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Southeast faculty gets advice on budget concerns (04/23/10)
In light of trying budget times in higher education, faculty at Southeast Missouri State University are seeking advice about their rights. Faculty invited Dr. David Robinson, vice president of the Missouri Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, to answer questions during a town-hall meeting Thursday...
Lack of funding cancels Wilderness Outcry religious retreat (04/23/10)
Wilderness Outcry has been canceled due to a lack of funds, according to a press release issued by Dutch Sheets' office this morning. Sheets, a religious author and faith healer from Colorado, suddenly pulled out after it was determined Wednesday that the five-day religious retreat less than two months away would be scaled back...
Sikeston man injured Thursday in rollover accident (04/23/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. - A Sikeston man sustained serious injuries in a rollover accident Thursday. The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. northbound on U.S. 61, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. A 2002 Buick LeSabre driven by Joshua N. Kinder, 17, of Canalou, Mo., ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned 2 miles north of Highway 80...
Southeast Missouri Hospital recognizes doctor, CEO at dinner (04/23/10)
Retiring obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Scot G. Pringle and James W. Wente, who previously served as Southeast Missouri Hospital's president and CEO, were recognized for their service at the hospital association's annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Show Me Center...
Contractor for Scott County water project charged with labor law violations (04/23/10)
The president of a Michigan construction firm has been charged with numerous violations of the state's prevailing wage law for allegedly failing to pay employees the correct wage for work on construction of a Scott County public water system.
Saturday's Relay for Life event honors victims of cancer (04/23/10)
Staying up all night isn't a big deal to Michelle Jones. She does it to honor the memory of her sister and help people whose lives are being affected the same way hers was 10 years ago. Jones and a team of co-workers from the Bank of Missouri in Cape Girardeau will participate in the American Cancer Society's local Relay For Life on Saturday.
Poll shows Emerson in lead in Eighth District race (04/23/10)
A poll sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's re-election campaign shows the seven-term incumbent holds a commanding lead over Democratic rival Tommy Sowers and that associating Sowers with the policies of President Barack Obama could damage his campaign...
Study shows job growth in Cape Girardeau-Jackson area (04/23/10)
While most metro areas are still losing jobs, the Cape Girardeau area posted job gains according to a study by Moody's Economy.com and msnbc.com.
Drivers urged to avoid parts of Independence Street next week (04/23/10)
The city of Cape Girardeau will be performing repairs on Independence Street beginning next week, according to spokeswoman Nicolette Brennan in a news release. Weather permitting, crews will begin milling and asphalt overlay on Independence Street on Tuesday, with flaggers guiding traffic. ...
Morning fire destroys Cape Girardeau mobile home (04/23/10)
A fire destroyed a vacant Cape Girardeau mobile home earlier this morning.
Body found along Interstate 55 identified (04/23/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A body found along Interstate 55 Tuesday was identified as a Tennessee man, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Gordon Lee Williams, 62, of Harrogate, Tenn., was found by a construction worker resurfacing at I-55 in a wooded area along Missouri Route H, according to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell...
Scott County may be closer to completing landfill closure (04/23/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners are hoping the county landfill has passed another benchmark in the long, slow process of closure, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Commissioners met with Rick Pretz of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Southeast Regional Office in Poplar Bluff during Thursday's county commission meeting to discuss a catch basin for the landfill...
Jazz groups get in the swing for tonight's concert (04/23/10)
Big band sounds and a music veteran's performance will mark the end of the season for the first-ever Jazz Series concerts at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus tonight. Southeast's Studio Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will perform several selections each and welcome a special guest musician, Daniel Jordan...
'Running for One More' marathon helps raise money for adoptions (04/23/10)
Shari Stroup has never run a marathon. Before she decided to join Running for One More to raise awareness and money to help families trying to adopt, she didn't even work out. "I had to go buy tennis shoes, join a gym and start training," said Stroup, a mother of six, including two children adopted from Guatemala. "We step out in faith and do things that seem crazy to others when we follow God's call in our life."...
Memorial to fallen police to be unveiled next month (04/23/10)
A group of law enforcement officers and senior citizens plan to unveil next month a memorial honoring 48 fallen officers with ties to Southeast Missouri. The memorial, which is replacing an existing monument at Cape County Park North, will consist of three black granite panels and a separate panel containing a poem about fallen officers. The three panels will be 4 1/2 feet tall while the panel with the poem will be 2 feet tall...
