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Mississippi River falling in Missouri towns (04/02/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A dry week has been good news for river watchers in Missouri. The Mississippi River has crested and is on the decline from Hannibal to the north to Cape Girardeau to the south. Hannibal officials removed the flood gates Thursday after the river dipped below 18 feet - still two feet above technical flood stage. The crest was 20.7 feet on March 15...
Scott County resident requests better signage (04/02/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott County resident is asking for more signs to bring a road closure to motorists attention. "There is no real warning," said Richard Riley, in regards to a road off County Road 505, near Kelly Schools, while speaking with county commissioners at Thursday's meeting. "Someone needs to block it off."...
United Way honors community contributions with celebration event (04/02/10)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2009 fundraising campaign contributions leave the organization slightly short of its $1.2 million goal.
Jackson schedules E-cycle Day (04/02/10)
The City of Jackson has scheduled its annual E-cycle Day for April 24. Residents can bring old and obsolete electronic equipment, appliances and other items with recoverable metal to the Recycling Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at no charge. However, residents will be charged a small fee for dropping off televisions and computer monitors at the center, 509 Eastview Court...
East County fire protection board to expand with Tuesday's vote (04/02/10)
After Tuesday's election, two new members will be inducted onto the East County Fire Protection District board of directors, ending its years as a three-member panel. The newest board members will increase the panel's total to five, which the board president and the department's fire chief say will allow the protection district to serve the community better...
Millersville Fire Protection District hopes to annex gap in fire protection (04/02/10)
Ten property owners just south of Jackson could in 2011 find themselves without coverage of a fire protection district. But to prevent that from happening, the Millersville Fire Protection District is hoping to annex the land that lies south of County Road 328, east of County Road 335, north of County Road 330 and west of Seabaugh Road...
Next Cape school board to face rocky period (04/02/10)
A banker, former superintendent, board member and university department chair are vying for two spots on the Cape Girardeau School Board as the district, like many across the state, is facing a rocky financial period. The composition of the board and many others in the area will change with the outcome of Tuesday's election. ...
Man suspected of church, business burglaries waives preliminary hearing (04/02/10)
A 19-year-old Jackson man accused of burglarizing several Cape Girardeau and Jackson businesses waived his preliminary hearing for all charges Thursday before Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp.
Marble Hill celebrates anniversary of merger (04/02/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Once neighbors, Marble Hill and Lutesville have been combined for 25 years now. In April 1985, voters of Marble Hill and Lutesville chose to merge the towns. In Marble Hill the vote was 128 yes; 125 no. Lutesville's voters were more inclined to approve it, with a vote of 200 yes and 43 no votes. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the merger...
Bootheel teacher chosen as President of Missouri's Art Education Association (04/02/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Caruthersville High School and Southeast Missouri State University art instructor Vicki Bean was recently sworn in as President of the Missouri Art Education Association at an annual convention in Kansas City. With approximately 1000 educator members representing every level from early childhood to post graduate, museum and retired, the association is the nation's 4th largest state art educator organization...
TRCC gets job training grant (04/02/10)
When Gov. Jay Nixon asked what it would take to get the most unemployed people back into the workforce during his first visit to Three Rivers Community College in October, president Dr. Devin Stephenson simply replied, "Capacity." Among other Missouri community colleges recently approved under the governor's Training for Tomorrow initiative, Three Rivers will receive about $750,000 to be used to help establish an environment for students to acquire hands-on experience in high-demand fields...
Churches mark Good Friday with downtown cross walk (04/02/10)
The Downtown Council of Churches will celebrate Good Friday with its 10th annual Way of the Cross march through Cape Girardeau.
Special recognition is given to retiring MSHP lieutenant (04/02/10)
Sikeston Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- A special award was given at Thursday night's awards banquet. Lt. James E. McNiell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was honored for his 33 years of service -- 19 in Troop E -- by Capt. George Ridens. McNiell plans to retire in May...
Panel examines charter government for Cape Girardeau County (04/02/10)
One argument in favor of a charter government for Cape Girardeau County is that appointed department heads are easier to remove from office than elected officials, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce president John Mehner said Thursday.
