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Twain scholar and performer stops in Cape as part of events marking centennial of writer's death (04/14/10)
Mark Twain passed through Cape Girardeau as a passenger aboard the riverboat Nebraska in 1861. Twain, who grew up in Hannibal, Mo., passed through the city again Tuesday as part of statewide events to recognize the centennial of his death. Dr. George Frein, a Twain scholar and performer, stopped in Cape Girardeau on a tour for the annual ReadMOre program. Frein will also perform at 13 other historic sites, universities and libraries throughout Missouri...
Storytelling Festival attendance up 41 percent from 2009 (04/14/10)
Beautiful weather, online purchasing and the ability to buy one-day passes led to a 41 percent increase in ticket sales for the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival over the weekend. A total of 740 tickets were sold for this year's festival, compared to 525 tickets last year and 479 for the first festival in 2008. For the first time this year, visitors didn't have to buy a full weekend pass for $30 and instead could purchase a one-day ticket for $20...
Cape County Commission assistant and auditor candidate Robb McClary dies (04/14/10)
Robb McClary, assistant to the Cape Girardeau County Commission and longtime administrator for several cities, died Tuesday at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was 61. McClary in February filed for the Republican nomination to be Cape Girardeau County auditor. McClary had dealt with issues related to cancer and the illness that took his life flared up surprisingly in the last three weeks, said his wife, Mary McClary...
Tickets for Oliver North speech go on sale Friday (04/14/10)
Tickets for Col. Oliver North's upcoming speech at the Show Me Center will go on sale Friday, organizers said Tuesday morning.
Cape prepares draft of rental inspection ordinance (04/14/10)
Cape Girardeau officials want to license landlords and begin inspecting rental properties sometime this summer, assistant city manager Ken Eftink said Tuesday. A draft ordinance is being prepared that should be ready for consideration by the Cape Girardeau City Council in late May with a possible effective date of July 1, Eftink said. Before putting the ordinance before the council, Eftink said, the city will meet with major landlords in the city for input on the program...
'Spring into Dance' gives university dancers extra chance to perform (04/14/10)
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will present its spring dance concert, "Spring into Dance," this week at the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus. After auditions earlier this semester, 40 dancers were selected to perform the nine pieces in the concert. ...
Southland School District to continue program despite funding issues (04/14/10)
CARDWELL, Mo. -- Although funding issues are causing several programs to be trimmed or eliminated in districts across the state, the Southland School Board voted to continue one of its programs that is normally funded in part by the state. According to Superintendent Raymond Lasley, during the board's meeting last week, Jennifer Barr, chairperson for the Career Ladder Committee, presented the Career Ladder Plan, which was approved by the board. ...
Driver's Ed cut, budget options weighed in Bernie School District (04/14/10)
BERNIE, Mo.--"It's become a reality," were the words of Bernie Superintendent John Boyd at Monday night's April meeting of the Board of Education, referring to the statewide budget cuts that have threatened local school districts over the past several months. Nearly every aspect of Monday night's meeting of the board seemed to focus on funding, or the lack of funding, for the 2010-11 school year...
Drug bust leads to police chase on Cape Girardeau streets; two arrested (04/14/10)
An undercover drug bust at Capaha Park today led to a car chase through Cape Girardeau that ended with police officers arresting two men.
Experts speak at Southeast about stopping sexual violence (04/14/10)
Two experts who spoke on preventing sexual violence Tuesday at Southeast Missouri State University told around 40 students in the audience that they don't have to be the one in four who will be sexually assaulted during their college career. The experts, Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder, who've been trying to bring change to college campuses and throughout communities nationwide, presented the program "Let's Talk About 'IT'" at Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall...
Highway 77 reduced for bridge repairs (04/14/10)
Highway 77 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today while MoDOT crews perform routine bridge maintenance. The bridge is between County Road 332 and County Road 401 (the bridge over I-55). Weather permitting, the work will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Route E reduced for bridge repair (04/14/10)
Route E in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. The bridge is between Bland Street and Interstate 55. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Burglary suspect in SEMO assault case waives preliminary hearing (04/14/10)
A Southeast Missouri State University student charged with felony burglary for allegedly entering a residence on Dunklin Street where a fellow student was assaulted waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Associate Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen.
Early morning fire destroys Cape Girardeau County mobile home (04/14/10)
A fire this morning in Cape Girardeau County destroyed a mobile home. According to Fruitland Fire District chief Dean Riley, the fire at 241 Lindsey Lane started at an undetermined time before his crews arrived on the scene at 2:20 a.m. Riley said no one was at home at the time of the fire. Crews from the East County Fire Protection District provided mutual aid...
Jackson School Board elects officers (04/14/10)
Jackson School Board President Terri Tomlin assumed her third consecutive term as board president Tuesday. The board reinstated members Gerald Adams and Dan Stover and elected officers during its regular meeting. Adams and Stover were up for re-election in the April 6 election, but the race went uncontested. Tomlin, who is in her ninth year on the board, was elected president again during Tuesday's meeting...
