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Stories from Sunday, April 18, 2010

Autism center organizations work together toward a shared goal (04/18/10)
At age 13 Rex Rattler for the first time told his mother his favorite color: light green. "It was amazing. I was in tears because Rex was able to express himself," said Cynthia Brown, his mother. After an evaluation at the Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment, Rex was matched with assistive technology to help him verbalize his needs and wants in more than simple sentences. ...
Cape Girardeau considers business license changes (04/18/10)
Cape Girardeau officials are looking into changing the business and liquor license application processes in an effort to hold business owners accountable for unpaid taxes. The proposed changes, to be reviewed by the city council Monday night, would require license applications to list all individuals or legal entities with more than 20 percent ownership, said Heather Brooks, assistant to the city administrator...
Teen Challenge marks 40 years of faith-based help (04/18/10)
It's old news to any parent that teenagers can be a challenge. But despite what its name suggests, Teen Challenge is not a support group for parents at their wits' end, nor is it a program aimed exclusively at teenagers as they struggle through adolescence...
Sowers shrinking fundraising gap with Emerson (04/18/10)
In the first three months of the year, Democratic Congressional challenger Tommy Sowers continued to rely on donors across the nation to fund his campaign, taking 59 percent of his donations from outside Missouri.
City to send gaming commission letter of interest in casino (04/18/10)
Without a specific proposal from a casino company wanting to locate in Cape Girardeau, city manager Scott Meyer said Friday that he has prepared a general letter of interest in gambling for the city. The Cape Girardeau City Council will discuss the letter during the work session before Monday's regular meeting. ...
Kow Pasture Klassic's mock golf tourney puts the fun in fundraising (04/18/10)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Both last weekend's Masters golf tournament and Saturday's Kow Pasture Klassic involve competitors walking grassy terrain with the goal of putting a ball into a hole. But that's where the similarities end. The Kow Pasture Klassic is everything that the stuffy Masters is not. ...
Jackson group holds event to introduce children to kindergarten (04/18/10)
The Jackson School District's Parents as Teachers Program will host an annual event to get incoming kindergarten students acquainted with their schools. Each elementary attendance center will be open May 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bus rides and classroom activities will be available for students entering school this fall. ...
In Federal Court: Local man pleads guilty to drug charge (04/18/10)
The following information was released Friday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. PLEADED GUILTY Name: Corey L. Shannon Age: 30 Residence: Cape Girardeau...
Olive Branch native nominated for Academy of Country Music award (04/18/10)
When the Academy of Country Music Awards nominations came out in early March, most of the attention went to Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and the other "big show" awards that will be handed out live on CBS at 7 p.m. today. Artists like Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band might be household names, but one nominee hits close to home for Southeast Missourians...
Club news (04/18/10)
The Cape Girardeau County All Cubs Day was held on March 22 with 40 people in attendance. Town & Country FCE Club served as hostesses Inez Statler, president, called meeting to order with the pledges to the United States and Missouri Flags, Ruth Petzoldt gave the devotional "Are you tired?"...
Demonstrators and white supremacists square off in L.A. (04/18/10)
LOS ANGELES -- A white supremacist group rallied against illegal immigration in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as hundreds of counterprotesters gathered to shout them down in a tense standoff that included several arrests, thrown rocks and police in riot gear...
Towns in flood plains reject FEMA buyouts despite benefits (04/18/10)
CHELSEA, Iowa -- Two years ago, Larry Frese thought he'd escaped the worst of a flood that had left a lot of his neighbors' homes and a large swath of Iowa under water, even as overflowing Otter Creek lapped at his garage door. "Then all of a sudden -- bang!" said Frese, recalling the sound of the garage door buckling before the muddy water rushed in. "Here comes the refrigerator bouncing by. Man, that was sickening."...
