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Sikeston police, drug task force arrest several in drug sweep (03/17/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. - Several people are in custody following two sting operations by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the SEMO Drug Task Force. The undercover operations to arrest people purchasing methamphetamine precursors such as pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in manufacturing meth, began in February, according to a news release from Sikeston DPS...
Cancer society uses giant colon replica to raise awareness (03/17/10)
The local American Cancer Society is hoping that a tour of an inflatable colon exhibit will bring awareness about the importance of a screening for colorectal cancer. The 20-foot-long replica of a human colon will be open for tours Friday at the Saint Francis Medical Center Health and Wellness Center from 6 a.m. ...
Parent mentoring program seeks donations after being left out of governor's budget recommendations (03/17/10)
Striving to raise awareness and money for a state program meant to empower young parents, the director of the local Missouri Mentoring Partnership has put on some pounds. Charles DiStefano made his first appearance as a "pregnant" man at the Little Lambs Children's Sale at the West Park Mall on Tuesday, after $257 was pledged for the Missouri Mentoring Partnership Young Parent Program. ...
Cape candidates agree on casino, are split over smoking ban (03/17/10)
Cape Girardeau's candidates for mayor agree a downtown casino would bring jobs that would be hard to turn down, but split over whether they favor allowing voters to decide if smoking should be banned in public places. Retired businessman Harry Rediger and former councilman Matt Hopkins spent more than 40 minutes answering questions before an audience of 50 who attended the League of Women Voters forum at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. ...
Former arts council employee charged with credit fraud (03/17/10)
A one-time employee of a local not-for-profit arts organization has been charged with stealing from her former employer.
Residents air views about speed limit change at second public hearing (03/17/10)
Residents offered differing viewpoints Tuesday morning on proposed speed limit changes to two roads known for frequent speeding and accidents. But despite the varying opinions, all in attendance at the second public hearing this week on the issue agreed that the move must be made to ensure safety of motorists and enforcement of the law...
Union County leads Southern Illinois in unemployment (03/17/10)
Union County has the highest unemployment rate out of 21 Southern Illinois counties according to a January jobs report released Tuesday, KZIM KSIM radio reported. The jobs report shows 20 of the 21 counties registering double-digit unemployment, higher than levels in January 2009, with Union County the highest at 16 percent...
Cape schools will face tough decisions if bond issue fails, say candidates at forum (03/17/10)
As the Cape Girardeau School District enters uncertain territory with state funding prospects and the condition of its facilities, school board candidates have similar ideas about how to proceed. Four candidates, incumbent Paul Nenninger, Hamner Hill, Don Call and Philip "Phil" Moore, debated district issues during a candidate forum Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. ...
Preliminary hearing set for jailer charged with sex with inmate (03/17/10)
A man charged with having a sexual encounter with a Scott County Jail inmate will have a preliminary hearing next month Ron Baker, 41, of Sikeston, Mo., will appear April 15 for a preliminary hearing.
Bollinger County man pleads guilty to statutory rape (03/17/10)
A Zalma, Mo., man has pleaded guilty to statutory rape. Jaramiah Hood, 30, pleaded guilty March 3 before Judge Stephen Sharp in Stoddard County Circuit Court to one felony count of second-degree statutory rape. His trial was set to begin this week.
Sikeston starts tree inventory (03/17/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- To help the Sikeston Park Division with budgeting and future planting, a tree inventory is underway in all 14 of the city's parks.
Georgia man pleads guilty to two November bank robberies (03/17/10)
A Georgia man who committed recent bank robberies has pleaded guilty to the crime. 18-year-old Keiran Pippins of Forest Park, Georgia, appeared before Judge Carol Jackson in Saint Louis Tuesday and pled guilty to two felony counts of bank robbery by force. ...
State works on second round of education funding application (03/17/10)
As Missouri works on its second-round application for Race to the Top funding, it is developing a road map for public education for the next 10 years. Mike Ponder, a local lawyer and member of the state board of education spoke to the Education Solutions Team at its monthly meeting Tuesday...
Love INC national president to speak at fundraiser (03/17/10)
In an effort to raise funds to continue to match people in need with local churches that can help them, Love INC (In the Name of Christ) will hold its second annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Centenary United Methodist Church. During the past year, Love INC matched 1,100 families in need by referring them to local church food pantries, clothes closets and other ministry services. ...
Highway 51 reduced for sign repairs (03/17/10)
Highway 51 in Bollinger County will continue to be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform sign repairs. The section of road is from County Road 834 to Route OO. The work will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, weather permitting...
U.S. 61 reduced for drainage work (03/17/10)
U.S. 61 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews do drainage along the road. The section of road is between County Road 208 and the Kelso city limits. Work will be performed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday, weather permitting...
Mo. House rejects school funding formula changes (03/17/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House has rejected an effort by rural lawmakers to change which school districts would bear the brunt of cuts in state aid. Missouri distributes money to districts according to a formula. About 150 school districts are carved out of the formula because it would cause them to lose state aid...
