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Stories from Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cape landmarks open doors for scenic drive (04/25/10)
To kick off their tourist season, five historic landmarks in Cape Girardeau welcomed visitors Saturday as part of the 20th annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive, which continues today. One of the four remaining Civil War forts that protected Cape Girardeau in the 1800s, Fort D on Locust Street, allowed visitors to experience camp life and military drills...
Area contractors defend state tax credits as boost to economy (04/25/10)
The debate over tax credits for economic development can be viewed as an attempt to balance the local benefits of individual projects with the systemic problems of a state government that projects a chronic cash shortage. For developers like Chad Hartle, who recently renovated the Schultz School on Pacific Street into Schultz Senior Apartments and wants to do a similar job on Mount Vista Apartments on Lorimier Street, the answer is clear -- all those local benefits add up to a big boost for the state economy.. ...
Benton kicks off 150th anniversary celebration (04/25/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- The sesquicentennial celebration for Benton kicked off Saturday with only two hitches -- the weather and a missing time capsule. The event, originally scheduled to be held on the courthouse lawn, was moved inside the St. Denis Parish Center due to rain and the threat of thunderstorms. More than 300 people attended the ceremony...
Attendance steady on first day of annual scenic drive (04/25/10)
Although the sun didn't shine on Southeast Missouri until late afternoon Saturday, many of the businesses participating in the Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive logged a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. As the clouds cleared above Tower Rock Winery in Altenburg, Mo., around 5 p.m., owner Nancy Hadler said about 30 visitors were sipping wine on their covered veranda and on the pier overlooking the pond...
Colbie Caillat introduces pop to the River Campus (04/25/10)
California surfer girl turned Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat performed the first pop concert at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus on Saturday night.
Relay for Life moves indoors, exceeds fundraising goal (04/25/10)
As a result of sporadic rainfall Saturday, the annual Relay for Life event took place inside the Arena Building this year. "Cancer doesn't cancel due to weather, and neither will the Relay for Life," said Craig Bohnsack, accounting chairman for Relay for Life...
Community honors World War II veterans with send-off ceremony at Jackson High School (04/25/10)
Ever since a national memorial was built in Washington, D.C., to honor those who served their country during World War II, Frank Leet of Jackson has longed for the day when he would visit the site. Leet's wish will be granted when he and 29 other veterans visit the National World War II Memorial over the weekend. ...
Stormy weather postpones vintage baseball game (04/25/10)
Bad weather has postponed a vintage baseball game scheduled for today in Jackson. Russ Wright, general manager of the Clarkes vintage baseball team of Murphysboro, Ill., said he hopes to schedule a new date this year for his squad to play a group of local men at Jackson City Park. More details on the new date could come as early as this week, Wright said.
Guest clinician Dan Jordan joins Southeast jazz ensembles for Friday night performance (04/25/10)
Friday night's jazz concert at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus was the last on-campus performance of the season for the Jazz Lab Band and the Studio Jazz Ensemble.
Children enjoy Messy Morning at the Show Me Center (04/25/10)
CHERYL ELLIS ~ cellis@semissourian.com Messy Morning attracted more than 2,200 people Saturday, April 24, 2010 to the Show Me Center. The University Child Enrichment Center joined with area businesses and organizations to provide the activities for children. A photo gallery is available online at semissourian.com....
St. Baldrick's shaves heads at Buckner Brewing Co. for child cancer research (04/25/10)
KRISTIN EBERTS ~ keberts@semissourian.com Robin Shy smiles as Laura Green of the JCPenney Salon shaves her head during the St. ...
Club news 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
Lois Seabaugh hosted the April 8 meeting of the Town & Country FCE Club held at My Daddy's Cheesecake. After dinner, Carolyn Thompson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by eight members with their favorite food to barbecue...
Mo. students run art and clothing boutique (04/25/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- She's the future psychology major in the room, so let Johnea Watson unravel this flock of teenage fashion designers and entrepreneurs. Their school, Paseo Academy, is opening a student-run store to sell their lines of clothing and art, and in every direction Johnea turns, she sees students putting themselves on the line...
St. Louis housing program brings stability to the homeless (04/25/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The two men once bounced from one downtown park to another, sleeping in tents or under cardboard in relative anonymity. Then last fall, Tremayne Gates and Clint Smith briefly became the center of a debate over how the city should treat its homeless and their possessions...
Great-grandson of Churchill visits Missouri (04/25/10)
FULTON, Mo. -- The great-grandson of Winston Churchill says he was in awe when he stood at the same podium where his ancestor gave "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946. Jonathan Sandys, 34, is in Missouri this weekend to receive the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative in Marshfield...
