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Stories from Monday, March 22, 2010

State bowling tournament taking place in Cape, Jackson (03/22/10)
More than 2,500 women will enter the city limits of Cape Girardeau and Jackson over the next eight weekends for a bowling tournament that dates back to the 1940s. Despite its long history, the Missouri State Women's Championship Bowling Tournament is being held in Cape Girardeau County for the first time...
Jackson officials plan to apply for recreational trail grant (03/22/10)
The City of Jackson plans to apply for a grant that would provide most of the funding for the construction of a recreational trail that would connect a city park with a major thoroughfare. At a cost of about $170,000, the first phase of the proposed Hubble Creek Recreational Trail would begin at West Mary Street in City Park and end at West Jackson Boulevard. ...
Poplar Bluff brothers 'code' simultaneously in hospital ER (03/22/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Life is stranger than fiction, agree one Poplar Bluff family and the staff at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. The Lacy family and staff at the medical center will remember March 3 for a long time as the day brothers Crocket and Ronnie Lacy went into cardiac arrest at the same time in the emergency room. For Crocket, it was the second time that day he had coded. For Ronnie, it was his first, but not his last...
Perry County to vote on renewing road improvement, maintenance sales tax (03/22/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- On April 6, officials in Perry County hope its residents will vote in favor of extending a sales tax that since 2004 has helped to pave 75 miles of their 480 miles of county road. A "yes" vote wouldn't increase the tax that puts every three-eighths of one cent spent in Perry County toward road improvements and maintenance, but instead reinstate it for another six years...
Congress clears historic health care bill (03/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage...
Route D closing for pipe replacement (03/22/10)
Route D in Cape Girardeau County will be closed while MoDOT crews replace pipe under the roadway. The first section will be closed today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Country Lane and Corner Stone Lane. A second section will be closed Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Primrose Lane to Glen Lewis Drive. The work will be markes with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area...
Benton prepares to celebrate its sesquicentennial (03/22/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- As the kickoff celebration for Benton's sesquicentennial approaches, organizers are putting the final touches on plans and reaching out to community members to get involved. "This event will have a variety of historic and community-focused activities that will be interesting and fun," coordinator Christy LeGrand said. "We encourage everyone to come out for this special celebration of Benton's Founders' Day."...
Missouri Baptist students, parents protest cuts (03/22/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Students, faculty and parents at Missouri Baptist University in suburban St. Louis are rallying against Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to eliminate state scholarships at private schools. A protest is scheduled for Monday morning. School officials say a letter-writing and cell phone-calling effort will begin to try and convince Nixon to rethink his proposal...
KC districts unveils plans for improving academics (03/22/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The superintendent of the struggling Kansas City school district has released a five-year turnaround plan. School chief John Covington wants a longer school year, a longer school day and better teaching. The Kansas City Star reported he also wants to improve parental involvement, lure back students who have left school and eliminate unnecessary spending...
New Kansas City exhibit explores eugenics movement (03/22/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Teenagers will be descending upon a new exhibition that opened recently in Kansas City. But viewer discretion is advised. The sensitive material in "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" at the National Archives in Kansas City has prompted presenters to recommend that only those who are high school age or older visit the exhibit...
Flooding fears recede as Red River crests in Fargo (03/22/10)
FARGO, N.D. -- The crest of the Red River was met Sunday with more shrugs than white knuckles, as flood fears receded and Fargo residents walked their dogs and went to church instead of sandbagging and fleeing to higher ground. City officials said they were relieved the bloated river running along the border of North Dakota and Minnesota didn't cause major damage leading up to its crest...
Snowmobiles, ATVs, lobster boats used for census (03/22/10)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Census workers are using snowmobiles, airplanes, all-terrain vehicles -- even lobster boats -- to visit the most far-flung, hidden-away dwellings when counting the nation's populace. Hand-delivering 2010 census questionnaires in the bush of Alaska, Maine's North Woods and other isolated regions isn't as simple as strolling up a front walk to a suburban home. ...
