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Authorities release name of Tuesday fatal crash victim (04/21/10)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the name of the person who died in a car car on Route EE near Delta. The highway patrol said that Kyle S. Phelps, 16, of Chaffee, Mo., was driving a 1972 Chevrolet eastbound on the roadway at 4:20 p.m...
Cape Girardeau, Jackson preparing for economic boost from Blue Angels appearance at Regional Air Show (04/21/10)
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels appearance in the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival may be more than two months away, but area hotels and tourism officials already realize the $1 million effect the event could have on the community. Scheduled for June 19 and 20, the air festival marks the return of the Blue Angels precision flying team that last appeared in Cape Girardeau in 1992...
Over 2,600 signatures required to force Cape Girardeau casino vote (04/21/10)
Anyone seeking to put the question of whether Cape Girardeau should have a casino on a ballot will need to gather at least 2,635 signatures from registered voters in the city. That is 15 percent of the ballots cast for governor in 2008, the standard under state law for forcing a vote on gambling. There were 17,562 ballots cast, county elections director Joey Keys said Tuesday...
Southeast Missouri car dealerships reporting booming business in 2010 (04/21/10)
Strong car sales this spring are a sign of an economic rebound in progress, according to many local auto dealers. Sales here are on trend with a nationwide increase in vehicle purchases. U.S. Automakers reported sales leapt 24 percent in March compared with a year earlier, The Associated Press reported Monday...
Discovery Playhouse to open Thursday (04/21/10)
The Discovery Playhouse will open as scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday in its new location at 502 Broadway, interim executive director Janet Livingston said Tuesday. The museum has been under construction for much of the past two years and will open with the first floor ready for visitors and a traveling exhibit on insects from Purdue University.
Oliver North fundraiser in Cape Girardeau postponed (04/21/10)
Oliver North's planned speech May 1 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau has been postponed, organizers said today. Dr. Joe Baker, president of the board of directors of the Stars and Stripes National Museum/Library in Bloomfield, Mo., said the short time to plan the event and a lack of corporate sponsors were factors that led to the postponement.
Cape Girardeau police investigating break-in, attempted break-in at downtown businesses (04/21/10)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a break-in of one business and searching for a suspect in the attempted break-in of another this morning.
Former Stoddard County doctor arrested on drug charges (04/21/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A former Stoddard County doctor charged with illegally obtaining prescription drugs was arrested Monday night, the Daily Statesman newspaper reported on its website. Dr. Donna Jo Allmon, 43, a family practice physician whose last known address was at Advance, Mo., was charged with seven Class D felonies of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and seven Class C felonies of possession of a controlled substance by Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported Tuesday.. ...
Missing Stoddard County man found in Tennessee (04/21/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Dexter man who went missing Monday afternoon has been found, alive and well, in Nashville, Tenn. The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department said in a news release early Wednesday morning that Ralph Hall, 76, was found in Nashville and that family members were en route Wednesday morning to pick him up there.
Colbie Caillat talks social media, new music and playing in Cape (04/21/10)
Anyone can be friends with Colbie Caillat. The singer-songwriter, coming to Cape Girardeau on Saturday, has made it a point to make social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace a main part of her life and career. As one of the first artists to make it big in the virtual world before even recording in the real world, Caillat said she feels the Internet has been vital to her success.
Arrest warrant issued for former Stoddard County doctor on drug charges (04/21/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of a former Stoddard County doctor who is accused of using a fictitious name to obtain prescription medications, as well as illegally possessing the drugs, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported...
Highway 72 in Bollinger County will be reduced for pavement repairs (04/21/10)
Highway 72 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs from Highway 51 to the Madison County line. Weather permitting, the work will begin from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday...
Highway 72 in Madison County reduced to one lane for repairs (04/21/10)
Highway 72 in Madison County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform patching repairs from Route OO to the Bollinger County line. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Woman dead after Scott County fire (04/21/10)
MINER, Mo. - A woman died as the result of a fire Tuesday morning at her home, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Scott County Coroner Scott Amick said Donna J. Gerhardt, 47, was pronounced dead at Missouri Delta Medical Center at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday...
Scott City man issued citations, sent to hospital after car catches on fire (04/21/10)
A Scott City man was issued two citations after his vehicle overturned and caught on fire on Interstate 55 late Monday.
In federal court: Cape man gets more than 18 years in prison for meth lab (04/21/10)
The following information was released Tuesday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing in federal court before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey on Monday. SENTENCED Name: Scott Eugene Peetz Age: 50 Residence: Cape Girardeau...
