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Stories from Sunday, April 4, 2010

Schools preparing to cope with state cuts (04/04/10)
As school districts plan their budgets and send out teacher contracts, they are faced with many unknown factors regarding state funds. Districts are planning for smaller June payments from the state and changes in the funding structure for the upcoming fiscal year, both of which have been described by administrators as moving targets...
Cape Girardeau City Council to have biggest change in eight years (04/04/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will get at least three -- and possibly four -- new members Tuesday. It will be the biggest change in eight years as term limits push Marcia Ritter, Charlie Herbst and Jay Knudtson out of office. Ritter's replacement is already settled. Kathy Swan, owner of JCS Wireless, was the only candidate to file in Ward 6. Knudtson's replacement as mayor will either be retired businessman Harry Rediger or former councilman Matt Hopkins...
Group advocating no federal taxes holds second meeting at Cape library (04/04/10)
A local group of citizen activists wants to make elected officials more accountable to strict constitutional principals and the voting public they represent. About 30 people gathered Saturday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library for the second meeting of The Preamble Patriot...
Cape Girardeau County clerk expects brisk turnout for Tuesday's election (04/04/10)
Cape Girardeau voters are expected to turn out in strong numbers Tuesday when they select a new mayor and decide the fate of a $40 million school bond issue. As of Friday, 144 voters had cast absentee ballots in Cape Girardeau County, said County Clerk Kara Clark-Summers. "That is high for an April election," she said...
Church sets out 10,000 eggs for Easter hunt with Christian meaning (04/04/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Children gathered at Harmony Church in Marble Hill to collect more than 10,000 Easter eggs Saturday morning. But according to the Rev. Bill Ross, the number of eggs is a peripheral detail when compared to the reason for the egg hunt itself, which he said was held to remind children of Easter's Christian origin...
Alzheimer's task force holds forum Monday in Cape Girardeau (04/04/10)
He doesn't want to forget, but he knows he will. Dale McKenzie and his wife, Maxie, of Chaffee, Mo., have spent the past year coming to grips with a difficult diagnosis: Alzheimer's disease. "They become dependent on you, like a kid in some ways," Maxie McKenzie said. "If they could help it they sure would, but they just can't."...
GOP commissioner candidates talk about job creation (04/04/10)
Job retention and creation was a recurring theme at a meeting Friday featuring all six Republican candidates running for Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner. Hosted by the Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club, the event at Dexter Bar-B-Que allowed each candidate to talk about his personal life and vision for the county. It was the first time the candidates officially gathered in one room since Tuesday's deadline to file for the office...
Storyteller profile: Kevin Kling (04/04/10)
Best known for his commentaries on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Kevin Kling is one of six featured performers at the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival April 9 through 11. Kling's autobiographical tales are often based on his own life, including hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. ...
Bikers' annual children's fair helps fight abuse (04/04/10)
Bikers Against Child Abuse member Silver Fox takes Tye Kirby, 3, for a ride on his Yamaha Road Star during Saturday's second annual Children's Fair put on by BACA at Lynwood Baptist Church. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Army National Guard.
Weldon Macke receives Senior Service Award (04/04/10)
Former county auditor Weldon Macke will receive a Senior Service Award from Lt. Governor Peter Kinder for his extensive community service. Kinder will be joined by State Rep. Billy Pat Wright during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday at Gordonville Grill, 829 Route Z. The award recognizes senior citizens who volunteer their time and labor to give back to their communities, Kinder said...
I-55 in Perry County set for concrete repair (04/04/10)
Southeast Missourian Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a 16-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform concrete repairs. This section of road is from the Cape Girardeau County line to the Ste. Genevieve County line...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (04/04/10)
7:30 p.m. Monday Jackson City Hall 101 Court St. Action items...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 4/5/10 (04/04/10)
7 p.m. Monday Cape Girardeau City Hall 401 Independence St. Action items Public hearing New ordinances Resolutions Appointments Other...
Anti-government organization sends letters to Missouri governor, others, demanding they leave office (04/04/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has received a letter from an anti-government group about which federal officials have alerted police across the country. Governors of other states have received similar letters from the Guardians of the Free Republics demanding that state chief executives leave office within three days or be removed. Federal investigators do not see threats of violence in the letters but are concerned they could prompt others to respond violently...
