)
President, First Midwest Banks in Poplar Bluff, Mo. WHERE'S HE BEEN: Forty-five-year-old McLane was born in Columbia, Mo., and now lives in Poplar Bluff with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Marissa. He received both a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He began working for First Midwest Bank right out of college, working his way up over the last 22 years...
Who's Who: Angel M. Woodruff (03/15/10)
First assistant prosecuting attorney with the Cape Girardeau County prosecuting Attorney's Office WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Woodruff, 38, is originally from Jackson. She received her bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1994 and her juris doctorate from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1997. ...
Who's Who: Laurel Adkisson (03/15/10)
Insurance agent with Adkisson Insurance Agency, American Family Insurance WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Adkisson, 49, is originally from East Prairie, Mo., and now lives in Cape Girardeau with husband Chris. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Who's Who: Jason Coalter (03/15/10)
Vice president of Cape Girardeau Printing Co. "Never a dull moment. My work is a little bit like a circus -- new opportunities are always popping up." WHERE HE'S BEEN: Thirty-year-old Coalter is originally from Cape Girardeau, and is married to wife Lesley. ...
Who's Who: Nikki Stallion (03/15/10)
Vice president of Mac Con Company and ZanneCo Inc. WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Stallion, 36, was born in Seoul, South Korea. She was adopted and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. She now lives in Cape Girardeau, and is engaged to Jay Brewer. She has a dog, Abe, and Prada THE cat. She attended the Mississippi University for Women and is a partner with Keystone Design. And growing up in the construction business, she says, she also attended the school of hard knocks...
Who's Who: Laura Renee Parker (03/15/10)
Coalter Financial Strategies, insurance agent/lia sophia jewelry, manager WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Parker, 29, is originally from Cape Girardeau and now lives in Sikeston, Mo. She is married to Chad Parker, a fourth generation farmer who farms with his family in the Sikeston area. She has two children, Colt, age 4, and Cheyenne, age 2. Parker received a bachelor's degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University...
Who's Who: Maggie Buckley (03/15/10)
Director of social services at Landmark Hospital WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Thirty-six-year-old Buckley was born and raised in Sikeston, Mo. She's lived in Cape Girardeau for 10 years, and is married to husband Mike. She has a 17-year-old son, Zach, and a 4-year-old daughter, Kate. ...
Who's Who: Jeanette Wachter (03/15/10)
Business education and computer teacher with Chaffee High School WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Wachter, 51, was born and raised in Chaffee, Mo., where she now lives with husband Scott. She has a son, Zach, and received her master's degree in business education and her bachelor's degrees in teaching and in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University...
Who's Who: Cheryl Ellis (03/15/10)
Targeted sales manager with the Southeast Missourian, editor/coordinator for the Southeast Missourian Jr. WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Ellis, 47, is originally from Woodbury, N.J., near Philadelphia. She moved to Southeast Missouri when she was 13. Ellis has a son, 15-year-old Colton, and two beagles, Madison and Lenny. ...
Who's Who: Estelee Wood (03/15/10)
Real estate sales associate/relocation and negogiation specialist with Coldwell Banker Abernathy Realty WHERE'S SHE BEEN: Wood, 67, lives in Jackson with husband Mike Wood. She has four daughters. In her 50s, Wood opted for a complete change in profession, entering the world of real estate. ...
Who's Who: Gerry Salter (03/15/10)
Director of the orthopaedic service line at Saint Francis Medical Center WHERE HE'S BEEN: The 43-year-old Salter is married to wife Requi. They have five children. He's originally from Havergill, Mass., and now lives in Cape Girardeau. He's a former U.S. ...
Who's Who: Kevin Priester (03/15/10)
Manager, Alliance Water Resources WHERE HE'S BEEN: Fifty-one-year-old Priester is originally from St. Louis and now lives in Cape Girardeau County with his wife, Dominique. They have two daughters, a son and three grandchildren. He has worked in the utility business for 30 years...
Who's Who: Danea Johnson (03/15/10)
Owner of Concepts Styling Salon in Cape Girardeau WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Thirty-four-year-old Johnson is married to husband Mike and has a 7-year-old daughter. She was born and raised in Cape Girardeau and attended Stage One Hair School in 1995. She has owned Concepts since 2006...
Who's Who: T. Robin Cole, III (03/15/10)
President of The Rite Group WHERE HE'S BEEN: Cole, 65, is originally from Pascola, Mo., and has a son, Rob Cole who lives in Georgia, and a daughter, Lauren, who lives in Golden, Colo. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and now lives in Jackson...