Python camps out under Scott County home (04/02/10)
DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- As of Tuesday evening, Leother Branch, Scott County conservation agent, was trying to find and remove a large python reportedly under a Diehlstadt home, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Branch said dangerous animals and reptiles are supposed to be registered with the county. He said the snake is not a pet of the people who live in the home.
Cape Girardeau man charged in attempted shooting in Hayti (04/02/10)
HAYTI, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man has been charged following an attempted shooting in Hayti, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. Jeffrey M. Bogan, 25, was charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree assault, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of armed criminal action.
Traffic reduced to one lane on Interstate 57 (04/02/10)
Work began on Interstate 57 near mile marker 1 on Thursday and will continue as highway contractors repair and resurface the road in Mississippi and Scott counties. The work will take place between Route CC and Interstate 55 at Sikeston, Mo. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the day and at night...
Highway 34 reduced for pavement repairs (04/02/10)
Highway 34 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs today and Monday. This section of road is between Highway 51 and Route B. Work will be performed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Police seek driver who hit woman on scooter (04/02/10)
Cape Girardeau police officers are looking for a silver sedan said to have hit an 18-year-old woman driving a scooter around 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Good Hope and Spanish streets. An ambulance was called to the scene, where the victim was treated for minor cuts to her right arm and put in a neck brace before being transported to a nearby hospital. ...
Storyteller profile: Priscilla Howe (04/02/10)
Priscilla Howe is one of six featured performers at the third annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival April 9 through 11. "All my stories start with a seed of truth," Howe said. With more than 15 years of experience telling stories, Howe's tales vary from funny to scary and serious to goofy. When performing for children, Howe uses hand puppets to bring her stories to life...
Community college campus president resigns (04/02/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The president of St. Louis Community College's Meramec campus has resigned, a week after he drew complaints for not renewing the contract of a popular vice president. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Paul Pai's letter of resignation on Thursday stated that he wanted to "pursue another direction."...
Survey suggests growth ahead for Midwest economy (04/02/10)
OMAHA, Neb. -- The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states appears ready to grow and more than one-quarter of the companies in the region plan to add jobs in the next six months, according to a monthly survey of business leaders and supply managers released Thursday...
Mo. Senate panel backs cut for childhood program (04/02/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate budget writers want to cut funding by more than half for an early childhood development program that began in Missouri a generation ago and has since spread nationwide. The national president of the Parents as Teachers initiative said Thursday that the "shortsighted" cut could eliminate help for tens of thousands of families with young children...
Jobs, manufacturing reports boost stocks (04/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Stronger reports on jobs and manufacturing boosted stocks Thursday ahead of the government's employment report for March. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70 points to a 2010 high on the final day of a shortened week. The stock market will be closed today and the bond market will close early for Good Friday...
Kansas abortion doc's murderer gets life in prison (04/02/10)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Defiant to the end, an anti-abortion activist who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions was sentenced Thursday to life in prison and won't be eligible for parole for 50 years -- the maximum allowed by law...
Health dangers lurk in New England floodwaters (04/02/10)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The sun is out. The water is falling. Traffic is starting to flow again. While things appear to be looking up in Rhode Island, the state hit hardest this week by three days of rain and record flooding, health and environmental officials warn there's still danger below the surface...
Cardinals defend pope on church sex abuse scandal (04/02/10)
VATICAN CITY -- Cardinals across Europe used their Holy Thursday sermons to defend Pope Benedict XVI from accusations he played a role in covering up sex abuse scandals, and an increasingly angry Vatican sought to deflect any criticism in the Western media...
Israelis gather for Passover at disputed West Bank holy site (04/02/10)
HEBRON, West Bank -- Ultranationalist Israelis flocked to a disputed, volatile holy site in the divided West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday, laying their claim while also denouncing the policies of President Barack Obama toward Israel. Some 10,000 Israelis, heavily guarded by the Israeli military, put on a carnival-like gathering at the Cave of the Patriarchs, revered by both faiths, with cotton candy and pony rides. ...