Ballet an experience mothers and daughters can enjoy together (04/23/10)
Several mother and daughter pairs used the Moscow Festival Ballet's performance of "The Sleeping Beauty" Thursday night at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus as an opportunity to spend time together. Maria Gates of Cape Girardeau brought her daughter, Mia, 8, to watch the professional Russian dancers. Mia is a ballet student at the Academy of Dance Arts in Cape Girardeau...
Southeast Missouri man charged with 20 sex crime counts (04/23/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A registered sex offender from Zalma, Mo., has been charged in Scott County with 20 felonies accusing him of having sex with a person younger than 14. James L. Borders, 49, of Zalma lived in Scott County from 2006 to 2009, when the incidents occurred, Sheriff Rick Walter said in a news release. Borders was being held Thursday on a $200,000 bond at the Scott County Jail, Walter said...
Mo. revenue down, more spending cuts planned (04/23/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Public schools took another funding hit Thursday as Gov. Jay Nixon cut more than $45 million from Missouri's budget to offset worse-than-expected tax collections. The governor's latest actions bring to more than $900 million the total that has been vetoed or cut from this year's $23.7 billion budget for state operations and capital improvements...
St. Louis kickball league booted from city park (04/23/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A 2,500-member kickball league has been booted from a St. Louis park after complaints of drinking, public urination and nudity. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the city revoked the permit this week for the BigBalls Kickball league to play at Tower Grove Park...
Missouri store clerk wins $258M Powerball jackpot (04/23/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A central Missouri convenience store clerk with $28.96 in his bank account and a stack of utility bills to pay came forward Thursday as the winner of a $258 million Powerball jackpot. Chris Shaw, 29, said he plans to use the winnings to pay off the $1,000 he owes a friend for a truck he recently bought, catch up on his utility bills, see a dentist about getting his two missing front teeth replaced, and take his three children and his girlfriend's two children to Walt Disney World in Florida.. ...
Burning oil rig sinks in Gulf, setting stage for big spill (04/23/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for a major spill as it underscored the slim chances that the 11 workers still missing survived...
Nearly 4 million people could pay without health care coverage (04/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4 million Americans -- the vast majority of them middle class -- will have to pay a penalty if they don't get insurance when President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law kicks in, according to congressional estimates released Thursday...
Rise in home sales, fall in jobless claims show economy improving (04/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- The economy is improving, with home sales up, jobless claims down and inflation tame. Yet there are concerns the economic rebound won't get much juice from the housing market, which is being fueled by government tax breaks. Sales of previously occupied homes grew by nearly 7 percent last month, more than expected, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. ...
Schools urge parents not to take children to work (04/23/10)
CHICAGO -- Many U.S. school districts urged parents to keep their children in class and not take them to work Thursday for an annual event they say disrupts learning at an increasingly critical time of year. From Arizona to Illinois to Texas, educators alerted parents that between high-stakes standardized testing in some areas and the H1N1 virus that kept thousands of children home earlier in the school year, the timing of "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" doesn't make sense...
Airline industry uncertain after cloud of volcanic ash (04/23/10)
BRUSSELS -- Thousands of flights are crisscrossing Europe, but things are far from normal: The cloud of volcanic ash and the nearly weeklong shutdown of air traffic have added another element of uncertainty to the hassles of flying. There has been debate over the correct response by airlines and governments to the ash even as the world watches Iceland for any signs of another big eruption...
U.S. Navy SEAL cleared in abuse case (04/23/10)
BAGHDAD -- A U.S. Navy SEAL was cleared Thursday of charges he covered up the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American security contractors. The Blackwater guards' burned bodies were dragged through the streets, and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates River in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah, in what became a turning point in the Iraq war...
Irish bishop resigns in Vatican move against abuse (04/23/10)
VATICAN CITY -- Heads are starting to roll in the Catholic Church's child abuse scandal. Weeks after Europe awoke to reports of clerical sex abuse in its own backyard, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation Thursday of an Irish bishop who acknowledged failing to report abuse to police, while a German bishop also offered to step down...
Jackson bombards Bluff (04/23/10)
While Jackson baseball coach Tatum Kitchen nervously sat at a local hospital in anticipation of the birth of his first child Thursday afternoon, his Indians rolled up their sleeves and delivered a 10-run victory over Poplar Bluff at Whitey Herzog Stadium...
High school roundup: Panthers ride pair of homers past Braves (04/23/10)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks football team ready to wrap up spring work (04/23/10)
The annual spring game is Saturday at Houck Stadium
Gill earns OVC track honor (04/23/10)
Southeast Missouri State senior sprinter Chris Gill has been named OVC male track athlete of the week for his performance Saturday at the Tiger Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. Gill recorded his first individual title of the season, winning the 400 meters in a personal-best 47.95 seconds. That is the top time in the OVC this year and ninth-fastest in school history...