Poland holds public Mass, memorial for crash victims (04/18/10)
WARSAW, Poland -- Some 100,000 Poles filled Warsaw's biggest public square Saturday, coming together for a memorial and funeral Mass for the 96 people killed in a plane crash a week earlier. The thickening cloud of volcanic ash over Europe caused some world leaders -- including President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper -- to cancel plans to attend today's state funeral. ...
Bobby Clark guides Jackson baseball past Cape Central 9-1 (04/18/10)
The right-hander escaped jams in four of the six innings he pitched to lead the Indians past rival Central 9-1 on Saturday at Whitey Herzog Stadium.
Notre Dame slips vs. top-ranked Eureka (04/18/10)
In a game that featured a game-long drizzle and two No. 1 ranked teams in Missouri, the Eureka Wildcats took advantage of tricky footing to escape with a 3-2 victory on their home field.
Leopold captures Oak Ridge baseball tourney crown (04/18/10)
A 4-6-3-2 triple play highlighted Leopold's 6-3 victory over Oak Ridge on Saturday.
High school roundup: Notre Dame bounces back to down Nixa (04/18/10)
The Notre Dame baseball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to post a 3-1 victory over Nixa on Saturday in a game played in the St. Louis area. The Bulldogs (9-1) fell at Eureka 3-2 on Friday in a matchup of state No. 1 teams. The defending Class 3 state champion Bulldogs scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to beat Nixa. One run scored on a wild pitch and another on a walk...
High school roundup: Rams roll Bulldogs (04/18/10)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Chaffee rides offense past Bell City (04/18/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Joshua Hendrix credited patience for his team's offensive success Friday. Chaffee knocked around Bell City for a 16-6 six-inning victory a day after suffering a loss to Scott City. The Red Devils managed one hit against Scott City's hard-throwing left-hander Skylar Cobb on Thursday. They responded by banging out 13 hits against Bell City's Josh Overbey and Eddie Dembowski on Friday...
Redhawks suffer OVC baseball sweep (04/18/10)
Southeast Missouri State's impressive baseball season finally hit a speed bump. The Redhawks were assured of suffering their first Ohio Valley Conference series defeat of the year after being swept by host Tennessee-Martin in Saturday's doubleheader...
Dupuis pitches Southeast softball team to split (04/18/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team bounced back to salvage a split of Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference road doubleheader. First-year program Murray State romped 9-1 in the opener that went just 4 1/2 innings because of the eight-run rule. Southeast won the nightcap 9-6...
Redhawks football team leans on Jackson for leadership (04/18/10)
Joshua Jackson, among a handful of Southeast Missouri State football players still around from coach Tony Samuel's first recruiting class, has shown plenty of leadership during his nearly five years in the program. The engaging Jackson also finished last season with the most production of his college career, something he hopes to continue in his final campaign...
Area digest 4/18 (04/18/10)
The team of Judi Brey, Mary Sue Layton, Shirley Tally and Sheryl Bollinger won the Women's Golf Association's opening day outing at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. The team of Kathy Morris, Christy Benton and Judy Holcomb was second, while the team of Vicki McKinney, Jean Mabrey and Janet White was third...
Cards fall in 20 innings (04/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Jose Reyes hit a sacrifice fly in the 20th inning and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Saturday night in the longest game in the majors in two years. Jeff Francoeur also had a sacrifice fly for New York in the 19th inning, snapping a scoreless tie, but Yadier Molina singled in Albert Pujols with two out in the bottom half...
From vine to wine: A quick guide to how wine is made (04/18/10)
Each year in April, the Community Counseling Center Foundation fills the Bavarian Halle with tables of wine from local wineries. The Community Benefit Wine Festival is the foundation's second-largest fundraiser and raises money for the Community Counseling Center, a not-for-profit center for mental health care...
Pet of the week (04/18/10)
Pet name: Precious Owner: Lawanna Montgomery Favorite activity: Precious is good at being adorable and is always happy and lovable. ...
