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Chaffee man charged with Scott County livestock theft (04/16/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A 48-year-old Chaffee man was charged Friday with livestock theft, a class C felony, for allegedly stealing more than 200 sows and selling them at an auction, according to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. Dale R. Nedrow, a contracted grower from Westlake Farms in Owensboro, Ky., was taken into custody Thursday after he resisted arrested at his residence...
Local businesses asked to consider educating future workers (04/16/10)
Reading levels of children in the third-grade are used in California and Virginia to predict how many jail cells will be needed in the future. That was one example given by Jim Caccamo, PhD, director of the department of early learning at the Mid-America Regional Council in Kansas City, Mo., as he spoke to business leaders Friday morning on the importance of early childhood education...
Saint Francis unveils new emergency room (04/16/10)
The new emergency center at Saint Francis Medical Center looks similar to a hotel lobby, from its stone columns to its decorative glass. But instead of being greeted by a concierge, visitors are greeted by a triage nurse and given an immediate medical assessment before being shuttled to a private exam room...
Former Sikeston mayor named to position with Delta Regional Authority (04/16/10)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The No. 2 job at the Delta Regional Authority has been filled by the former mayor of Sikeston, Mo., Mike Marshall. Marshall's appointment by President Barack Obama as alternate federal co-chair of the authority was announced Friday. The Delta Caucus, a private group of Delta-region public officials and civic leaders who work with the Delta Authority created by Congress, praised Marshall's appointment...
Mock crash shows Notre Dame students real danger of drinking (04/16/10)
A student died every 15 minutes Thursday at Notre Dame Regional High School.
SEMO student hospitalized after falling from building Thursday (04/16/10)
A Southeast Missouri State University student was hospitalized after falling from a campus residential hall building late Thursday.
SEMO fair grandstand to have Merle Haggard and John D. Hale (04/16/10)
Though it's several months away, the SEMO District Fair can be blamed for quite a bit of excitement. The organization recently released plans for the 2010 event, including Merle Haggard, Bryan White and local act the John D. Hale Band in the grandstand.
Police academy students go through shooting scenarios with simulator (04/16/10)
At the final class of the Cape Girardeau Citizens Police Academy, the 10 participants experienced what it feels like to be shot at. The eight-week course, which began March 4, was designed to educate the public on what police officers do on a daily basis...
Area candidates tap own funds for campaigns (04/16/10)
Several area candidates dug into their own pockets to jump start their campaigns, reports filed today show. Debra Tracy, a Cape Girardeau City Councilwoman seeking the 158th District seat in the Missouri House, loaned her campaign $3,050 on March 25. With an additional $1,300 in contributions, Tracy has raised $4,350 for her campaign for the Republican nomination to replace her son, state Rep. Clint Tracy, who is seeking to become Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner...
Presiding commissioner candidates file finance reports (04/16/10)
Campaign finance reports -- and the lack of reports -- from some of the candidates for Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner show that the crowded field is starting slow on raising money for the Aug. 2 primary. Of the six Republicans and two Democrats seeking nomination, two had filed disclosure reports as of Thursday, the first reporting date since filing ended March 30. ...
Kow Pasture Klassic back for 25th year, without key figure (04/16/10)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- As the Kow Pasture Klassic marks its 25th anniversary this weekend, one person will be notably missing -- Cy Glueck, who helped coin the fundraiser, who died last month, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. "We're going to miss Cy terribly," said Mitch Miller of Kohlfield Distributing in Cape Girardeau, who came up with the idea with Glueck and has been involved in the event since its beginning. "We'll certainly have some time set aside just in memory of him."...
Missouri set to reopen Johnson's Shut-Ins in May (04/16/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Southeast Missouri state park heavily damaged five years ago by the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse is reopening to campers in May. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources began taking reservations Thursday for camping at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park near Lesterville...
'Spring into Dance' student dance concert pleases opening-night audience (04/16/10)
Dance styles ranging from hip hop to contemporary ballet were featured at "Spring into Dance" on Thursday night at the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus. Thursday marked the beginning of a four-day run for the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance's spring concert. A total of 261 people attended the opening performance...