Two OVC leaders prepare for crucial baseball series (04/23/10)
The Ohio Valley Conference regular-season baseball title won't be decided this weekend. But what happens in Jacksonville, Ala., could go a long way toward determining the champion. Southeast Missouri State and Jacksonville State square off in a three-game series featuring two of the three teams virtually tied for the OVC lead. There will be a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday and 1 p.m. contest Sunday...
Richmond grabs victory No. 800 as Southeast's softball coach (04/23/10)
Southeast's coach ranks 18th among active softball coaches
New face of the Rams (04/23/10)
ST. LOUIS -- For Sam Bradford, the thrill of getting picked first in the NFL draft overruled any concerns about being a savior. The St. Louis Rams took the Oklahoma quarterback Thursday night, hoping he can help revive a franchise that has bottomed out from its long-ago days as "The Greatest Show on Turf."...
Easy recycling (04/23/10)
In my neighborhood, Thursday is recycling day. It's the day some of my neighbors put out by the curb an assortment of items to be picked up by city crews. If I had to guess, based on what I see on Thursday mornings, I would guess that two or three households out of every 10 sort their trash and put out what can be recycled...
Art for the kids (04/23/10)
When the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri announced it was planning a scaled-back version of ArtsCape with no big act, food vendors or children's tent, many people just accepted it. Not the Cadmium River Group. When members of the Cape Girardeau-based art group heard there wouldn't be a children's tent, they stepped up to host it, promising art and craft activities to show children how fun art can be...
Tungsten Groove finding its place on the local music scene (04/23/10)
For Stan Denninger, music runs in the family. Having grown up in a family of musicians, he said his interest in it goes back to when he first could walk. Now the keyboardist/vocalist for local rockers Tungsten Groove, Denninger describes himself as a walking jukebox...
Best bet: Cavefest (04/23/10)
Gettin' Lucky productions in Illinois will once again provide an Earth Day gathering and two-day music festival called Cavefest 2010. Bands like Defined Perception, Zmick and Thinner Teed will play today and Saturday at the Shawnee Cave Outdoor Amphitheatre in Carbondale, Ill. ...
Bam! Emeril going strong 20 years on (04/23/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- Nearly 20 years after Emeril Lagasse begged, borrowed and scrounged every penny he could to open his own restaurant, the celebrity chef worried it was all slipping away. Lagasse's 17-year run on the Food Network was over. Hurricane Katrina had caused at least a $1 million loss to his three New Orleans-based restaurants and cut his profits by a third...
Margaret Doublin (04/23/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Margaret A. Doublin, 73, of Brookport, Ill., formerly of Cairo, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Allen Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery at Mounds, Ill...
Bernice LaFaire (04/23/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bernice Marie LaFaire, 67, of Marble Hill died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the chapel. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Sunset Cemetery at Potosi, Mo...
Tim Sadler (04/23/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Tim Sadler, 40, of Anna died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Robert Goins and Mark Goins officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Albert Stoffregen (04/23/10)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Albert August Stoffregen Jr., 73, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at his home in Morehouse. He was born May 2, 1936, in Delta, son of the late Albert August and Freda Allensworth Stoffregen Sr. He and Brenda Hayden were married Jan. 21, 1983...
Carolyn Geittmann (04/23/10)
Carolyn Luton Crain Geittmann, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Olmsted, Ill., to Charlie Meadows and Anna Ervin Luton. She married James W. Crain in 1953, and later married E. Charles Geittmann in 1981. He preceded her in death in 1995...
Sue Bryant (04/23/10)
Sue Bryant, 82, of Baytown, Texas, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, in a Baytown hospital. She was born March 11, 1928, in Cape Girardeau. Bryant was a very active member of Second Baptist Church where she was in the Senior Adult Choir and the Naomi Sunday School Class...
Harold Simpson (04/23/10)
Harold Leroy Simpson, 85, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at The Bluffs in Columbia, Mo. He was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Commerce, Mo., to Aaron Lloyd and Amy Ruth Duckworth Simpson. He attended Illmo-Fornfelt Schools, graduating in 1942. He operated a ferryboat on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., before enlisting in the service...
Herbert Morie (04/23/10)
Herbert V. Morie, 80, of Scott City passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo., where he had lived the past three weeks. He was born Nov. 22, 1929, in New Hamburg, Mo., to Mike and Mayme Horrell Morie. He and Loretta Heise were married in 1952. She passed away in 1975. He and Esther Graden-Turner were married June 6, 1998...