Apple fans eagerly buy first iPads (04/04/10)
SEATTLE -- Now that the iPad is in the hands of early adopters, the hard work for Apple Inc. begins. Eager customers intent on being among the first owners of this new class of gadgetry stood in long lines at stores across the country Saturday. They seemed willing to buy first and discover uses for the iPad later...
Census provides short but welcome job boost (04/04/10)
WASHINGTON -- As census workers gear up to count us, they are counting themselves lucky to be employed. This once-a-decade temporary work force is giving a timely boost to the job market. Census workers accounted for nearly a third of the jobs added in March, when hiring occurred at the fastest pace in three years...
Anglican leader: Irish church lost all credibility (04/04/10)
LONDON -- The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost all credibility because of its mishandling of abuse by priests, the leader of the Anglican church said in remarks released Saturday. A leading Catholic archbishop said he was "discouraged" by the comments...
High school roundup: Jackson girls grab second at Holt Invite (04/04/10)
All the scores from the weekend that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Break out the brooms: Southeast sweeps baseball series (04/04/10)
There is no slowing down the Southeast Missouri State baseball team right now. The Redhawks remained red hot Saturday, completing a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series sweep of visiting Eastern Kentucky with an 8-7 victory. That came after Southeast captured Friday's doubleheader 17-9 and 7-4...
Southeast men grab third at own track invite (04/04/10)
Southeast Missouri State did not win any team titles but turned in plenty of strong performances at the Joey Haines Invitational. Southeast's 29th annual outdoor track and field meet at the Abe Stuber Complex featured 11 women's teams and nine men's squads...
Central grad delivers game-winning slam in Southeast baseball win (04/04/10)
Southeast Missouri State junior center fielder Blake Slattery is having a big season, but one thing had been missing from his resume. Slattery was 0 for 6 with the bases loaded entering Friday's Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky...
Southeast roundup: Redhawks drop softball series finale (04/04/10)
All the Southeast Missouri State scores from the weekend.
Coach McGwire shies away from spotlight (04/04/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Shrouded in shadows, obscured by fencing, the batting cages at the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training complex were made for working, not watching. Perhaps it was the perfect spot for Mark McGwire to launch his comeback tour. He quietly could settle in as the Cardinals' new hitting instructor, away from the gawkers who want to see if his body shrunk without steroids...
Twins beat up Cards in final spring game (04/04/10)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer helped keep going the early home run derby at Target Field. Mauer and Michael Cuddyer went deep for the Twins in an 8-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday that wrapped up spring training for both teams. It's too early to tell how Minnesota's new ballpark will treat hitters and pitchers, but the warmup weekend drew plenty of raving reviews -- from customers, players and people in between -- ahead of the official opening April 12...
Colaiacovo lifts Blues to 2-1 win over Stars (04/04/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlo Colaiacovo's 26th NHL goal, scored midway through the third period, was the difference in the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Colaiacovo's goal, scored 8:14 into the third during a scramble in the crease, was his first in eight career games against the Stars and his first game-winner this season...
A calling and a home: The Rev. David Paul Johnson talks about his calling to be pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church (04/04/10)
The Rev. David Paul Johnson, senior administrative pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, says he was called to become the pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Johnson was born and raised in Omaha, Neb. Throughout his life he has served as pastor in three congregations -- one in Michigan, Nebraska and now in Jackson. ...
Pet of the week (04/04/10)
Pet name: Ms. Bailey Owner: Steve Cole Favorite activity: Doing the bunny hop. ...
FYI 4/4/10 (04/04/10)
The Lutheran Women's Missionary League of the Altenburg Zone will hold the 2010 Spring Rally on April 18 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with the rally beginning at 1. The theme for this year's rally will be "Now Go, I Will Help You," based on Exodus 4:12. ...
Adopt Morris (04/04/10)
Morris is a 2-year-old unaltered male yellow tabby. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Adopt Calisto (04/04/10)
Calisto is a 4-year-old tabby and white long-haired cat. She likes to be petted, but would not like a home with small children. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Alma Schrader PTA hosts Knowledge-A-Thon (04/04/10)
The members of the Alma Schrader PTA hosted their first Knowledge-A-Thon in March. Students were given a list of 100 age-appropriate questions and answers. The questions covered topics in the district curriculum, and were designed so they could be studied at home as well building that important home-school connection. ...
