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Boil-water order for northern part of Cape in effect until Wednesday (04/26/10)
A precautionary boil-water order is in effect in Cape Girardeau until noon on Wednesday for residents of the northern part of the city. Workers are repairing a water line after it was hit by a contractor, said city spokeswoman Nicolette Brennan. Service should be restored by 4 p.m. today, but the city will continue to flush and test water lines...
Weekend rains cause rivers in Missouri to rise (04/26/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Heavy weekend rain has caused rivers to rise in Missouri, and some towns are seeing renewed flooding. The Grand River near Chillicothe on Monday morning was 8.8 feet above flood stage. Some roads were under water. A quick decline was expected...
Six injured in Bollinger County crash (04/26/10)
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. - Six people were sent to the hospital after two vehicles collided on Highway 51 Sunday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports web site, the accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. A 1989 Chevrolet truck driven by Lisa A. Abney, 31, of Fredericktown, Mo., crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Tommie A. Reece, 64, of Park Hills, Mo., in the left front...
Higher education center classes to be taught at Career and Technology Center, Central High School (04/26/10)
Classes will start in June for a summer science class at Cape Girardeau County's new higher education center and enrollment for fall is expected to begin soon. Organizers of the project took a step forward last week in securing facilities for a community college that has been in the works for years. ...
Perry County economy continues growing, with more jobs on the way (04/26/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- With expanding businesses, low employment and new industry on the horizon, Perry County is seeing economic growth at a time when most other communities are struggling. Last month Gilster-Mary Lee announced its adding 50 new jobs and this summer construction will begin on a new wood-fueled power plant that will create about 100 jobs...
Sikeston man's appeal denied in 2007 fatal shooting case (04/26/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A rural Sikeston man convicted for the killing of a Morehouse man with a shotgun outside of a Sikeston bar has lost an appeal. Lee Roy "Chuck" King II, 36, was convicted in 2008 of the March 27, 2007, shooting death of 37-year-old Richard L. Sterling...
Not-for-profit programs hold Kentuck Derby parties to raise money (04/26/10)
Two local not-for-profit organizations are using the Kentucky Derby as a reason to celebrate and raise funds for their causes. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri and the Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship program both have Derby Day fundraisers scheduled for Saturday to coincide with the 137th annual "run for the roses."...
Federal prosecutor to handle Piedmont bomb threat case (04/26/10)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- Ongoing federal prosecution of a Piedmont, Mo., man accused of calling in a bomb threat at Windsor Foods led to his state charges being dismissed. Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Ramshur reportedly dismissed the charges against Marty Allen Shriver, 27, Thursday morning because Shriver is being prosecuted federally...
Dexter couple honored for their work for ALS awareness (04/26/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Retired minister Vaughn Wright and his wife and caregiver, Nancy, have been honored by the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the ALS Association. It's an honor, the Wright family said, for which they would rather not be in contention, but one that brings them great pride and appreciation for the community in which they live...
Parents settle with city of Independence, Mo., over son's death (04/26/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A settlement has been reached between the parents of a teenager killed during a police chase and the Independence Police Department. The settlement means John and Cheryl Cooper will split $275,000, minus $107,200.64 in legal fees. The parties in the case agreed to the settlement in February. The trial in the case was scheduled to begin today...
Analysis: Nixon seeks to cut the same tax credits he touted (04/26/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon flew around Missouri last year touting a new law expanding tax credits for businesses. He said it was essential for Missouri's economy. Last week, Nixon summoned 70 educators from across the state to the Capitol to call for legislation curtailing tax credits. He again said it was essential for Missouri's economy...
In wake of deadly storms, survivors share stories (04/26/10)
YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- One prayed to God under a communion table as his church was blown to pieces around him. Another was on the phone with a meteorologist when the tornado threw him against a cinderblock wall that held just long enough to save his life. A coroner nearly became a victim himself when the twister flipped his truck four times; later he went out in his hospital gown to help identify bodies...
Former Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz dies at 98 (04/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- W. Willard Wirtz, a lawyer and labor arbitrator who was labor secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations but broke publicly with Lyndon Johnson over Vietnam, has died. Wirtz, 98, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Washington, his son Philip said Sunday...
Health care law's unfinished business: cost curbs (04/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- What's it going to cost me? That's the biggest unanswered question about President Barack Obama's new health care overhaul law -- and its weak spot. Many experts think the law falls short on taming costs, and that will force Congress to revisit health care in a few years...
Quick end to oil leak depends on robot subs (04/26/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- It could take hours or it could take months to stop a 42,000-gallon-a-day oil leak polluting the Gulf of Mexico at the site of a wrecked drilling platform. Whether the environmental threat grows many times bigger depends on whether the oil company can turn the well completely off...
Iran marks anniversary of failed U.S. rescue attempt (04/26/10)
DASHT-E-KAVIR, Iran -- Hundreds of Iranians on Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of a failed U.S. military operation to rescue American hostages in Tehran, with prayers and words of defiance for Washington. The 1980 rescue attempt turned into a major embarrassment for the U.S. when an American helicopter collided with a C-130 transport plane at a desert landing spot during a sandstorm. Eight U.S. servicemen were killed...
Cubans hold municipal elections (04/26/10)
HAVANA -- Cubans voted for municipal assemblies across the island Sunday in a vote the communist government says belies criticism by Washington and Europe that Fidel Castro's half-century old revolution is not democratic. Almost all of Cuba's 8.4 million eligible voters were expected to participate in balloting to choose 15,000 people to fill seats in 169 municipal assemblies...