Lieutenant governor receives Eagle Scout award (04/21/10)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award on Tuesday by the Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award is presented to Eagle Scouts who, through their life work and by giving back to their communities, set themselves apart. ...
Officials say 2010 census return rate lags from decade ago (04/21/10)
For those who haven't yet mailed in a census form, it's probably too late to avoid a visit from one of the army of enumerators that will begin home visits May 1. The home visits will follow up on the massive mail-in campaign that has been going on for the past month, said Rich Gerdes, assistant regional Census Bureau manager in Kansas City, Mo. But it is not too late to mail in the form or contact the bureau directly to have census information taken by telephone, he said...
Business owners testify against fake pot ban (04/21/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several small business owners urged Missouri lawmakers Tuesday not to ban synthetic marijuana, saying sales of the product have benefited their shops and the state. The business owners were the first to speak against the proposed ban since lawmakers began working on the measure earlier this year. ...
Bank tax getting support in Congress (04/21/10)
WASHINGTON -- A new tax on large banks is picking up support in Congress as Democrats target financial institutions that benefited from the Wall Street bailout to help pay for their jobs program and other election-year initiatives. One senator, Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday he wants to include the bank tax in a bill stiffening financial regulations, an idea rejected by Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn...
Court voids law aimed at graphic animal cruelty videos (04/21/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, with only one dissenting vote, on Tuesday struck down a federal ban on videos that show graphic violence against animals. The ruling cheered free speech advocates, but it raised concerns that more animals will be harmed...
Lengthy volcano eruption would put economy under a cloud (04/21/10)
AMSTERDAM -- Even as Europe's dormant airports sputter back to life, prudent travelers and businessmen should ask: What if Iceland's volcano erupts again? Because it might. Over and over again, for weeks, perhaps months, scientists say. The last eruption from the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in 1821 lasted off-and-on for 13 months -- but back then there were no jet engines to get clogged by ash...
Notre Dame holds off Scott City (04/21/10)
Notre Dame senior Jeremy Essner feared the worst when he rolled a grounder to the right side with the bases loaded Tuesday. "I was really worried," he said. "I was scared. I was hoping that it would find a hole because I'm not the fastest person. I would probably get doubled off."...
HIgh school roundup: St. Vincent soccer nets 10th win (04/21/10)
All the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks avenge loss, rout Salukis 13-1 (04/21/10)
Southeast banged out 18 hits against the regional rival
St. Louis Rams announce 2010 schedule (04/21/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams will open the season at home for the first time in three years, playing the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 12. Three of the first four games will be at home for the Rams, 1-15 last year. The last time they opened at home was 2007, when they lost 27-13 to the Carolina Panthers...
Rams send former No. 1 pick Carriker to 'Skins in draft swap (04/21/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The Washington Redskins have acquired former first-round pick Adam Carriker from the St. Louis Rams in a low-cost deal that provides an option along the defensive line if Albert Haynesworth is traded. The Redskins got a great price Tuesday for the 13th overall pick in 2007. They swapped fifth-round picks with the Rams, moving down 28 spots in that round, but in a swap of seventh-rounders Washington actually moved up three spots...
Diamondbacks win see-saw battle with Cards (04/21/10)
PHOENIX -- Pitcher Dan Haren had a career-high four hits to overcome a shaky start and help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-7 on Tuesday night. Haren tied a franchise record for pitchers with his four hits, set twice by former Diamondback Micah Owings. The last major-league pitcher to get four hits in a game was the Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano on May 23, 2008...
Cook onions once, doctor them up into many meals later (04/21/10)
I'm all about food that can multitask. As in, if I'm going to put the effort into something, I want it to be not just a dinner, but a building block for other meals later in the week. That was the inspiration for this ridiculously easy caramelized onion recipe. I wanted something effortless, versatile and really flavorful that could be used in a number of ways...
Parsnips: A root vegetable for spring and fall (04/21/10)
Parsnips -- along with other vegetables that grow underground such as beets, sweet potatoes and turnips -- evoke thoughts of autumn and root cellars. But spring is when this carrot-shaped root really shines. At the least, parsnips need to go through an autumn frost or two in order to turn some of their starches into sugars. When they're allowed to winter over before being dug up, their flavors become much sweeter and richer...