SEMO students prepare for foreign policy conference (04/16/10)
The preparation for a weeklong immersion in international policy was overwhelming mentally. "They just kind of seemed like insurmountable problems," said junior Christina Vitale, one of 35 Southeast Missouri State University students chosen to participate in a policy study in Washington, D.C., during spring break...
No injuries reported in rollover accident (04/16/10)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com The driver of a Toyota Corolla was treated at the scene of a rollover accident with a Ford pickup Thursday morning in the 1700 block of North Kingshighway. The driver of the pickup, who was not hurt, was southbound from Jackson when the collision occurred. Both men refused medical transport....
Some candidates not required to file campaign finance reports (04/16/10)
Candidates who have not created a campaign committee or did not create one by March 30 -- and therefore were not required to file disclosure statements Thursday -- include the following:n For the 157th District Missouri House seat, Constitution Party candidate Jennifer Friedrich...
Student filmmakers screen shorts at Mizzou (04/16/10)
COLUMBIA Mo. (AP) -- Show-Me State movie makers are headed to the Columbia this weekend for an annual student film festival. The third annual Silverscreen Film Festival begins Friday with a 6:30 p.m. screening at Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus. The show features submissions from college filmmakers across the state...
Students to attend classes at church after fire (04/16/10)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) -- Fredericktown Middle School students will be attending classes for the rest of the year in a church after their school was destroyed by fire last weekend. The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that Monday will be the first day of classes at Calvary Temple Church for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, who had this week off because of the fire...
Justice Breyer expects health law to come before Supreme Court (04/16/10)
WASHINGTON -- Justice Stephen Breyer predicted Thursday that the Supreme Court will one day pass judgment on this year's health care overhaul. Breyer told a congressional panel that the massive health care law, like most major federal legislation, is a good candidate for high court review...
Rally in D.C. upbraids 'gangster government' (04/16/10)
WASHINGTON -- Tea party protesters marked tax day Thursday with exhortations against "gangster government" and appeals from Republicans seeking their grassroots clout in November elections. Several thousand rallied in Washington's Freedom Plaza in the shadow of the Ronald Reagan office building, capping a national protest tour launched in the dust of Nevada and finishing in the capital. ...
CDC: E.coli cases down last year (04/16/10)
ATLANTA -- Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year. There were significant drops in illnesses from shigella and the most dangerous form of E. coli, according to a government report released Thursday. But overall, food poisoning rates have been flat for more than five years...
Obama expects U.S. to reach Mars in his lifetime (04/16/10)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President Barack Obama predicted Thursday his new space exploration plans would lead American astronauts to Mars and back in his lifetime, a forecast relying on rockets and propulsion still to be imagined and built. "I expect to be around to see it," he said of pioneering U.S. ...
Imam avoids jail time in aborted NYC subway plot (04/16/10)
NEW YORK -- An Afghanistan-born imam linked to the suspects in an aborted suicide bomb plot against New York City subway stations dodged jail time at his sentencing Thursday but was ordered to leave the country within 90 days. Ahmad Afzali pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a deal sparing him up to six months in prison...
Low supplies slow China earthquake rescue efforts (04/16/10)
JIEGU, China -- Earthquake survivors shivered through a second night outdoors in a remote Tibetan corner of western China with rescuers fighting altitude sickness and dealing with a lack of supplies as the death toll rose to 760. People with broken arms or legs cried in pain as medical teams could offer little more than injections. ...
Russia suspends all adoptions to U.S. families until accord is reached (04/16/10)
MOSCOW -- A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families had been suspended, although other Russian and U.S. officials disputed this. Spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said during a briefing that new adoptions by Americans are on hold pending a visit in the next few days by a U.S. delegation to reach an accord on future placement of Russian children...
Pope breaks silence on abuse, urges repentance (04/16/10)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI broke his recent silence on the clerical abuse scandal Thursday, complaining that the church was under attack but saying Christians must repent for sins and recognize mistakes. The main U.S. victims group immediately dismissed his comments, saying they are meaningless unless Benedict takes concrete steps to safeguard children from pedophile priests...
Iceland's volcanic-ash cloud halts flights across Europe (04/16/10)
LONDON -- An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since the 2001 terrorist attacks Thursday as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents. Officials said it could take days for the skies to become safe again in one of aviation's most congested areas...