Faith is like a game of follow the leader (04/18/10)
I have yet to meet someone who does not like to play games. Most of us have our favorite games from childhood, like follow the leader, Simon says and dodge ball. The transition into adulthood pulls us away from these games to others. Yet we never completely leave these games behind. We just change the playing field...
Adopt Gabby (04/18/10)
Gabby is a 4-year-old female cat that is spayed and declawed. She is shy but loves attention. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Trinity Lutheran Girl Scouts pick up trash as part of Adopt-a-Street program (04/18/10)
The Trinity Lutheran Girl Scout Troop recently did its part to make Cape Girardeau more beautiful. Earlier this month, the Scouts helped pick up trash from the streets of Old Town Cape as part of the the Adopt-a-Street program that their church, Trinity Lutheran, is part of. ...
Adopt Liza (04/18/10)
Liza is a 2-year-old Rottweiler/German shepherd mix. She is gentle and good with children. Liza is up-to-date on shots and is heartworm negative. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
FYI (04/18/10)
The Fort D historic site in Cape Girardeau will be the location of this year's Spring Muster from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Spring Muster features re-enactments of colonial soldier drills. Soldiers dusting off their equipment, firing cannons, cleaning and firing their rifles, and practicing the rudiments of drill are part of the re-enactment. Civilian ladies will also be demonstrating cast iron cookery techniques and will be serving hot tea for visitors...
Southern grace: The Rev. E.D. Francis' mission hasn't changed in 42 years (04/18/10)
In the 42 years the Rev. E.D. Francis has been serving as pastor, his mission hasn't changed: Preach the gospel and help get souls saved. That mission and drive is what led him to accept the calling to become pastor at Southside Baptist Church in 2005. ...
Jackson soldier promoted to second lieutenant (04/18/10)
Karen Silas of Jackson was recently promoted to the rank of second lieutenant during a ceremony at the Missouri National Guard Armory in Cape Girardeau. Silas, 30, attended Missouri Officer Candidate School at Fort Leonard Wood from spring 2008 until September 2009. ...
Broadcast students win at state SkillsUSA contest (04/18/10)
Ten Broadcast Production students from the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center recently competed at the Missouri State SkillsUSA Competition in Linn, Mo. The Cape Girardeau Career and Technology students who won at the event were made up of five, two-person teams. ...
Giving forgiveness a chance (04/18/10)
"No one forgives anyone for anything anymore." -- Alan Simpson, former U.S. senator, R-Wyo. Simpson served in the Senate for 18 years, retiring in 1997, but has hung around Washington, D.C., as most ex-pols seem to do. The president recently chose Simpson to head a commission aimed at finding ways to bring down the federal debt. Simpson, in assuming this leadership role, has taken note of the change in social climate in the nation's capital since he left office...
Blue-gray gnatcatcher not easy to spot (04/18/10)
The blue-gray gnatcatcher is one of the smallest birds to nest in Southeast Missouri. It is not often seen and successfully identified by the casual observer because of several factors. Foremost is the fact that it feeds on very small insects and therefore does not come to bird feeders. ...
Harriet Savell (04/18/10)
Harriet Anna Riley Savell, 92, died Thursday, April 15, 2010 at her home. She was born Oct. 18, 1917, in New Madrid, Mo., daughter of Amos and Adele Riley. She graduated from Lilbourn High School and received a bachelor of science degree in home economics education from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She taught in Lilbourn, Mo., Chaffee, Mo., St. Charles, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., for ten years...
Robert Besher (04/18/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Robert Besher, 90, of Patton, Mo., died Friday, April 16, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at Liley Funeral Home in Patton. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating. Burial will be in Pulliam Cemetery in Scopus, Mo...
Caroline Robins-Smith (04/18/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Caroline Robins-Smith of Huntsville, Ark., died April 16, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial at Glenallen Cemetery in Glenallen, Mo...