Births 4/23/10 (04/23/10)
Son to Robert Neil and Diana Jean Hale of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:04 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010. Name, Kaden Michael. Weight, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Hale is the former Diana Wilke, daughter of Michael and Janean Wilke of Cape Girardeau. Hale is the son of Bobby and Sherry Hale of Thebes, Ill...
Jackson police report 4/23/10 (04/23/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following item. Miscellaneous * Harassment was reported in the 1200 block of Brandom Street.
Fire report 4/23/10 (04/23/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 4/23/10 (04/23/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 4/23/10 (04/23/10)
The "Hoover Quartet" performs in the evening during a concert by the Southeast Missouri Symphonic Wind Ensemble at University Center; performing "A Grand, Grand Overture," by Malcolm Arnold, were Dean of the College of Humanities Dr. Fred B. Goodwin on soprano Dustbuster; university president Dr. Bill W. Stacy, alto Hoover; Vice President for Student Services Thomas J. Risch, tenor upright Hoover, and Southeast Indians football coach Bob Smith, bass shop vac...
Honor Tour (04/23/10)
If all goes according to schedule, 30 World War II veterans will get a special send-off during a 45-minute program at 8:15 this morning at Jackson High School. The 30 veterans are part of the latest Honor Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial and other sights in the nation's capital...
One of the finest generation (04/23/10)
Another one of America's finest generation passed away. Harold Schmitt of Oak Hills Street died this week. He was our neighbor and one of the finest people we had ever known. He served in a Marine aviation unit in the South Pacific during World War II and retired as a major from the Missouri State Highway Patrol after a 35-year career. ...
Speak Out 4/23/10 (04/23/10)
I reckon the congressional Republicans didn't understand at first. When the people seem to be saying they don't want more government in their lives, that's not always really true, particularly when it comes to Wall Street. I can't think of any other reason why the GOP blinked...
Students participate in Fun Day with the Guard (04/23/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Dylan Harbison said that the weapons simulator she got to use as part of Fun Day with the Missouri National Guard was "sick." It's the 10th graders way of saying it was fun. "It was pretty cool," Harbison said of the high-tech, computerized simulator that allowed her to shoot bad guys as part of a virtual world that emphasizes marksmanship training. ...
205th MP Battalion deploys to Afghanistan (04/23/10)
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Soldiers from the 205th Military Police Battalion left the U.S. Saturday to begin a ten month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, the Poplar Bluff based battalion will work with the Afghan National Police and serve as a police mentor team with four military police companies and one Air Force flight under its command...
"RSVP/VIC Volunteer Round-Up" (04/23/10)
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Volunteer Intergenerational Center held their 2010 Annual Recognition on Tuesday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bavarian Halle in Fruitland. This year's theme was a "Volunteer Round-Up" and most of those attending dressed in western attire. There were prizes awarded to the 3 best dressed winners. Kathy Sweeney, KFVS, was guest speaker for the event and remarked what wonderful and meaningful work volunteers give to our communities...
Singing the Springtime Song (04/23/10)
A little finch sitting on my wind chime singing a beautiful melody .
A Cat Friend (04/23/10)
This cat wanders around the neighborhood and visits my granddaughter everyday, she has named him Cat Friend. He is very affectionate and likes lots of attention.
Ready, Set, Go! (04/23/10)
Tiger Cubs from Pack 15 get ready to compete in the 50 meter dash at the First Annual Cub Scout Track and Field Day at Lou Meugge Field.
Two-faced onion (04/23/10)
This onion was found in a load of produce delivered to Schnucks Tuesday and when I came into work April 20, (I work in the produce department), this onion was sitting there like it was looking out at the world.
WWII honor tour (04/23/10)
The people in photo are from left to right, Tonya Landewee, Tom Daffron (WWII vet)Sherry Rowland and the little boy is Mason Landewee. Mason is Tonya's son, Tonya is Sherry's daughter, and Sherry is Tom's daughter. So the photo has 4 generations (daughter, granddaughter and great grand son to Tom.)We are all very proud to have been a part of the honor tour last year which we got to go on, and also proud to be a part of the send off this year...
WWII honor tour (04/23/10)
This one is of Mason Landewee who is 4 years old and the banner he made and held for the veterans as they boarded back onto the bus.
WWII honor tour (04/23/10)
Jim Rowland, Rodney Landewee, and Gage Rowland waving American flags and banners on the Fruitland I-55 overpass as the Honor Tour bus headed north to the airport.
Spring is here (04/23/10)
First rose of spring in our backyard
A walk in the park (04/23/10)
Along the hiking trail around Tywappity Lake in Chaffee
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