Bombs kill nine people at New Year water festival in Myanmar (04/16/10)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Three bomb blasts at a holiday festival killed nine people in Myanmar's biggest city Thursday, the deadliest attack in five years in the country ruled by an iron-fisted regime. No indication was given as to who was behind the blasts, which occurred at about 3 p.m. near 20 pavilions erected for celebrations at Kandawgyi Lake. Myanmar is celebrating its annual four-day water festival when people drench each other with water to usher in the Myanmar New Year on Saturday...
Rams quiet Red Devils (04/16/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Freshman Ryan Fortner's left hand throbbed with pain after Thursday's baseball game against Chaffee. The Scott City catcher blamed Rams starting pitcher Skylar Cobb for the discomfort. "That's probably the hardest I've ever seen him throw," Fortner said. "I think he had a little adrenaline going because it's Chaffee."...
High school roundup: Rohde, Elam help Oak Ridge shut out Richland 9-0 (04/16/10)
All the high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Freshman named to all-OVC 2nd team (04/16/10)
Southeast Missouri freshman Nikole Novikova was named to the all-Ohio Valley Conference second team for women's tennis Thursday. Voting was done by the league's coaches. Novikova, a native of Bellevue, Wash., went 7-10 overall and 3-5 in the OVC at No. 1 singles this year. Her seven victories led the Redhawks and ranked fourth in the conference. Novikova also recorded four wins in doubles play, including two at the No. 1 spot and two at the No. 2 position...
Redhawks try to retain hold on first at UTM (04/16/10)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has bolstered its first-place Ohio Valley Conference record by thriving at home the last two weekends. Now the Redhawks (20-12, 7-2 OVC) hope to have similar success on the road in their next two conference series...
Friese races this weekend in St. Louis (04/16/10)
Vince Friese will perform Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis when the AMA Supercross circuit pays a visit. And the Cape Girardeau native is just happy to be riding anywhere after a race accident last month that had the potential to end his second professional season and more...
Cards yield Astros' first win (04/16/10)
ST. LOUIS -- No champagne spray awaited the Houston Astros. Just an overwhelming sense of relief. "On a scale of 1 to 10?" rookie manager Brad Mills said after the Astros beat St. Louis 5-1 on Thursday for their first win of the season, avoiding a tie for the worst start in franchise history. "It's pretty high. And that's just being truthful."...
Dance story (04/16/10)
"Dancing with the Stars" recently aired an episode with its competitors walking like Egyptians and posing for paparazzi a la Lady Gaga to tell stories. But you shouldn't need producers to mandate that choreography tell a story. Every dance -- any good dance -- tells a story...
Spring beauty (04/16/10)
I'm only going to say this once, so listen up. If you haven't made plans to visit Charleston, Mo., this weekend during the annual dogwood and azalea festival, shame on you. Charleston's broad residential avenues are lined with lovely homes surrounded by dazzling displays of flowering trees and shrubs, not to mention the tulips, irises and wisterias thrown in for good measure...
Many styles, personalities on display at Visual Arts Cooperative exhibit (04/16/10)
A photograph of the ethereal architecture of a church hangs opposite three Spanish dancers created from charcoal drawing and oil painting in the galleries of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Around the room, mediums and styles vary greatly from one another based on their creator, but they come together cohesively to express the talents of the more than 45 members participating in the Visual Arts Cooperative's annual show...
Cairo, Ill., subject of photo exhibit by SIU students (04/16/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Some time ago, Andy Sisulak wanted to go to Cairo. He logged onto the Internet and searched for the town to plan his trip, but couldn't find anything about Cairo tourism. After that, Sisulak, a Carbondale, Ill., native with a marketing background, started a Cairo campaign, partnering with people and organizations in Cairo. ...
1964 Jackie Kennedy interviews to be published (04/16/10)
NEW YORK -- During the first half of 1964, just months after her husband was assassinated, Jacqueline Kennedy sat for seven interviews with historian and family friend Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. They met at her home in Washington, D.C., where the former first lady discussed her marriage, her White House years, election-year campaigning and her husband's thoughts about a second term...
Best bet: Sundays at 3 with Patrick Rafferty (04/16/10)
Patrick Rafferty is no stranger to seven- or eight-hour practices. The classical guitarist and adjunct professor at Southeast Missouri State University will play a shorter performance for the Sundays at 3 concert Sunday at Shuck Recital Hall. Rafferty earned a bachelor's degree in guitar performance from Southeast and then a master's of music and the Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University...