Iceland fears 2nd, even larger volcanic eruption (03/22/10)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- A volcano in southern Iceland has erupted for the first time in almost 200 years, raising concerns that it could trigger a larger and potentially more dangerous eruption at a volatile volcano nearby...
Recount calls add to Iraq's political tension (03/22/10)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's president Sunday demanded a recount in this month's parliamentary elections, intensifying the political conflict over the not-yet-completed tally and increasing the chances that the vote will be a long process. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition is narrowly trailing vote to one led by former prime minister Ayad Allawi, with 95 percent of the vote counted. ...
Blues yield two late goals in 3-2 loss (03/22/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues absorbed another home-ice beatdown. This time it was the Nashville Predators delivering the heartache. Dustin Boyd scored his second goal of the game 48 seconds after teammate Patric Hornqvist tied it late in the third period, helping Nashville rally for a 3-2 victory Sunday night. The Predators have won six and a row, all with Pekka Rinne in goal, and are fifth in the Western Conference with 89 points...
Cardinals and Braves get rained out in Kissimmee (03/22/10)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jair Jurrjens hasn't had much luck with the weather this spring, but the Atlanta Braves right-hander is still on track to make his first regular-season start April 7 against the Chicago Cubs. Jurrjens fell victim to the rain again Sunday, which washed out Atlanta's scheduled game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He'll get his work in during a minor league game today as he continues in catch-up mode after reporting to spring training with a sore shoulder...
Southeast baseball shows promise despite adversity (03/22/10)
It's been a crazy season so far for the Southeast Missouri State baseball team, with four key position players being lost to injury after the Redhawks had already graduated many of their top hitters and ace pitcher from 2009. But the Redhawks, despite all the adversity they've faced, have shown plenty of promise as they near the start of their Ohio Valley Conference schedule...
Talking Shop with Jack Rickard, electric car conversion entrepreneur (03/22/10)
Cape Girardeau entrepreneur Jack Rickard is working to educate the world about electric car conversions through his website, www.evtv.me, a YouTube video series and online blog. He says someday we'll all be driving electric cars. Q: How did you get interested in electric cars?...
Storefront on Kingshighway getting a makeover (03/22/10)
A Cape Girardeau shopping center is getting a facelift. The building at 1733 N. Kingshighway is being extensively remodeled, according to Ralph Hendrickson of ERA Cape Realty. Its front and part of the sides are being replaced with a new dryvit, a stuccolike exterior. ...
People on the move 3/22/10 (03/22/10)
Bill Brockmire, a registered Investment Advisor representative with Lexington Financial, recently returned from Phoenix where he attended the IRA specialist training sponsored by the Annexus Group. The training included IRA tax code changes, IRAs, multigenerational IRAs and Roth IRAs. Brockmire has been with Lexington Financial for three years; before that, he was associated with Prudential Financial for 15 years...
Michael Seabaugh (03/22/10)
Michael Paul "Grizz" Seabaugh, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home Mount Auburn Chapel.
Florence Poe (03/22/10)
Florence Emma Poe, 112, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Cody Boggs (03/22/10)
ORAN, Mo. — Cody R. Boggs, 16, of Oran died Sunday, March 21, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Janice Proffer (03/22/10)
Janice Proffer, 77, of Glenallen, Mo., died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Proffer Cemetery near Crump, Mo...
Sarah Murray (03/22/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sarah E. Murray, 82, of Perryville died Saturday, March 20, 2010. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Chapel in Perryville. Burial will be in Whitewater Christian Cemetery in Perry County...
Gloria Hoehn (03/22/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gloria J. Hoehn, 66, of Perryville died March 19, 2010 at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Cebulak officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Wilma Stephan (03/22/10)
Wilma Hermina Stephan, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 21, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Mike and Frieda Koelzer LeGrand. She married Leo J. Stock on Jan. 14, 1943, in Kelso, Mo. He preceded her in death May 6, 1971...
Vernita Gettings (03/22/10)
Vernita B. Gettings, 88, of Chaffee, Mo., died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 7, 1921, in New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of William and Bertha K. Kern. She and Jesse H. Gettings were married Oct. 10, 1940. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1989...