Kansas man beats Jefferson City, Mo., pizza challenge (04/25/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas man trying to pay for a trip to Las Vegas earned several hundred dollars by wolfing down more than 300 square inches of pizza in an hour. Randy Santel, of Overland Park, Kan., gorged himself on the 18-inch-by-18-inch square pizza, topped with hamburger, pepperoni and Canadian bacon. And he washed it down with a full drink, earning a $450 prize from a Jefferson City pizza restaurant...
Strong storms blow through Mo. (04/25/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Strong winds and hail pummeled parts of southwest and Southeast Missouri, blowing down trees and causing damage near Table Rock Lake. Taney County deputies reported "significant" damage to boats and docks at State Park Marina near Table Rock Dam. Several trees also were blown down Saturday after what the National Weather Service called a possible tornado hit the area...
Eye on Greece, finance leaders to attack debt (04/25/10)
WASHINGTON -- Financial leaders, with an eye on Greece, pledged Saturday to address the risks posed to the global recovery from high government debt. But they also stressed that high unemployment in many countries remained a threat to a sustainable recovery from the deepest global downturn since the end of World War II...
Hispanics fear profiling under Arizona immigration law (04/25/10)
PHOENIX -- Arodi Berrelleza isn't one of the targets of Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigration -- he's a U.S. citizen, a high school student from Phoenix. But the 18-year-old said he's afraid he'll be arrested anyway if police see him driving around with friends and relatives, some of them illegal immigrants...
No thongs in 'Mayberry with a beach' (04/25/10)
KURE BEACH, N.C. -- A North Carolina town that the mayor called "Mayberry with a beach" has banned swimmers from wearing thongs. Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth said "we're going to keep this as close to Mayberry with a beach as you can keep it," referring to the idyllic Southern community portrayed on the 1960s TV series "The Andy Griffith Show."...
St. Vincent dominates familiar foe in rematch of Class 1 title game (04/25/10)
The Indians saw Friday's girls soccer game as an opportunity to validate last year's Class 1 state championship.
Tyler Qualls: Jackson's sure-handed receiver (04/25/10)
Jackson seniors Tyler Qualls and Matt Crader like to catch things together. The two boys are fishing buddies. But when it comes to their favorite catch of the day, it just might be base runners.
Central dismisses Bluff (04/25/10)
The Tigers earned a 10-5 victory in baseball action Friday.
Central suffers 5-0 setback in girls soccer (04/25/10)
The Central girls soccer team lost to Westminister 5-0 on Saturday morning at the Capital City Invitational. Cali Knepp was in goal for the Tigers and recorded 20 saves. The Tigers fell to 1-11. Friday and Saturday afternoon games were rained out. -- From staff reports...
High school roundup: Notre Dame fights off Kennett (04/25/10)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian
Weather ruins Redhawks' spring game (04/25/10)
Southeast Missouri State quarterback Matt Scheible suggested with a smile that the Redhawks' defense was fortunate Saturday. Inclement weather, punctuated by lightning, put an end to Southeast's spring intrasquad football game after about seven minutes of play...
Area calendar 4/24/10 (04/25/10)
Baseball Basketball Miscellaneous Running Softball Swimming Tennis Triathlon Volleyball Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail to be included in the calendar....
Area digest 4/24/10 (04/25/10)
The team of Judy Brey, Lisa Bjelich and Mary Alice Regenhardt scored a 62.67 to win the Cape Girardeau Country Club's Women's Golf Association's weekly outing. The team of Betty Michel, Shirley Moore and Janet White took second. The team of Mary Jane Eftink and Kim Swartz shot a 79 to win the Ladies Day golf outing at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Zito quiets Cards' bats (04/25/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Zito struck out 10 over eight crisp innings, pinch-hitter Andres Torres singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Saturday night. Zito outpitched Adam Wainwright to come out on top in an impressive pitchers' duel, earning his first career victory against the Cardinals after starting 0-4 over his initial five outings...
Rams spend early picks upgrading puny offense (04/25/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Choosing Sam Bradford No. 1 over a pair of highly-touted defensive tackles set the tone for the St. Louis Rams. They concentrated on improving the NFL's puniest offense all three days. Five of the first seven picks went to upgrading an attack that averaged just 10.9 points per game and mustered a touchdown or fewer in 13 games with Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson the lone threat. ...
Lincecum pitches Giants past Cards (04/25/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum knows he might not have made it through a start like this two years ago, when his best stuff wasn't there. That's how far the Giants ace has come trusting that he can get it done no matter the circumstances. Lincecum struck out eight to win his initial four starts for the first time in his career, San Francisco scored runs on a pair of errors and a wild pitch, and the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak...
Pet of the week (04/25/10)
Pet name: Roxy Owner: Karen Grayson Favorite activity: Cooling off in the swimming hole. ...