Mo. police to check teen seat belt use (03/17/10)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in St. Louis County and throughout Missouri plan to crack down on teen drivers who don't wear seat belts. "Operation Safe Teen" is aimed at getting the attention of seat belt law violators and reducing highway fatalities...
Scott County Central's Hatchett is fearless in game's big moments (03/17/10)
Lesson from a legend: "You've got to have heart or you aren't going to be nobody in life. You can't be scared to fail. That's it."
MU's Bowers has torn ligaments in wrist (03/17/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri forward Laurence Bowers will postpone surgery on torn ligaments in his left wrist until after the NCAA tournament. Bowers disclosed the severity of the injury as the 10th-seeded Tigers prepare for a first-round East Regional game Friday against seventh-seed Clemson...
Redhawks use muscle in 13-1 win vs. Lions (03/17/10)
Southeast Missouri State has not established itself as a big home-run hitting team so far this season. But lately the Redhawks have displayed increased power and that continued Tuesday during a 13-1 rout of visiting Freed-Hardeman. The Redhawks banged three homers at spacious Capaha Field as they finally got back to the .500 mark...
Redhawks sweep doubleheader vs. IUPUI (03/17/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team had a big day Tuesday, sweeping a doubleheader from visiting IUPUI. Southeast posted a 15-7, six-inning run-rule win in the opener, then pulled out a 5-4 victory in eight innings. The Redhawks are 8-11 while the Jaguars fell to 3-10...
Mueller helps Avalanche sweep Blues (03/17/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Peter Mueller scored twice on a three-point game that matched his career best and Paul Stastny netted his fifth goal in three games with two assists, helping the Colorado Avalanche sweep the season series against the St. Louis Blues with a 5-3 victory on Tuesday night...
Rams sign veteran offensive lineman (03/17/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams added depth to the offensive line, signing veteran center Hank Fraley. The 32-year-old Fraley, a 10-year veteran, was released earlier this month by the Cleveland Browns and landed with the Rams on Tuesday. Fraley made 52 starts in 63 games with Cleveland and had been due a roster bonus...
Cards yield Nationals' first spring win (03/17/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Ivan Rodriguez drove in three runs as John Lannan and a split squad of Washington Nationals beat Kyle Lohse and the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Tuesday. The Nationals began the day at 0-11 this spring. They won a pair of split-squad games, including a 12-3 victory over Florida...
A Harte Appetite: Corned beef an American addition to St. Patrick's Day celebrations (03/17/10)
"There are only two kinds of people in the world," an Irish saying goes. "The Irish and those who wish they were." If you look around you today, you might think that's true, for on St. Patrick's Day Americans, regardless of their ancestry, will wear green, sing Irish songs, guzzle Irish beer and dine on corned beef and cabbage...
Recipe Swap: Foods to fuel marathon basketball watching (03/17/10)
My husband and son are walking around the house singing "It's the most wonderful time of the year," which means it is NCAA basketball tournament time. They love basketball, and the tournament is the highlight of the season. Even though my husband's beloved North Carolina Tar Heels had a poor showing this season, he is a die-hard fan and is already looking to next season and what they can accomplish. ...
LeRoy Hahn (03/17/10)
LeRoy J. Hahn, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Hillsboro, Mo. Service was private. Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.
Anthony Rodgers (03/17/10)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Anthony "Tony" Rodgers, 45, of Morley died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at his home. A church service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lion of Judah Church near Morehouse, Mo., with the Rev. Manny Alvarado officiating. Burial will be in New Morley Cemetery...
Bertha Strop (03/17/10)
Bertha Mae "Bert" Choate Strop, 100, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Dec. 1, 1909, in Eddyville, Ky., to the late James Elbert and Lillie Belle Byford Choate. Mrs. Strop was a longtime member of Cape First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau and has been recognized many times as being the oldest member of the church. She worked at International Shoe Co. until her retirement in 1971...
Harold Ellis (03/17/10)
Harold Donn Ellis, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of Oren O. and Mae Simmons Ellis Sr. He and June L. Vogelsang were married Nov. 15, 1947, in Cape Girardeau...
Clyde Fulbright (03/17/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Clyde Fulbright, 82, of Marble Hill died Monday, March 15, 2010, at his home, with his wife of almost 62 years and other family members by his side. He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Mayfield, Mo., son of Albert James and Stella Cook Fulbright. He and Velma Dean Devenport were married April 11, 1948...
Marcella Troxclair (03/17/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marcella A. Arnzen Troxclair, 74, beloved wife, mother and grandmother from Broussard, La., passed peacefully from this world Monday, March 15, 2010, at Our Lady of Lords Regional Hospital in Lafayette, La. She was born Sept. 9, 1935, to the late Frank and Minnie Eftink Arnzen. She and Joseph Marc Troxclair were married May 15, 1965, in Baton Rouge, La...