Rams win at new Jackson stadium (04/02/10)
All the area high school results reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks host track meet this weekend met (04/02/10)
Southeast Missouri State track and field coach Eric Crumpecker again expects plenty of stellar competition for his program's annual outdoor meet. The 29th annual Joey Haines Invitational will take place today and Saturday at the Abe Stuber Complex. There will be only one event today, the hammer throw at 3:30 p.m. The bulk of the meet will be Saturday, with field events starting at 10 a.m., followed by running events at 11:30 a.m...
Southeast totes hot lumber into series (04/02/10)
It's not hard to see why the Southeast Missouri State baseball team has the best overall record in the Ohio Valley Conference so far this season. Statistics tell the story. The Redhawks lead the league in batting average (.351), earned-run average (5.48) and fielding percentage (.961)...
Blues' playoff hopes take hit (04/02/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators want everything clicking when they hit the playoffs. Ending a scoring drought on their own ice is a good -- and big -- start. Steve Sullivan scored the go-ahead goal at 6:05 of the third period, and the Predators beat the St. ...
Robertson goes seven innings in first Marlins start (04/02/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Newly acquired Nate Robertson allowed one earned run on two hits in seven innings and even drove in a run in the Florida Marlins' 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. "I got here yesterday with a full car, my family is back in Detroit and I'm pitching seven innings in the final game of the Grapefruit League," Robertson said. ...
Cardinals trade infielder Lugo to Orioles (04/02/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Infielder Julio Lugo was traded Thursday from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named or cash. The 34-year-old became expendable after the Cardinals signed Felipe Lopez in late February. Lugo was acquired from Boston last July 22 in the trade that sent Chris Duncan -- son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan -- to the Red Sox...
Tweeting the news (04/02/10)
Journalism is not a dying industry. It is a changing industry, for sure, but it is not dying. I don't know how many times I've said that to friends, family or new acquaintances in the past few months. They ask if I'm looking for a new job yet, and I laugh sarcastically, but sweetly and tell them, "No. I'm looking at how my job is going to change."...
Hello. I see you. (04/02/10)
Whenever I think there is nothing new to amaze me, something comes along that knocks my socks off. Let's start with what I've experienced in my lifetime. The farmhouse where I grew up on Killough Valley in the Ozarks over yonder didn't have a phone until a couple of years after I left for college...
Gallery's 'Sculpture on the Green' exhibit brings art outdoors (04/02/10)
Spring has arrived in Southeast Missouri, and with it comes the use of natural surroundings as a canvas for artistic development. The Edward Bernard Gallery is holding its third annual "Sculpture on the Green" exhibit, which showcases work from area sculptors on the lawn next to the gallery...
First Friday receptions 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
Galleries open for First Friday
ARTifacts 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
'60s icon Twiggy sells latest fashion line on HSN (04/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Back in the Mod '60s, when Twiggy conquered London and fashion changed forever, the waif of a teen with huge eyes, a boyish bob and long legs craved the glamour and curves of a different icon. "Whether you're thin, fat, small, dark, blond, redhead, you want to be something else," said the world's first boldface supermodel. "I wanted a fairy godmother to make me look like Marilyn Monroe. I had no boobs, no hips, and I wanted it desperately."...
Local photo sale, exhibit benefits Summit for Someone (04/02/10)
For Kyle Gerecke and Jordan Duncan, the reasons to climb a mountain go far beyond "because it's there." As part of Summit for Someone, Gerecke and Duncan will be taking on the climbs of Mount Orizaba and Ixtacihuatl, also known as Mount Ixta, which are Mexico's highest peaks at 18,410 feet and 17,158 feet respectively...
Sarah Palin's Alaska series to air on TLC (04/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin's travelogue series about Alaska has landed at the TLC network, and filming is set to begin this summer. Network owner Discovery Communications announced it had acquired rights to the eight-part series, produced by "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett...
Inell Vogel (04/02/10)
Inell Mason Vogel, 89, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Jayton, Texas, daughter of William R. and Ellesa L. Tankersley Mason. In 1927 her family moved to Rule, Texas. She graduated from Rule High School in 1938 and attended McMurry College In Abilene, Texas, in 1938-1939. ...