Edward Graham (04/18/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Brother Edward David Graham, CM, 80, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at Vincentian Community Residence in Perryville. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Mary Mother of God Chapel in the Vincentian Residence. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the residence chapel. Burial will be in Vincentian Community Cemetery in Perryville...
Clarence Valleroy (04/18/10)
Clarence W. Valleroy, 90, of Perryville, Mo., died April 16, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 5, 1919, in Belgique, Mo., son of the late Edward and Louise Mary Villhard Valleroy. He and Mary Jane Albertson were married June 20, 1942. She preceded him in death Aug. 8, 1979. He and Gladys Mangels Erwin were married May 30, 1984. She preceded him in death May 3, 2006...
Clarence Brown (04/18/10)
Clarence "Bruce" Brown, 75, of Wappapello, Mo., died Monday, April 12, 2010, at Citizens Medical Center, Victoria, Texas. He was born Nov. 27, 1934, at Bardwell, Ky., the son of Clarence and Katherine Walters Brown. He married Margaret Craft on Oct. 19, 1979. She survives him...
Welter - Market (04/18/10)
Jamie Nicole Welter and Jonathan Allen Market were married Aug. 8, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Geri Beussink and vocalists were Jane Oehl and Mike Kohlfeld, all of Jackson...
Payne - Espinoza (04/18/10)
Oral and Lynn Payne of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Payne, to Eric David Espinoza. He is the son of Melesio and Kimberly Espinoza of Cape Girardeau. Payne is a 2007 graduate of Scott City High School. She plans to attend the medical office specialist program at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center this fall. She is employed at Kirlin's Hallmark...
Bowling - Wittenborn (04/18/10)
Tim and Kim Bowling of Bloomfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Alonna Bowling, to Mark Robert Wittenborn. He is the son of Bob and Susie Wittenborn of Cape Girardeau. Bowling is a 2004 graduate of Bloomfield High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University in 2009. She is employed at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Clary - Bollinger (04/18/10)
David and Brenda Clary of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lin Clary, to Carl Scott Bollinger. He is the son of Carl and Janet Bollinger of Patton, Mo. Bollinger is employed by Bollinger Farms. A May wedding is planned. ...
Arnn - Nichols (04/18/10)
Jim and Sandra Arnn of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie Arnn, to Nathan Wayne Nichols. He is the son of David and Jamie Nichols of Cape Girardeau, and the late Jan Halbert of Chaffee, Mo. Arnn is a 2000 graduate of Dermott High School in Dermott, Ark...
Brown - Overbey (04/18/10)
John and Melissa Strickert of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Brown, to Douglas Overbey. He is the son of Dan and Gail Overbey of Cape Girardeau. Brown is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May. She is employed at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics...
Wessell - Watson (04/18/10)
Doug and Susan Wessell of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Jane Wessell, to Matthew Paul Watson, both of Maryland Heights, Mo. He is the son of John and Donna Watson of Waterloo, Ill. Wessell received a bachelor's degree in integrated marketing communications from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is employed by National Medical Billing Services LLC in Wildwood, Mo...
Corbin - Chapman (04/18/10)
GRASSY, Mo. -- Christi Lee Corbin and Ronnie Dean Chapman of Grassy announce their engagement. She is the daughter of the late Grover and Mary Ann Corbin of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Lonnie and Linda Chapman of Grassy. Corbin is a certified nurse aide and a licensed beautician. She is a nurse aide at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau...
Holshouser - Kenkel (04/18/10)
Ronald and Jodean Holshouser of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Lynn Holshouser, to Lawrence Franklin Kenkel. He is the son of Deborah Brennecke of Cape Girardeau. Holshouser is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008...
Weiss - Richardson (04/18/10)
Chris and Lesa Weiss of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Weiss, to Dustin Richardson. He is the son of Dan and Cristy Richardson III of Cape Girardeau. Weiss is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from William Woods University in 2005, and expects to receive a master's degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is a staff accountant at RHC Holding Corp. in Fruitland...