Recipe Swap: Recipes of the Delta Gamma sisterhood (04/21/10)
I received a package in the mail this week from my cousin in Virginia. She sent me a copy of the cookbook Northern Virginia Delta Gamma's "Doing Good in the Kitchen." It is a collection of recipes from Delta Gamma sisters from all across the country. I found many recipes called for regional or local ingredients, which I find very interesting. I thumbed through the book and chose a few recipes to include here today...
London museum displays gowns worn by Grace Kelly (04/21/10)
LONDON -- Dresses that Grace Kelly wore in screen classics such as "High Society" and "Rear Window" are going on show at a London museum. "Grace Kelly: Style Icon" at the Victoria and Albert Museum will display the glamorous wardrobe of the Oscar winning actress-turned-princess. Exhibits include the gown Kelly wore to accept her Oscar in 1955, as well as the outfit she wore to her first meeting with her husband Prince Rainier III of Monaco later that year...
Brady Bollinger (04/21/10)
GLENALLEN, Mo. — Brady Bollinger, 48, of Glenallen died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. Burial will be in Hahn Chapel Cemetery near Marble Hill.
Margaret Hamm (04/21/10)
Margaret Ann Hamm, 63, of Scott City died Monday, April 19, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 7, 1947, at Fornfelt, daughter of Alva Lester and Dorothy Mae Green Sebright. She and Jackie Ray Hamm were married Jan. 15, 1966, at Scott City...
Mary Jacobs (04/21/10)
CASEYVILLE, Ill. -- Mary L. Norris Jacobs, 76, of Caseyville died Monday, April 19, 2010, at St. Paul's Home in Belleville, Ill. She was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Thebes, Ill. Mary shared her life with her husband, Arthur E. "Bucky" Jacobs 52 years before he passed away March 11, 2005...
Harold Schmitt (04/21/10)
Harold M. Schmitt, who would have turned 90 April 25, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Schmitt was retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He was born April 25, 1920, in Barnhart, Mo., to William H. and Mathilda Oberfeld Schmitt...
Barbara Cavaness-Snider (04/21/10)
Barbara J. Cavaness-Snider, 69, of Miami died Monday, April 12, 2010, at Memorial Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 13, 1941, in Scott City, to Paul E. and Gladys Virginia Kinder Cavaness. She leaves behind two sons, Ronn D. Snider of Bronson, Fla., Eric J. Snider of Manchester, Mo.; two daughters, Jama L. Snider of Miami, Tara S. Insua of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; a brother, Ronald L. Cavaness of Vernon, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Births 4/21/10 (04/21/10)
Daughter to Andy James and Angie Sue Head of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:23 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2010. Name, Jessalyn Rae. Weight, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Head is the former Angie Berkbigler, daughter of Bonnie Berkbigler of Perryville, Mo., and the late Allen Berkbigler. She is employed at Doctors' Park Surgery. Head is the son of Jim and Pam Head of Altenburg, Mo. He is employed at Citizens Electric...
Jackson police report 4/21/10 (04/21/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/21/10 (04/21/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 4/21/10 (04/21/10)
The Rev. Alonzo Rhodes is the new pastor at New Testament Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau; he is the former pastor of New Hope Baptist Church and also served a number of other area churches. Fruitland Dressed Meats of Cape Girardeau, a second market of Fruitland Dressed Meats, at Fruitland, has leased a building at 1407 N. Kingshighway from Leonard Dowd; the new outlet will be open following renovation of the structure...
Matter of trust (04/21/10)
An unfortunate reality of current political life is that few topics today generate overwhelming support or condemnation. We are clearly divided in this great nation over issues large and small. But now -- at long last -- comes one topic that has gathered nearly 80 percent agreement among the American public. Unfortunately that massive rallying issue is our universal distrust of the federal government...
Special Olympics (04/21/10)
The Southeast Missouri spring games of the Missouri Special Olympics were held recently at Southeast Missouri State University. Athletes from 14 counties competed in track and field events. Throughout the summer, the university will also be the host for the Special Olympics outdoor championships that include softball, tennis and golf...
Speak Out 4/21/10 (04/21/10)
SOUTHEAST Missouri's students are finishing up the MAP test once again, so in a few months we'll hear another uproar about school performance. Schools should not be the only responsible party for these results. Parents are big factors. Since policy soon will require all students to perform at the proficient level, parents with students who score less than proficient should pay a tax, just like those who don't buy health insurance will. Or is that the insurance salesman's responsibility?...
Prayer 4/21/10 (04/21/10)
Give us strength when we feel weak, O God, and look with favor on our efforts. Amen.