Who's Who: Roger W. Fields (03/15/10)
Assistant chief of police with the Cape Girardeau Police Department WHERE HE'S BEEN: Fields, 46, moved around as a child, but spent most of his in the "GlenAllen/Grassy metroplex." He is married to wife Marsha and has two sons, Blake and Kyle. He has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and is commander of the police department's operations bureau, charged with the daily activities of most sworn personnel. ...
Who's Who: Missy Marshall (03/15/10)
Executive director with the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce WHERE SHE'S BEEN: Fifty-year-old Marshall is originally from Little Rock, Ark., and is married to attorney Franklin Marshall. They have a son, Ben F. Marshall V, who lives in Louisianna, and a daughter, Aidan, a student at Southeast Missouri State University. Marshall received a bachelor's degree from Regis University in Denver, majoring in business administration...
Anthony Rodgers (03/15/10)
*** Anthony Rodgers MORELY, Mo. — Anthony "Tony" Rodgers, 45, of Morley died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the family home in Morley. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, Mo.
Madonna Englehart (03/15/10)
Madonna Englehart, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
Charles Southard (03/15/10)
Charles E. Southard Jr., 64, of Cape Girardeau formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died at 6 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Charles was born May 3, 1945, in Vincennes, Ind., son of the late Charles E. Southard Sr. and Delores (Barnett) Southard...
John Watson (03/15/10)
John James Watson, 67, of Jackson died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. John Nimmo officiating...
Jackson police and fire report 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar speaks in the morning before the general session of the 109th Southeast Missouri District Teachers Association meeting on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft appoints Jackson lawyer John P. Lichtenegger to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, replacing Charles Kruse of Dexter, Mo., who was recently named director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture...
County planning (03/15/10)
At a joint meeting of planning commissions from Jackson and Cape Girardeau in October, it was suggested that subdivision regulations in Cape Girardeau County would be useful, especially when those subdivisions are voluntarily annexed into either of the cities. A committee has been formed to develop proposed regulations, a process that could take a year and a half and that will include public hearings...
Speak Out 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
THE American people voted for Barack Obama. He is our president. To those who criticize him, show us something else or get over it. It may be a game for some, but the majority of Americans are struggling daily. I think Congress needs to go on Social Security and Medicare like the rest of us. ...
Prayer 3/15/10 (03/15/10)
In your mercy, O God, help us to deal with conflicts in our lives. Amen.
New Celtic CD Hits Right Notes for St. Paddy's Day (03/15/10)
Album: Three Days in May (release date March 17, 2010) Artist: Colcannon Reviewer: Doc Arnett (785-442-6125) If you're looking for a celebration of the Emerald Isle that lasts beyond a parade and a pint and that includes the real color and culture of Irish heritage, a brand new CD from the highly acclaimed Colcannon could be your ticket. ...
Tori Ourth signs to play softball for Southeast Illinois College (03/15/10)
She was the Defensive MVP in her sophomore and junior years and she went to the Softball World Series two years in a row with her traveling team, the Southern Illinois Dirt Dogs. She started playing softball when she was ten- years-old, and was selected to play varsity softball in the tenth grade. Last week, Tori Ourth, a Cape Central High School Senior, signed to play softball for Southeast Illinois College (SIC) in Harrisburg, IL, where she will be attending classes on a scholarship...
St. Louis Blues Trip (03/15/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department Presents the 10th Annual St. Louis Blues Trip on Saturday, March 21, 2010. Come and join us as the St. Louis Blues take on the Nashville Predators, in a 5:00 p.m. battle on the ice. We will be taking a chartered bus, and leaving the Osage Community Centre at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are limited so HURRY and get you ticket TODAY!...
Mother, daughter make National Guard service a family affair (03/15/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Spc. Jennifer Boettcher has made a habit of following in her mother's footsteps. She has worked at the family bar and grill her mother owns for years. Then -- just like mom -- she joined the Missouri National Guard. So when her mother, Staff Sgt. Kari Boettcher, recently volunteered for deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan, she immediately knew she wanted to ask to be deployed, too...
Congratulations to Eagle Scout Matt Horst (03/15/10)
Matt Horst is the son of Barry and Sherry Horst. He joined scouting as a Tiger Cub in Pack 212 in 1998, and he bridged over to Boy Scout Troop 311 in 2003. He earned his eagle rank in 2009. He has had various titles in his troop such as patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior patrol leader. ...
Congratulations to Troop 311 Eagle Scout Nicholas Fosse (03/15/10)
Nicholas Fosse is the son of Pat and Jane Fosse and brother of Matthew from Jackson. Nicholas's Eagle Scout project was designing, planning and constructing a brick side walk and a small expanded sitting area on the grounds of the Oliver House Museum in Jackson, Missouri. ...
what a sunset !! taken this fall (03/15/10)
it's cold outside and raining,thought i would share some sunshine from this fall
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