Births 3/17/10 (03/17/10)
Daughter to Dustin Ryan Deckerd and Kelsey Leah Schaper of Old Appleton, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:42 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Name, Kaelyn Marie. Weight, 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Ms. Schaper is the daughter of Tom and Shirley Schaper of Old Appleton. Deckerd is the son of Belinda Voelker of Perryville, Mo...
Delta Elementary School (03/17/10)
Delta Elementary School Kindergarten: Ryan Adams, Anthony Barber, Bayley Childers, Brooke Coomer, Lanson Cox, Braylin Dibert, Mason Dozier, Bailey Gramlisch, Jeremiah Hamilton, Kendall Holweg, Levi Jansen, Alexa Jenkins, Jennifer Lankford, Megan Miller, Graci Roberts, Eric Tolbert, Ashley White...
Jefferson Elementary School (03/17/10)
Jefferson Elementary A Honor Roll 4th grade: Kezia Grigsby, Layton Hamby, Demetrius Rayford, Harley Sample. B Honor Roll 4th grade: Montana Boyer, Jaden Brooks, Alex Colegate, Aarion Coleman, Lathan Daniels, Caitlin Dietiker, Zoe Fields, Dawanda Green, Darius Harris, Austin Holder, DeShawn Johnson, Jalynn Johnson, Kelvontra Lambert, Mary Long, Carrington Mills, Bradley Murphy, Johnny Payne, Deasya Pearson, Haylie Reed, Lexi Ruehling, Anthony Strack, Brina Williams, Demeika Williams, Miara Williams.. ...
Jackson police/fire report 3/17/10 (03/17/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following information. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 3/17/10 (03/17/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Fire report 3/17/10 (03/17/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 3/17/10 (03/17/10)
St. Mary's Cathedral will get a new interior look this summer; thanks to the generosity of the late Rose Brugger, the church will be redecorated by stripping pews down to their natural finish and painting and restoration work in the balcony and downstairs...
Pork projects (03/17/10)
Federal budget earmarks -- those well-hidden local pork projects -- generate as much negative public reaction as just about any antic undertaken by our lawmakers. When the public hears horror stories about million-dollar fruit-fly projects or equally expensive swine-odor projects, there is virtually universal opposition...
Delivering mail (03/17/10)
As the nation's reliance on electronic communications expands, the U.S. Postal Service's revenue is plummeting. One result: a proposal to drop Saturday mail deliveries to offset a projected deficit this year of $7 billion and the potential for losses of $238 billion over the next decade...
Recognition for our veterans (03/17/10)
I was in the Army during the early part of the Vietnam War. The news media seemed to be more interested in the other side than in our troops. To this day there is an image of the Vietnam veteran as rebellious and negative, even though more of them have accomplished more since the war than any other group of veterans. ...
Speak Out 3/17/10 (03/17/10)
IN response to the story "Nixon visits Trail of Tears to talk about jobs for young people": This is the same administration that cut 100 full-time state park slots that could have been kept with these funds as the economy improves. FROM noted pessimistic historian Niall Ferguson through cynical Speak Out callers, there has been a long-running theme that the international economy is going to collapse. ...
Prayer 3/17/10 (03/17/10)
For Patrick and all your saints who set good examples, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Seventh Grade Olympics Held at PCMS (03/17/10)
The 2010 Winter Olympics was the inspiration for a seventh grade project recently completed at Perry County Middle School. The project called, "Seventh Grade Olympics," brought the games to life for the students and extended their research beyond Vancouver...
Dog's Can't Vote....You Can (03/17/10)
Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation will be participating in the 2010 SEMO Home Builders Association, Home Show, at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, March 19, 20 and 21. This year's booth will include a special showing of a portion of the 2010 art exhibit "Dogs Can't Vote....You Can". ...
Mizzou Fan (03/17/10)
Colter Leimer is a BIG Mizzou Fan. Colter can't wait to watch March Madness with his Daddy! GO MIZZOU!
Vince Friese at the Daytona Supercross (03/17/10)
Cape Girardeau native, Vince Friese riding during timed practice in Daytona, Florida at the Daytona Supercross Saturday March 6th, 2010. Friese placed 11th
Vince Friese at the Daytona Supercross (03/17/10)
Cape Girardeau native, Vince Friese racing during the Main Event in Daytona, Florida at the Daytona Supercross Saturday March 6th, 2010. Friese placed 11th
PES Earns $900 Participating in McTeacher Night (03/17/10)
The Perryville Elementary School recently participated in the McTeacher Night at the local McDonalds, earning $900.00 for the elementary school. Linda Cook's third grade class had the highest percentage of participants attending the event (78%). For their efforts the class received a hamburger party where each child received a hamburger, fries and orange drink...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (03/17/10)
Eli is a 1 year old medium-size Retriever mix. He is very intelligent and would love a home interested in training. Eli is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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