Looking good from a distance (04/25/10)
The trees appeared so beautiful -- too perfect. They were in the distance -- layered in sequence -- flaunting their stunning colors. They seemed to say. "Look at me. Isn't God's handiwork marvelous?" I went along with their pretense. The scenery was far away as my husband and I sped down the interstate on our way to Pennsylvania. ...
FYI 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
The Rev. Oscar Lukefahr, the C. M. director of Catholic Home Study Service, will be speaking at Old St. Vincents Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Lukefahr's Catholic Home Study Servic in Perryville, Mo., offers free correspondence courses on the Catholic faith. The topics for the presentation will be "The Privilege of Being Catholic," and "The Four Steps to Happiness." The presentation is free and open to the public...
Learning to serve: The Rev. Zack Strong says he learned to serve in the church at a young age. (04/25/10)
The Rev. Zack Strong, senior pastor at Christ Church of the Heartland, said he learned to serve in the church at a young age. As a teenager he served as a youth director and a Sunday school superintendent. As time progressed he became more and more involved in various leadership roles. ...
Southern Illinois man graduates from basic training (04/25/10)
Former Thebes, Ill., resident Thomas L. Hedrick III has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, Hedrick studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. ...
Fomer Southeast student receives Mattingly Award in Historic Preservation (04/25/10)
Former Southeast Missouri State University student Danielle Lewon is the recent recipent of 2010 Arthur H. Mattingly Award in Historic Preservation award from the Historic Preservation Association, department of history and the Historic Preservation program at Southeast. ...
Former Cape Girardeau resident graduates from Army basic training (04/25/10)
Former Cape Girardeau resident Sylvia A. Lindy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training Lindy studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. ...
Adopt Bengal (04/25/10)
Bengal is an 8-month-old male pit bull mix. He has a sweet personality and absolutely loves attention. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Adopt Archie (04/25/10)
Archie is a 1-year-old white cat with some tabby on him. He is declawed and neutered. Archie needs a quiet home without dogs. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Local high school students chosen for annual Sophomore Pilgrimage (04/25/10)
Four students were selected to attend the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage, sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Club. Dustin Oehl, son of Rodney and Pam Oehl of Friedheim, Mo., was chosen from Oak Ridge High School. Kristen Boyd, daughter of John and Cathy Boyd of Jackson, was selected for Jackson High School. ...
Bashin Trash and Cape Friends of the Parks Day bring people out clean up Cape (04/25/10)
April 17 was full of people doing good for the environment in Cape Girardeau. Two city events, Bashin Trash and Cape Friends of the Parks Day, brought people out of their routine weekend chores and into the parks, streets and streams in Cape Girardeau to clean up. ...
Bricks for the birds (04/25/10)
When the old Washington School on North Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau was demolished and its debris swept away last summer, a home was lost. The school's brick chimney was home to more than 1,000 birds known as chimney swifts. During August and September, the birds stop in Cape Girardeau while migrating back to South America after breeding in the Northern Hemisphere...
Hear and respond to God's voice (04/25/10)
With the days getting warmer and daylight lingering, many of us are finding any and every reason to get outside being reminded that yes, even in April you can get a sunburn. Soon the swimming pools will be open with volleyball and Marco Polo. This aquatic variation of hide and seek demands hearing. The one who is "it" must listen with the purpose of distinguishing the distance and location of those who are hiding. The key to this game is hearing the voice and following it...
Flowers of a petal grow together (04/25/10)
Two of Missouri's many beautiful wild spring-blooming woodland flowers are shown here growing together. The blue and violet smaller flowers represent the wild blue phlox. The larger white flower is the blossom of a mayapple plant. The flower of the mayapple will generally be about 2 1/4 inches across and grow out from a fork in the single stem...
Barbara Rauh (04/25/10)
Barbara Ann Rauh, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 18, 1930 in Cape Girardeau to Charles and Anna Kneibert Holderman. She and Warren L. Rauh were married Aug. 4, 1951, at Piggott, Ark...
Henry Buchheit (04/25/10)
Henry "Hank" Buchheit, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 15, 1929, in St. Louis, the son of Albert Joseph and Leneta Loretta Hotop Buchheit. He and Ada Lee Eftink were married June 11, 1955, at Guardian Angel Church in Oran, Mo. She preceded him in death Nov. 10, 1999...
Eva Hart (04/25/10)
Eva "Irene" Hart, 78, of Delta went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 23, 2010, at The Lutheran Home. She was born March 6, 1932, in Elvins, Mo., to the late Thomas and Grace Midget Johnson. She married David Hart on June 18, 1952. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta and a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee, Mo...
Births 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
Daughter to Scott Darrell and Elizabeth Ann Penny of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:29 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010. Name, Bailee Elizabeth. Weight, 3 pounds, 8 ounces. First child. Mrs. Penny is the former Elizabeth Scherer, daughter of Debbie Scherer of Poplar Bluff and James Scherer of Scott City. Penny is the son of Floyd Penny and Jeanine Henderson of Cape Girardeau...