Senate votes to keep extra pay for Mo. teachers (04/14/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri senators have voted to restore funding to a program that gives teachers a salary boost for extra work such as after-school tutoring. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week cut all $37 million for the Career Ladder program from next year's budget. But the Senate voted Wednesday to restore the funding using federal stimulus money...
Nonresident students face Mizzou tuition hike (04/14/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Out-of-state and graduate students could be paying more to attend the University of Missouri this fall. School officials are recommending a 5 percent tuition increase for nonresident undergraduates at the Columbia campus and a 2.7 percent increase in graduate school tuition for all students...
Mo. State faculty wants domestic partner benefits (04/14/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A faculty group at Missouri State University has asked the university to extend employee benefits to domestic partners of school employees. But a member of the Springfield university's board of governors says the proposal is unlikely to be approved...
News sites funded by think tanks take root (04/14/10)
BOISE, Idaho -- A growing number of conservative groups are bankrolling startup news organizations around the country, aggressively covering government and politics at a time when newspapers are cutting back their statehouse bureaus. The phenomenon troubles some longtime journalists and media watchdogs, who worry about political biases and hidden agendas...
Summit endorses Obama goal on nuclear security (04/14/10)
WASHINGTON -- In full accord on a global threat, world leaders Tuesday endorsed President Barack Obama's call for securing all nuclear materials around the globe within four years to keep them out of the grasp of terrorists. They offered few specifics for achieving that goal, but Obama declared "the American people will be safer and the world will be more secure" as a result...
U.S. dioceses moving faster on abuse cases (04/14/10)
DENVER -- The action against the priest was swift and public. Within five days of receiving a decades-old child sex abuse allegation against the Rev. Melvin Thompson, Denver's Roman Catholic Archdiocese investigated, alerted law enforcement and announced his suspension to parishioners and the public...
Notre Dame nips Jackson to earn baseball victory (04/14/10)
Notre Dame was able to escape brand-new Whitey Herzog Stadium with a hard-fought 5-3 victory and its perfect record intact at 8-0, including a 4-0 SEMO Conference mark.
St. Vincent shuts out Notre Dame in girls soccer to improve to 7-0 (04/14/10)
After peppering Notre Dame with shots early in the first half, St. Vincent broke through in the second half on a goal by Storm French and won 1-0 at the Soccer Complex.
High school roundup: Bauwens posts shutout as Perryville wins 2-0 (04/14/10)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast baseball's scalding offense eager to attack Red Wolves (04/14/10)
The Arkansas State University baseball team has been rolling since losing 6-4 at Southeast Missouri State on March 24. ASU will try to avenge that defeat today when the squads finish their annual season series in Jonesboro, Ark. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m...
Recipe Swap: Country cuisine from a neighboring state (04/14/10)
On Sunday our family celebrated the second birthday of my great-nephew, Gunnar. He quickly figured out the gift-giving thing. The cake was an amazing Uncle Wes creation, and he likes sticking his finger into the side to lick the icing. How fun it was to be together on such a beautiful day to celebrate such a happy occasion. ...
A Harte Appetite: Eating by the rules (04/14/10)
"You are what you eat," the famous gastronome Anthelme Brillat-Savarin suggested in a treatise published in 1826. Over the years, nutritionists have confirmed just how right he was. The connection between diet and health is now irrefutable and can clearly be seen across cultures. ...
Twitter looks to turn a profit with paid tweets showing up in searches (04/14/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter announced Tuesday that it is introducing advertising by allowing companies to pay to have their messages show up first in searches on its site. The debut of "Promoted Tweets" comes as Twitter increasingly faces questions about how it can turn its wide usage into profits...
Reports show more Americans feel economic recovery (04/14/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A flurry of reports out Wednesday suggested that many Americans are feeling better about the economic rebound. Retail spending rose sharply and more than expected. Consumer inflation remains all but invisible. Businesses are boosting their stockpiles in anticipation of higher shopper demand...
Wilma Wilson (04/14/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Wilma Wilson, 86, of Hills, Iowa, formerly of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Greenwood Manor in Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Joe Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Robert McClary (04/14/10)
Robert Starr McClary, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at La Croix United Methodist Church...
David Lowes (04/14/10)
David Kent Lowes, 48, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 12, 2010, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Tom Kiefer will officiate. Crain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Dorothy Moore (04/14/10)
Dorothy Virginia Moore, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, to Gilbert and Bessie Willeford Lehmann. She and John C. Moore were married July 10, 1940. He passed away July 31, 1956...
Jackson police and fire reports 4/14/10 (04/14/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/14/10 (04/14/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Summonses Thefts Assault Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/14/10 (04/14/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Out of the past 4/14/10 (04/14/10)
The new community hall of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Timon Council, No. 6405, will be dedicated April 21, with Bishop John Leibrecht officiating. Ralph Tomlinson and his wife, Gaymarie, have purchased a two-story building at 45 N. Main St. from Charles Turner; they plan to renovate the structure and open an exclusive dance and ballet school there; it will be known as the Royale Ballet and School of Performing Arts...