Ronald McDonald House Charities donates to St. Paul Lutheran School (04/04/10)
Ronald McDonald House Charities recently donated $4,389 to St. Paul Lutheran School of Jackson to purchase new technology for the school's 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. ...
Two Cape Girardeau Girl Scout volunteers honored (04/04/10)
Cape Girardeau volunteers Lori Powderly and Gail Timpe received awards at the first Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland meeting last month in Branson, Mo. Powderly, who has been a Girl Scout troop leader at two schools for the past five years, was recognized with the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin for her positive mentorship of girls and for her efforts to increase the visibility of Girl Scouting. ...
Resurrection is the cornerstone of faith (04/04/10)
He is risen. He is risen indeed. Easter Sunday is so much more than little girls in sundresses and little boys in suits just waiting for grass stains. Easter is more than a spiral ham for brunch, hiding and finding Easter eggs and biting the ears off a chocolate rabbit...
A day of hope: Churches hope to make connections with congregation on Easter Sunday (04/04/10)
Easter Sunday marks a time every year when the most people pass through the doors of Christian churches to observe the resurrection of their savior. The Rev. Mark Anderson of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau tries to use Easter, as well as Palm Sunday, as a time to reach out to those who only come to church once or twice a year by starting a special sermon series...
The itsy-bitsy spider hard at work (04/04/10)
A small spider's web covered in heavy dew gave me pause on an early morning. Drawn initially only to the dew-covered web, I took a few photos before noticing the small spider hard at work. It was not building a web. Instead it was collecting the dew from the web strands with its leg hairs and depositing the tiny droplets onto its back. ...
Choosing sides (04/04/10)
There are at least two sides to every story. Two sides at minimum. The History Channel recently ran a story about the Japanese surrender in 1945. Americans have always believed that it was what Harry Truman called "the rain of ruin from the air," the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that solely brought Japan to heel. ...
Betty Kinslow (04/04/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Betty Kinslow, 78, of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Sue Finley (04/04/10)
Sue Finley, 82, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at her home. She was born April 12, 1927, at Sebree, Ky., to the late Edgar and Viola Hunter Rideout. Sue lived in East Prairie most of her life and was retired from Stark Manufacturing in Charleston, Mo. She was of the Baptist faith...
Grace Hinkle (04/04/10)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Grace Umfleet Hinkle, 98, of Wentzville, Mo, formerly of Advance, Mo., passed away April 2, 2010, at St. John's Place in St. Johns, Mo. She was born Feb. 14, 1911, the daughter of Edward and Minnie Jones Umfleet. Grace and Ernest Hinkle were united in marriage on Jan. 4, 1933, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1987...
Helen Roberts (04/04/10)
Helen E. Roberts, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Piggott, Ark., to Henry C. and Cora Lee Perkins Nicolaides. She and Joe "Gene" Roberts were married Nov. 17, 1936, at Herrin, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1985...
Urhahn - McGill (04/04/10)
Casie Nicole Urhahn and Ryan Stephen McGill were married Sept. 20, 2008, at Francine's Gardens. The Rev. Ron Watts of La Croix United Methodist Church performed the ceremony. Shane Steck of Cape Girardeau, cousin of the bride, played keyboards. Parents of the bride are Richard Urhahn of Cape Girardeau and Brenda and Don Martens of Jackson. McGill is the son of Donna Laurentius of Cape Girardeau, and the late Greg McGill...
Carpenter - Mott (04/04/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kristen Nicole Carpenter and Jason Dennis Mott were married July 11, 2009, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk, Iowa. The Rev. Emmanuel Dass performed the ceremony. Organist was Aletta Hardin and vocalist was Nalani Proctor, both of Keokuk...
Ferris - Seabaugh (04/04/10)
Laura Dawn Ferris and Ryan William Seabaugh were married Oct. 3, 2009, at St. Norbert Parish in DePere, Wis. The Rev. Salvatore Cuccia performed the ceremony. Music was by Jennifer McAllister. Readers were Mike and Dan Ferris. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Jeanne Ferris of Green Bay, Wis. The groom is the son of Harold and Linda Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau...