Dolly Foster (03/22/10)
Dolly Foster, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 1, 1918, in Ellington, Mo., to Grover C. and Eunice B Mooney Callahan. She and Samuel F. Foster were married May 22, 1943, at Temple, Texas. He preceded her on March 5, 2004...
Juanita Warren (03/22/10)
Juanita (Walden) Warren, 97, of Olive Branch, Ill., died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 22, 1912, in Alexander County, Ill., daughter of the late Tony and Ellen Walden. She was of the Baptist faith, a housewife and a homemaker...
Jackson police and fire report 3/22/10 (03/22/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/22/10 (03/22/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Out of the past 3/22/10 (03/22/10)
The Golden Eagles Marching Band at Southeast Missouri State University is getting new "plumage"; the regents have authorized $60,573.16 for the purchase of new band uniforms. Site preparation is nearing completion and construction will begin soon on two major west side projects, the Cape Girardeau Hampton Inn and a Perkins Restaurant; both will occupy an area to the north and west of the Holiday Inn near the intersection of Interstate 55 and Route K...
Quality: Recession's antidote (03/22/10)
The soaring national budget deficit hovering around 10 percent of the GDP, reduced consumer demand, unemployment at 9.7 percent and the jittery world economy are making everyone cost conscious, and the search is on for a panacea that would reduce costs but not lead to more layoffs...
Strong economy (03/22/10)
While economic signals are still mixed around the nation, there is one indicator that shows the economy in the Cape Girardeau area is holding its own. Sales tax revenue for the city is down less than 1 percent so far in 2010 compared to last year. This indicates sales are steady for area merchants...
Speak Out 3/22/10 (03/22/10)
THERE has been much news about recent budget cuts, and it disturbs me. I understand that states are having budget problems and that cuts are needed. What disturbs me is that one of the first things being cut is funding for education. There are much less important things the states could be cutting: pay to state employees, selling unused state property, pet projects that can easily wait, other less important activities. ...
Prayer 3/22/10 (03/22/10)
Bring us a tumult of tulip-tree blossoms, O God, and a flourish of forsythia too. Amen.
McDonald's Donates to Orchard Drive (03/22/10)
Orchard Drive Elementary School in Jackson received $4993 from Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase new technology for its classrooms. The money will be used for new laptop computers, a digital carema, and other equipment that will help students in everyday learning activities and help them increase their level of skills. ...
McDonald's Donates to St. Paul (03/22/10)
St. Paul Lutheran School of Jackson has received $4389 from Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase new technology for its classrooms. The Learner Response Systems will help to keep the students actively involved in the classroom lessons and give teachers continuous feedback on students' learning progress. ...
Minutes of Presbyterian Women of Jackson meeting (03/22/10)
MINUTES OF THE MARCH 19, 2010 MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN The second 2010 Quarterly Meeting of the Women of Jackson's First Presbyterian Church was called to order by Moderator, Anne Smith. Her opening prayer was read from the Horizon magazine. Jonell McNeely accompanied as we sang "Angel Voices". The Presbyterian Purpose was read in unison...
Sowers Takes Second Campaign Position, Pro Pelosicare, Opposes Free Speech (03/22/10)
As his candidacy plummeted further off the radar screen see here: http://www.rollcall.com/... and here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/... Tommy Sowers surprised Missouri voters by taking a new stance on an issue -- his second since the beginning of his campaign six months ago. ...
Sowers demands Jo Ann Emerson apologize for encouraging hateful protest (03/22/10)
As the House was voting on an unrelated bill, Republican Reps. Tom Latham of Iowa, Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri, Brett Guthrie of Kentucky and Greg Harper of Mississippi stood on south balcony off the House floor - an area known informally as "the beach" -- holding pieces of paper that read "kill the bill" to a group of cheering protestors. Some Republican lawmakers waved a "Don't Tread on Me" flag from the balcony, causing the crowd to go wild...
Moving on Up: CG993 Replaces Channel 5 (03/22/10)
For many years, Cape Girardeau and Jackson residents have viewed and submitted programming from their community and local government through public access channel 5. Submissions have included local videos and simple text event notices for the "Cape Update" slideshow...
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