Out of poverty (04/14/10)
For many of us, this week brings that special day when we pay our federal and state income tax. Notice I didn't say for most of us, because the reality is that nearly half of all Americans pay no income taxes. Either these wage earners make too little or they receive enough credits and deductions to nullify their taxes and bring them a refund. Most of those refunds are triggered by the earned income credit, which has become a substantial source of income for many in this region...
President Obama and Africa: The irony of neglect (04/14/10)
Six months after he took office, President Obama made a triumphant visit to Africa, stopping in Ghana on his way home from summits in Europe. His state visit, speeches and interviews with African media raised hopes that he would devote significant attention to its one billion people and 60-plus nations and territories...
Knudtson's record (04/14/10)
The eight years of service Jay Knudtson gave to Cape Girardeau as mayor were recalled Tuesday night at a special "passing the gavel" event at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. Also honored for their years of service were Marcia Ritter and Charlie Herbst, who served as council members...
Speak Out 4/14/10 (04/14/10)
WHO is leading the program to pick up trash on the interstate? It looks like prisoners doing the work. Why not expand it to secondary roads and get county prisoners picking up trash on the county roads? MORE meth arrests? Is the solution too simple? Oregon ranked in the top tier of meth-lab busts (Missouri leads the nation) until the state legislature passed a law requiring a doctor's prescription for any cold and other medicines containing pseudoephedrine. ...
Prayer 4/14/10 (04/14/10)
For ideal weather to encourage the blossoms of spring, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Cape Broadcast Students Win at State SkillsUSA Contest (04/14/10)
Ten Broadcast Production students from the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center recently competed at the Missouri State SkillsUSA Competition in Linn, Missouri. The students comprised five, two-person teams. Three of the teams competed in the Video Production Contest in which they had to script, shoot, and edit a 60-second promo piece during a 6-1/2 hour contest. ...
Tilsit 4-H Club Autism Project Workday (04/14/10)
The Tilsit 4-H Club held an Autism Project Workday on March 6th. Ten adults and 17 club members participated. They completed 20 weighted blankets, 20 large lap pads, and 8 medium lap pads. The Tilsit 4-H club has been creating weighted blankets, various sized lap pads, and weighted vests to donate to families of autistic children every year, since 2003...
Guard continues work on entry control point at Wappapello Training Site (04/14/10)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Construction of a new entry control point training facility is beginning to take shape as the 880th Engineer Haul Team out of Perryville continues to move dirt, haul in rock, and perform other preliminary work. The work will culminate during the unit's annual training in June with the availability of a new training facility that will allow National Guard Soldiers in Southeast Missouri to learn how to properly conduct vehicle and personnel searches...
205th Military Police Battalion prepares for deployment at Camp Shelby (04/14/10)
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- For the Soldiers of the 205th Military Police Battalion, the days are getting longer and the training tougher. For the past five weeks, the battalion of southeast Missouri Citizen-Soldiers has been conducting mobilization training at Camp Shelby, Miss. in anticipation of their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan...
Trivia Night at Immaculate Conception School (04/14/10)
A trivia night will be held this Saturday, April 17, in the Parish Center at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson as a fundraiser. The doors open at 6:00 P.M. and trivia begins at 6:30. The cost is $10 per person, and teams can have up to 8 players. There will be 10 categories with 10 questions each. First, second, and third place teams will receive prize money. Snacks and sodas will be available. You are also welcome to bring your own. To reserve a table, email aknippenics@yahoo.com...
Take America Back Campaign hit's County Lincoln days and Tea Parties (04/14/10)
The Sikeston Tea party had Bob Parker, candidate for congress as one of it's speakers last week. Parker has spoken at many tea party events across the region in the last few months as well as Republican County Lincoln days events all across the 8th district...
Missouri Senate Recognize AmerenUE Workers (04/14/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Workers from AmerenUE were honored in the Missouri Senate by Senator Jason Crowell, R - Cape Girardeau, and Senator Robert Mayer, R -- Stoddard, for their recovery efforts during the 2009 ice storm in Southeast Missouri. The award winning response by AmerenUE employees to the natural disaster was recognized through a Senate Resolution presented by Sen. Crowell and Sen. Mayer...
Apple Creek Gaslight Sing (04/14/10)
The Apple Creek Memorial Association presents its fifteenth annual "Gaslight Sing" on Sunday April 25th at the old church near Pocahontas at 7:00pm. This gathering includes performances by the Gaslight Singers from the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson; Just in Tyme (Members include Tony Smee, Tamara Smee, Rhett Hendrickson, Dale Williams, and Harriet Weger), and White Water Blue Grass (Members include George Dickerson, Donnie Salger, Dan Reno, Rodney Eftink, and Laura Higgerson). ...
Cape Central's Woldtvedt signs pole vault contract (04/14/10)
Raymond Woldtvedt, center, a Cape Central High School senior, will be pole vaulting for Missouri Southern State University at Joplin this fall. Observing the recent contract signing are, seated, Raymond's mother and father, Gunder and Laura Woldtvedt. Standing are Cape Central Athletic Director Lance Tollison and Pole Vault Coach Collin Sheridan....
The Humane Society Featured Pet (04/14/10)
Cooper is a 12 week old male chow mix. He is very playful! Cooper is available for adoption at HSSEMO (573)334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org.
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