Track team takes two firsts at SIU meet (04/26/10)
The Southeast Missouri State track and field program completed a busy weekend Saturday at two venues, the Drake Relays and the SIU-Edwardsville Twilight Relays. Southeast claimed two titles at the SIUE Twilight Relays, one by the men and one by the women...
Redhawks break tie atop OVC with wins at JSU (04/26/10)
Southeast swept Sunday's doubleheader and seized control of the conference race
Cards salvage finale of series (04/26/10)
Starter Brad Penny and two relievers shut out the Giants as St. Louis won 2-0
Redhawks boost title hopes with sweep (04/26/10)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team had to endure a wet weekend and plenty of down time in Jacksonville, Ala. But I doubt if the Redhawks are complaining today after returning to Cape Girardeau following a bus trip of more than 400 miles. Why would the Redhawks have anything to gripe about after their magical season continued with Sunday's doubleheader sweep at perennial Ohio Valley Conference power Jacksonville State?...
Talking shop with Jack Litzelfelner, president, Jack Litz Seminars (04/26/10)
After a successful sales career in California, Jack Litzelfelner Jr. moved back to his hometown of Jackson and started his own company to train others. As president of Jack Litz Seminars, a national sales training and consulting company, he's worked with more than 200,000 salespeople across the country...
People on the move 4/26/10 (04/26/10)
Darlene Harris of Johnson County, Ill., has been named vice president and mortgage lending manager at Capaha Bank in Jackson. She has worked in the mortgage lending business for 25 years serving customers in Southern Illinois, western Kentucky and Southeast Missouri. During that time she's worked in a number of positions, from processing to serving as area manager of several offices...
Walmart helping set the table for area's hungry (04/26/10)
Walmart and its foundation gave $45,000 and more than 1 million pounds of food to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank during its current fiscal year, which will end in June. The $45,000 was used to purchase a truck used to visit Walmart and Sam's Club stores in the food bank's 16-county service area and pick up donated food and household items. ...
Sue Stortz (04/26/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sue Lynne Stortz, 55, of Perryville died April 23, 2010. She was born Jan. 2, 1955, in Perry County. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. John Chamness officiating...
Eva Hart (04/26/10)
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...
Clarence Vogel (04/26/10)
Clarence J. "Tony" Vogel, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Slater, Mo., to Anton and Cecilia Marie Eicholz Vogel. He and Myrtle Ellen Butterfield were married July 24, 1950, in Cape Girardeau...
Jackson fire report 4/26/10 (04/26/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/26/10 (04/26/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/26/10 (04/26/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 4/26/10 (04/26/10)
A morning fire damages the food-preparation area of the Burger King restaurant at 2346 Broadway; when firefighters arrive, they find flames shooting several feet out of a duct on the roof; no one is injured and restaurant officials hope to reopen later in the day...
Rental standards (04/26/10)
When someone agrees to rent an apartment or a house, he or she should have some expectation that the place will be habitable. For most renters in Cape Girardeau, problems that arise are handled by conscientious landlords. But in other cases, landlords are unresponsive to complaints about running water, broken windows and malfunctioning furnaces or hot-water heaters. ...
Speak Out 4/26/10 (04/26/10)
IN regard to "seeking acceptance" about the mentally ill living among us: We're all handicapped in one way or another. Be it mentally or physically, we all have our shortcomings. If you are my neighbor, I will love you and accept you just for being you. ...
Prayer 4/26/10 (04/26/10)
Give us clear minds, O God, to think through the problems we confront today. Amen.
Jackson's Murphy Tabbed to Compete for Team USA (04/26/10)
Nick Murphy of Jackson, Mo., has been selected to compete for the United States at the 2010 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup on July 3-11, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The U.S. will compete against Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom at the World Cup in July...
Lutesville Odd Fellows Pancake Day (04/26/10)
There will be an all day, all you can eat Pancake Day on Saturday May 8Th at the Lutesville I.O.O.F Lodge # 385 located at: 105 Second St. Marble Hill, MO. (behind Liley Monument company). Lodge members will be serving pancakes, HOME MADE sausage, juice and coffee. The price is $5 per plate (all you can eat) and children 5 and under eat free...
Registration Underway at Shawnee Community College (04/26/10)
Decisions. High school students are faced with choices throughout their school careers, but one of the most important decisions that seniors can make is answering the question, "So what do I do after high school?" Shawnee Community College makes that decision easy. ...
4-H Livestock Judging Contest (04/26/10)
These 4-H members from Cape County attended a Livestock Judging and Grading Workshop/Contest in Columbia, MO on March 13, 2010.
Cape PD Goes Bald for a Cause (04/26/10)
Some Cape Girardeau Police officers shaved their heads over the weekend in an effort to raise money for St. Baldricks, the largest charity funding children's cancer research. Pictured: Mrs. Robin Shy, Patrolman Damon Shy, Corporal Adam Glueck, Sergeant Kevin Orr, Patrolman Dan Seger...
Meadow Heights Prom (04/26/10)
Prom 2010 junior girls
Meadow Heights Prom (04/26/10)
Prom 2010 senior girls
Meadow Heights Prom (04/26/10)
Senior Class
Meadow Heights Prom (04/26/10)
Dancing
Oak Ridge Prom 2010 (04/26/10)
Emily Ruch, Kelsey Brown and Lauren Meyer
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