Kathryn Westbrook (04/02/10)
Kathryn Pauline Lankford Westbrook, 66, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Russellville, Ark., died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Humphrey Chapel in Russellville. Keith Sharp, Jeff Archer and A.W. Goff will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville...
D.B. Harris (04/02/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- D.B. Harris, 89, of Oran died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Crystal Oaks Nursing Center in Crystal City, Mo. He was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Okolona, Ark., son of R.L. and Ruth Hughes Harris. He and Frances E. Anderson were married May 6, 1949...
Eugene Bushard (04/02/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Eugene V. Bushard, 98, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Chaffee, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010. He was born Feb. 26, 1912. Bushard was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and barbered at the Minneapolis Athletic Club from which he retired in 1977...
Mildred Allen (04/02/10)
Mildred Irene Allen, 86, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Jackson, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at her home. She was born April 10, 1923, in Elvins, Mo., daughter of James Elmer Thomas and Rosa Ellen Nelson Stokely. She was first married to Robert Lee Smith April 18, 1943. He died Nov. 17, 1959. She later married Elmer Allen on Oct. 29, 1985. He died May 17, 1975...
Jackson police/fire report 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Fire report 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
A preliminary hearing to gather ideas on the location of a bridge to replace the aging Mississippi River span here has been scheduled for May 14 at the Arena Building; the hearing is an initial step that could lead toward plans to build a new four-lane bridge here as soon as eight years from now...
Correction 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
* Due to a source error, the address for Thomas L. White in Wednesday's Cape Girardeau police report was incorrect. A correct address was not available Thursday.
A state at risk (04/02/10)
Many people may recall that President Reagan promoted public-school reform by saying that we had a "nation at risk" because the U.S. was falling behind other countries in the field of education. His education initiatives and others such as the No Child Left Behind law that was authored by President George W. Bush with the help of Ted Kennedy have had little effect on our global education standing, and the National Center for Education Statistics reveals many grim facts...
Economy solution? Compromise (04/02/10)
It is easy to say we need to stop printing, borrowing and spending money. It is time we realize we are virtually living off our friends: China, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and too many others. At least 50 percent to 75 percent of our taxes, printed money and other income go to them...
Missouri's heroes (04/02/10)
What started as an effort to honor fallen soldiers in Southeast Missouri with signs along interstate highways has evolved into a much bigger challenge: raising enough money to put up signs for all of the more than 100 soldiers who have died in Afghanistan or Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001...
Your cost if Prop 1 passes (04/02/10)
A lot of time, effort and money has been devoted to promoting the passage of a $40 million bond issue, called Proposition 1, for the Cape Girardeau School District. Proponents have explained in great detail where the money will be spent and the resulting improvements. The presentations are slanted toward getting the bond issue passed...
Speak Out 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
WHEN are the health care lemmings going to wake up? Obamacare will prove to be one of the biggest mistakes ever made. The so-called reforms will destroy the American health insurance industry, bankrupt us and ruin our country. Taxes and premiums will go up, and care will go down. ...
Prayer 4/2/10 (04/02/10)
For the whole world, our Savior suffered death to save us all, and we are thankful. Amen.
We Care for YOUth Conference (04/02/10)
On May 21 and 22, a conference for childcare providers, foster parents, parents, and anyone else who works with children will be held at Dempster Hall on the university campus. The conference will be held from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, then start up again Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:45 p.m...
2nd Annual Children's Fair (04/02/10)
The 2nd Annual Children's Fair will take place Saturday, Apr 3 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Lynwood Baptist Church parking lot. Cape Girardeau, MO BACA - Bikers Against Child Abuse with the sponsorship of the Missouri Army National Guard have come together again to host this free fair for all children. ...
Founding Fathers Preservation League Meets Again (04/02/10)
Local Cape Girardeau County citizens concerned about the future of our nation will meet in Cape Girardeau Saturday. This group is comprised of volunteers who put together last year's Tea Party events in April and July, as well as those otherwise interested in preserving freedom...
"Layton, I Told You,To Listen To Me" (04/02/10)
Layton Got a New Jack Russell Terrier For Easter. I Don't Know Who Likes Who The Most.
Our Easter Pekingese (04/02/10)
Our dog Elway with bunny ears on.
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