Jo Ann Emerson Returns Home -- To Speak To Washington DC Lobbyists (04/21/10)
Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson had a full plate on Tuesday in Washington, DC. At noon, Emerson addressed the American League of Lobbyists during a closed-door luncheon at the exclusive Capital Hill Club. Before running for Congress, Emerson worked as an insurance lobbyist. That evening, Emerson held her second fundraiser this cycle at Washington DC's Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, for the price of $1,000 per attendee...
This district is not for sale! (04/21/10)
Hollywood has finally found Cape Girardeau! First it was Killshot, and now it's the National Resources Defense Council. The most extreme environmentalist lobby in the country is coming to the 8th District to back Jo Ann Emerson's opponent for Congress. ...
Little Girls are the Flowers of Life (04/21/10)
On Saturday, April 17, Girl Scout Troop 50216 participated in the Friends of the Parks Day at Capaha Park through the Volunteer Intergenerational Center. This troop which consists of girls from Gordonville, Immaculate Conception, and North Elementary School in Jackson along with their leaders enjoyed the day by planting flowers in a designated area. These special little girls are the flowers of life and we thank them for filling our world with beauty...
Perryville Girl Scouts recognized for earning highest Girl Scout award (04/21/10)
Seven Girl Scouts from Perryville High School have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Samantha Amberger, Natalie Bauwens, Olivia Duvall, Morgan Franklin, Maria Kramer, Hannah Kutz, and Megan Lundy each earned the Girl Scout Gold Award by completing extensive leadership requirements, including thirty hours in a leadership role and forty hours of career exploration. ...
Hee Haw Dinner Theatre (04/21/10)
The First General Baptist Church of Jackson Youth are proud to present their 6th Annual Dinner Theatre Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. This year the youth will be presenting "Hee Haw". Show times are Friday at 6:30, Saturday at 5:00 and 7:30. ...
Farmington Sapper company trains for urban ops at new MOUT facility (04/21/10)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- To a passerby, it would have looked like 40 or so Missouri National Guard Soldiers were actually storming an occupied city building. The Citizen-Soldiers were dressed in full battle gear -- including weapons and helmets -- with their eyes scanning for any potential hostile forces inside...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (04/21/10)
Yoda is a beautiful calico cat. This one-year-old is really a nice girl! Yoda is spayed and up-to-date on shots. Yoda is available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
Featured Pet (04/21/10)
Roxy is a four year old spayed female. She loves to sit on your shoulder. She is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. (573)334-5837 To see more pets please visit us at www.semopets.org
Walmart volunteers for Special Olympics (04/21/10)
Cape Girardeau Walmart associates raise funds for Special Olympics at the Show Me Center food booth during the recent Indoor Special Olympics Track meet. Shown in photo: Valerie Wondrick, Pam Chavez (organizer), Mary Stevens, Greg Stevens, Brock Chavez, Valerie Galloway, Curtis Dow, and Melanie Dow with baby Lachlan Dow...
Officers present medals at Special Olympics (04/21/10)
Cpls. Al Spencer and Adam Glueck of the Cape Girardeau Police Department presented a medal to a winner in the Special Olympic Indoor Track meet held recently at the Show Me Center.
Special Olympics winners get medals (04/21/10)
Winners in the recent Special Olympics Indoor Track Meet take their platform positions and accept their medals from local Cape Girardeau police officers, Cpl. Al Spencer and Cpl. Adam Glueck.
Running for Special Olympics (04/21/10)
Runners round the first turn as they race around the track to win a medal in the recent Special Olympics Indoor Track Meet at the Show Me Center.
Jackson Mayor Lohr gets flushed (04/21/10)
Jackson mayor, Barbara Lohr, was "flushed" on Saturday. Her donation to the American Cancer Society continued the toilet's movement to a different yard by the Kluesner Krusaders Relay for Life Team. Cape Girardeau and Jackson are not giving "to pot;" the Krusaders just want to "flush cancer down the drain." Please join all the Relay for Life teams at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau beginning at 3 p.m. ...
Girl Scouts are Friends of the Park (04/21/10)
Troop 50336 helped out at the annual Friends of the Park work day on April 17th.
Sunday Afternoon (04/21/10)
Even this dog was enjoying the beautiful afternoon on Sunday, April 18, 2010. We were in St. Louis for the day and happened to catch this happy pup on camera as the car he was in came up next to ours.
Friends of the Park (04/21/10)
Troop 50336 helped out at the annual Friends of the Park work day on April 17th.
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