Riley - Estes (04/18/10)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Greg and Rhonda Riley of New Hamburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Marie Riley, to Travis Lee Estes. He is the son of Tracy and Elaine Estes of Scott City. Riley is a 2000 graduate of Kelly High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. ...
Howard - Daniel (04/18/10)
Greg and Joan Howard of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Lea Howard, to Cory Lawson Daniel. He is the son of Crystal Daniel of Jackson and Chuck and Ann Daniel of Imperial, Mo. Howard is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Southeast Missouri State University, and expects to receive a master of arts degree in higher education administration from Southeast in May. ...
Seabaugh - 50 Years (04/18/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Seabaugh of Jackson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner today at Giant City Lodge in Makanda, Ill. Hosts are their daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and John Telle of Uniontown, Mo., and Ann and Wes Kinsey of Cape Girardeau...
Debrock - 50 Years (04/18/10)
Mr. and Mrs. William DeBrock of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 27, 2010. Their sons hosted a week-long stay last July for the entire family at Black Bear Lodge in Branson, Mo. A reception was also held at Drury Lodge. The couple was married Feb. 27, 1960, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Glennon, Mo., by the Rev. Quentin Hahn...
Jackson police report 4/18/10 (04/18/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Summons Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/18/10 (04/18/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 4/18/10 (04/18/10)
The Delta Delta Delta sorority house on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University is under a 24-hour quarantine following the death of a sorority member; cause of death is meningitis. The Special Olympics come to Houck Stadium; young athletes from a wide region take part in the opening ceremony and in a number of events...
School menus April 19-23 (04/18/10)
MONDAY--Chicken nuggets or turkey & cheese on bun, au gratin potatoes, mixed fruit cup, oatmeal/cherry cookie. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or ham & cheese on bun, WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or turkey & cheese on bun, broccoli with cheese sauce, french bread, peaches...
GED milestone (04/18/10)
It would be hard to tell who was prouder: The 70 students who were honored at a GED graduation ceremony earlier this month, their family and friends or the instructors who guided them through the weeks of preparation. Let's call it a draw. They all were bursting with justifiable pride...
Control blowing trash, junk (04/18/10)
In my many trips to the airport from Jackson, I notice how much trash and junk is along the sides of Interstate 55. I see the never-ending efforts of the state to clean up the mess and two weeks later again needing to be cleaned. I wonder what the cost might be statewide...
Speak Out 4/18/10 (04/18/10)
I love your Sunday "news of the weird" articles. It's the first thing I look for on Sundays to bring a smile to my face, and I miss it on the Sundays you don't put it in. Keep up the good work. THE reason for President Clinton's surplus in the 1990s was because the Republican Congress held his feet to the fire. ...
Prayer 4/18/10 (04/18/10)
Bless those who keep your commandments, O God, and seek your grace. Amen.
Report - Congressional Candidate Rick Vandeven Accepts Gift From Supporter (04/18/10)
It has been reported that Missouri 8th Congressional District candidate Rick Vandeven was seen receiving a direct gift from a supporter, a violation of FEC laws, at a Cape Girardeau café this week. The gift in question was apparently a hot cup of coffee...
Pecking the House (04/18/10)
A Downy Woodpecker is making a larger opening on the birdhouse in the bush by my door, It has been fun to watch this little bird at work !
Katie Domian of Cape with Vice President Biden (04/18/10)
Kathleen (Katie) Domian, daughter of Joe and Donna Domian of Cape Girardeau, is pictured with Vice President Joe Biden. Katie helped to coordinate Vice President Biden's visit to the Middle East and they are pictured here in Amman, Jordan where she lives. She also assisted with the Iraqi Out-of-Country elections recently. She graduated from Jackson High in 2003 and has lived in Jordan since graduating from Miami University of Ohio in 2007...
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