Castleman - Walter (04/25/10)
Alisha Katherine Castleman and Seth Micheal Walter were married Dec. 26, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. Ed Carter performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mark and Paula Castleman of Cape Girardeau, and Rick and Lisa Walter of Benton, Mo...
Crowell - Pfeiffer (04/25/10)
PATTON, Mo. -- Michael and Debra Crowell of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Crowell, to Pfc. Adam Pfeiffer. He is the son of Doug and Lisa Pfeiffer of Perryville, Mo., and Larry and Lisa Fadler of Sedgewickville, Mo. Crowell is a senior at Meadow Heights High School, and is enrolled at Mineral Area College...
Phillips - Wiseman (04/25/10)
Allen and Aleda Phillips of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Majhon Lenel Phillips, to R. Noah Wiseman. He is the son of Randy and Jo Beth Wiseman of Malden, Mo. Phillips is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. She received bachelor degrees in music and German from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008, and expects to receive a master's degree from the University of Illinois in May...
Hency - Otis (04/25/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kenny and Kim Steimle of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Nicole Hency, to David Lee Otis, both of Imperial, Mo. He is the son of Larry and Dawn Otis of Imperial. Hency is a 2006 graduate of Chaffee High School. She is a daycare worker at Academy for Creative Education in Imperial...
Suedmeyer - Ross (04/25/10)
Dr. Kirk and Joyce Suedmeyer of Kansas City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Sharee Suedmeyer of Columbia, Mo., to D. Bryan Ross Jr. of St. Louis. He is the son of David and Susan Ross of Cape Girardeau. Suedmeyer is a 2004 graduate of Center High School in Kansas City. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008. She is a sixth grade teacher at Williamsburg Elementary School in Williamsburg, Mo...
Smith - Rieber (04/25/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Margaret Jackson of Oran announces the engagement of her daughter, Holly Jo Smith, to Christopher John Rieber, both of Glen, Mont. He is the son of John and Michele Rieber of Glen. Smith is also the daughter of the late Tony Scheeter of Oran...
Scherer - Buckmaster (04/25/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Bruce and Michelle Scherer of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ann Scherer, to Tyler James Buckmaster. He is the son of Bret and Suzanne Buckmaster of Kansas City, Mo. Scherer is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. She received a bachelor of science degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, and is pursuing a master's degree in occupational therapy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City...
Hrabar - 45 Years (04/25/10)
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Hrabar of Jackson celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary April 24. Hrabar and Shirley J. Nagy were married April 24, 1965, at St. James Catholic Church in Woodbridge, N.J. Their attendants were Ann Broehl, sister of the bride, and Joseph Hrabar, brother of the groom...
Dybell - 66 Years (04/25/10)
Mr. and Mrs. John Stanley Dybell of Jackson celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary April 22. Dybell and Helen Elizabeth Gonczy were married April 22, 1944, in Whiting, Ind. They have six children, Ron Dybell of West Virginia, Laura (Gary) King of South Carolina, Lance (Debbie) Dybell of Indiana, Cassie Zeilenga and Pattie (Kevin) Rockhill of Missouri, and Kim (Wayne) Holyfield of Alabama...
Fire report 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police/fire report 4/25/2010 (04/25/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Miscellaneous Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Out of the past 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council, meeting in special session, decides to use general fund revenue and interest money from the city's $5 million in multipurpose building bonds to make the first bond payment and avoid default; the council authorizes use of $177,673.07 in interest money and $80,956.93 in general fund revenue to make the payment...
School menus for April 26-30 (04/25/10)
MONDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, peaches. TUESDAY--Hot dog or turkey & cheese on bun, mac & cheese, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Taco salad or ham & cheese on bun, corn, pears. THURSDAY--French toast sticks & sausage or turkey & cheese on bun, pineapple...
My life with autism (04/25/10)
Taylor Crowe of Cape Girardeau gave a talk April 16 at California State University-Fullerton to the Fifth Annual General/Special Education Collaborative: "Autism, Inclusion and Evidence Based Practice." Here are excerpts: By Taylor Crowe...
Charter draft (04/25/10)
The idea of charter government for Cape Girardeau County isn't generating much debate. No one, or no group, is actively promoting the idea. And there is little feedback on the idea, pro or con, whenever it comes up in news reports. One reason for this may be the fact that there isn't anything -- yet -- to react to. ...
Speak Out 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
I wish people in Missouri would throw trash away in proper places. I travel on so many roads that have trash lying around everywhere. Missouri, wake up and smell fresh air, and welcome people with a friendly atmosphere. SOMEONE said in a Speak Out comment that he loves President Obama. ...
Prayer 4/25/10 (04/25/10)
We lift up our voices to praise you, O God, in word and song. Amen.
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