Dorothy Amerson (04/16/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Dorothy D. Amerson of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Mounds, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Carlos Mayfield officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Clarence Brown (04/16/10)
Clarence Brown, 75, of Wappapello, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, April 12, 2010, in Victoria, Texas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home.
Stanley Snell (04/16/10)
Stanley Lee Snell, 88, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1921, in McClure, Ill., son of Lee J. and Dora Moore Snell. He and Norma Ruth Mueller were married May 18, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
William Shoulders (04/16/10)
William Jewell "Bill" Shoulders, 90, of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, April 2, 2010, in Dallas. He was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Blodgett, Mo., son of William R. and Katie Withrow Shoulders. He and Margaret Strange were married June 16, 1965, in Shreveport, La...
Lester Lukow (04/16/10)
Lester Lukow, 87, of Gordonville died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Jackson, to John Henry and Grace Mungle Lukow. He and Althea Kruegger were married Oct. 10, 1942, at Jackson. She preceded him in death June 5, 2000...
Roy Hanners (04/16/10)
Roy A. "Bud" Hanners, 85, of Burfordville died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Center in Marble Hill, Mo. He was born May 19, 1924, at Scopus, Mo., son of Charles J. and Polly A. Cook Hanners. He and Verna Mae Cook were married Sept. 27, 1947. She died April 10, 2005...
Darlene Cathey (04/16/10)
Darlene Cathey, 50, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at her home. She was born Dec. 18, 1959, in Chaffee, Mo., to Clarence W. "Slim" and Mary Ann Margrabe Curtis. Darlene attended school in Oran, Mo., and graduated in 1978. She later continued her education through Metro Business College and was valedictorian of the 1992 class, graduating with a degree in computer programming...
Births 4/16/10 (04/16/10)
Son to Milton Everette and Kristi Lynn Hays III of Sedgewickville, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:55 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010. Name, Kamden Lynn. Weight, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Hays is the former Kristi Hahs, daughter of Kenny and Debbie Hahs of Sedgewickville. She is a junior high math teacher with Meadow Heights School District. Hays is the son of Milton and Wanda Hays of Patton, Mo. He is a roofer with Don Statler Roofing...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/16/10 (04/16/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Property damage...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/16/10 (04/16/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police/fire report 4/16/10 (04/16/10)
POLICE Thefts FIRE...
Out of the past 4/16/10 (04/16/10)
Saint Francis Medical Center announces it has joined Southeast Missouri Regional Home Health Agency to provide home health care services to hospital patients upon discharge; the service will be known as SEMO-Saint Francis Visiting Nurse Association...
Robb McClary (04/16/10)
The death this week of Robb McClary leaves a void at the Cape Girardeau County administrative center in Jackson, where he served as an assistant to the county commission. An even bigger loss is felt by his extended family and the many friends he made both professionally and through his involvement in church and community activities...
Bob Hendrix (04/16/10)
With the death of Bob Hendrix last week, Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri lost an advocate for community growth and improvement. Hendrix led the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years until 1993 -- a span four times the normal tenure for chamber executives...
Fewer reps for Missouri (04/16/10)
Because of the current financial distress the country and state are going through, many teachers are going to lose their jobs. Teaching is not the only occupation that is facing these hardships. There is one occupation, however, that is immune to downsizing or cutbacks in pay. This occupation is politician. I feel it is time to change this...
Speak Out 4/16/10 (04/16/10)
IF the presidential election were held today, Sarah Palin would lose to President Obama by 13 percentage points, but there's still time to narrow the gap. I would like to thank the family that returned my wallet to me. My wife wished she would have gotten your names. Everything was still in my wallet...
Prayer 4/16/10 (04/16/10)
For those who strive to make the world a safer place, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Sowers Outraises Emerson for Second Time (04/16/10)
For the second time, Rolla native and Iraq war veteran Tommy Sowers raised more campaign funds than incumbent Jo Ann Emerson. Sowers reported total receipts over $295,000 while Emerson's total receipts were $222,944 for the fundraising quarter ending on March 31st...
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