Dirnberger - Dubois (04/04/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Paul M. and Frances Dirnberger Sr. of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Gail Dirnberger, to Adam DuBois, both of Ashland, Mo. He is the son of Cris and Serita DuBois of Fortuna, Mo. Dirnberger is a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is employed with the Office of State Court Administrator in Jefferson City, Mo...
Hager - Ashby (04/04/10)
Phil and Shelia Hager of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan LeAnn Hager, to Marc Ryan Ashby. He is the son of Betty Iverson of St. Louis and Earl Ashby of St. Charles, Mo. Hager is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital and Gastroenterology Associates...
Schlick - Rezabek (04/04/10)
Sandra Decker of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Kay Schlick, to Jason Michael Rezabek, both of Lake St. Louis. He is the son of Steve and Linda Rezabek of Highland, Ill. Schlick is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in health science and a master's degree in physical therapy from Maryville University. She is a physical therapist with RehabCare...
Eby - 40 Years (04/04/10)
Mike and Sheila Eby of Whitewater celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Hawaii. The couple was married Nov. 28, 1969, at Chaffee General Baptist Church. The late Rev. Andrew Bullinger performed the ceremony. Their attendants were Sue Traw, sister of Mrs. Eby; Sheree Grimsley; Janet Cook Wessel; the late Rev. Dennis Buttery; Gary Proffer, brother of Mrs. Eby; and the late Paul Traw, brother-in-law of Mr. Eby...
King - 50 years (04/04/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. King of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner March 20, 2010. Hosts were their daughters, Mary (Don) Way and Sheila (Ricky) Pecaut; and King's sisters, Shirley King and Sue Dozier. King and Mary Fulton were married March 20, 1960, at Red Star Baptist Church...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/4/10 (04/04/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/4/10 (04/04/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Jackson fire report 4/4/10 (04/04/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:n Emergency medical service on West Independence Street. Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Out of the past 4/4/10 (04/04/10)
The controversial multipurpose building project is dealt a major blow by Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge A.J. Seier, who enjoins the city of Cape Girardeau from spending any money on construction of the joint Southeast Missouri State University/city arena; he declares the operating agreement between the city and school is "unconstitutional, illegal and unenforceable."...
School menus: April 5-9 (04/04/10)
MONDAY--Spring break. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or ham & cheese on bun, corn, pears. WEDNESDAY--Cheesy beef & macaroni or turkey & cheese on bun, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic breadstick, cinnamon applesauce. THURSDAY--Barbecued rib on bun or ham & cheese on bun, baked beans, pineapple...
Leave EPA air-quality standards alone for now (04/04/10)
By Chauncy Buchheit I write in response to your editorial ("Air quality," March 31). Basically, I wanted to express our agreement with your position formally and for the record. The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission has a four-decade history of working with local governments, the state government, not-for-profit organizations, community organizations, educational institutions and private business on a variety of issues. ...
He is risen! (04/04/10)
A miraculous event 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem changed the world. On this Easter morning, the story is presented again from the Holy Bible (the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Chapter 28):In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. ...
TB awareness, vaccine research (04/04/10)
Thank you for writing about the difficulties of controlling tuberculosis and the need for concern regarding TB in the U.S. ("Tuberculosis not just a Third World disease," March 30). Unfortunately like most infectious diseases, TB knows no borders, and truly TB anywhere. ...
Speak Out 4/4/10 (04/04/10)
THANKS for carrying Gene Lyons' column on your Opinion page. It is the only ray of intelligence I have ever found there. JUST think of all the money that the insurance companies are going to have as a result of the health care bill, and all that money will go into the stock market. The Democrats are geniuses. Ronald Reagan is out...
Prayer 4/4/10 (04/04/10)
Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Local Woman Makes Worldwide Effort (04/04/10)
For Immediate Release Jackson, MO Native Launches Website Showcasing Art from Ukraine's Orphans April 3, 2010 -- She grew-up in Jackson MO and attended Jackson High School where she was known for her incredible talent as a musician. Jessica (Terry) Tosser spent many hours playing and teaching children how to play the flute before graduating in 2000. Now she's fighting to give homeless children the basic necessities of life in a distant country...
Madison's First Easter (04/04/10)
Madison, 7 months, enjoys her first Easter. The Easter Bunny brought her a Ruby doll bunny to play with.
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