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Stories from Monday, May 3, 2010

Other cities provide examples of sewage treatment upgrades (05/03/10)
However Cape Girardeau approaches the need to update its sewage treatment, it will be expensive. The experiences of two central Missouri cities, one growing rapidly and one nearly identical in size to Cape Girardeau, show that ratepayers will likely be hit with significant increases. And if Cape Girardeau decides to ask voters for a tax measure to help finance the project, everyone will pay more...
United Way donations top $1 million, process of awarding funds begins (05/03/10)
Another United Way of Southeast Missouri fundraising campaign has come to an end and now the process of determining which community programs will receive funding begins. The United Way's 2009 drive raised an estimated $1,142,858, with pledges still trickling in...
Church event raises money for handicapped-accessible playground (05/03/10)
Efforts to raise money for an all-ages, handicap accessible playground in Cape Girardeau County Park continued with a fundraiser at Abbey Road Christian Church on Sunday, where four folk bands entertained a small crowd pleased to donate to the cause...
Southeast's orchestra ends season with special guest and two well-known works (05/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will wrap up its 2009-2010 season with a special guest and a works by two master composers. The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will perform two works, Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and Mozart's "Symphony No. 40 in G Minor" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast's River Campus...
Jackson Community Outreach Board plans effort to welcome new residents (05/03/10)
The Jackson Community Outreach Board wants to make sure new residents receive an official welcome to its city. This summer the board plans to launch a program called Jackson Outreach that provides new residents with a church directory, an Inside Jackson magazine, coupons from area businesses and other information about the city. Residents will receive the bag of items when they sign up for electrical services at city hall...
Three Rivers to begin Dexter pilot program (05/03/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College will collaborate with the Stoddard County Learning Center beginning this fall, with a long-range plan of converting the Dexter facility into a feeder site that will serve to relieve congestion at the Poplar Bluff campus...
Car overturns, leaves infant, three others injured near Biehle late Sunday (05/03/10)
BIEHLE, Mo. - An infant and two Jackson women were among those injured when a car overturned Sunday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kellie E. Middleton, 18, of Jackson was driving a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am when the vehicle left the right side of Route B, just south of Interstate 55. Middleton then over corrected and the Grand Am traveled off the left side of the roadway before overturning...
Kennett, Mo., native retires after 33 years on the force (05/03/10)
Editor's note: This is the first 'Answering the call' article to appear in the Southeast Missourian. It will appear each Monday, helping to establish a relationship between the community and the people who keep its residents safe. 'Answering the call" will feature police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel. ...
Poplar Bluff students plan scavenger hunt for cancer survivor (05/03/10)
A brain tumor survivor, who received a trip to Disney World from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and loves to read the "39 Clues" books, went on a recent scavenger hunt arranged by National Honor Society members at Poplar Bluff High School. Dustin Cook of Poplar Bluff was 12 when a brain tumor was detected on May 19, 2009...
Automated trash collection begins today (05/03/10)
Automated trash pickup begins today in Cape Girardeau and the city Public Works Department has a few tips for residents to make sure it goes smoothly. The most important thing to remember is the difference between the tan trash bins and the green recycling bins, said Mike Tripp, solid waste supervisor for the city. ...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 5/3/10 (05/03/10)
7:30 p.m. today Jackson City Hall, 101 Court St. Agenda items...
Severe storms leave at least 11 dead in Southeast (05/03/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A devastating and deadly line of thunderstorms rocked Tennessee and northern Mississippi over the weekend, killing at least 11 people, closing scores of highways and leaving weeks of cleanup for thousands of people whose homes were damaged...
VIDEO: In waterlogged south, flooding at record levels (05/03/10)
The Cumberland River is threatening residents and private property in Nashville, Tenn., including the city's downtown area. To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 8.0 or later installed. ...
Officials: At least a week needed to cut off oil (05/03/10)
VENICE, La. -- Federal officials shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle on Sunday because of the uncontrolled gusher spewing massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and the environmental disaster is still expected to take at least a week to cut off...
NYPD: Video has possible SUV bomb suspect in alley (05/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Police investigating a terror attack that could have set off a deadly fireball in Times Square focused Sunday on finding a man who was videotaped shedding his shirt near the sport utility vehicle where the bomb was found. Police said the gasoline-and-propane bomb was crude but could have sprayed shrapnel and metal parts with enough force to kill pedestrians and knock out windows on one of America's busiest streets, full of Broadway theaters and restaurants on a Saturday night...
Euro partners agree on $145B Greek bailout (05/03/10)
BRUSSELS -- European governments and the International Monetary Fund on Sunday committed to pull Greece back from the brink of default, agreeing on $145 billion in emergency loans on the condition Athens make painful budget cuts and tax increases...
Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for NYC car bomb (05/03/10)
CAIRO -- The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility in a video posted on the Internet Sunday for the attempted car bomb attack in New York City's Times Square, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. In the 1 minute, 11 second video allegedly released by the Pakistani Taliban, the militant group says the attack is revenge for the death of its leader, Baitullah Mehsud, and the recent slaying of al-Qaida in Iraq leaders Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri, who were killed by U.S. ...
Redhawks lose two-game lead in OVC (05/03/10)
Murray State rallied for a 5-3 victory in the first game and won 13-9 in the nightcap
UTM sweeps Redhawks, clinches title (05/03/10)
Tennessee-Martin completed a three-game series sweep of host Southeast Missouri State on Sunday to clinch the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season softball championship. The Redhawks finished their home schedule by losing both ends of a doubleheader 5-1 and 2-0. The Skyhawks won Saturday's series opener 4-3 in eight innings...
Area digest 5/3/10 (05/03/10)
Vicki Long was medalist at the ladies golf event Thursday at Kimbeland Country Club. Karen Heisel and Margaret Sanders tied for first in championship flight, while Dixice Jones placed first in A flight, Dorothy Holland finished atop B flight, and Carolyn Barks and Martha Fenney tied for the top honor in C flight...
Cardinals post fourth shutout (05/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Familiarity with Chris Carpenter's stuff from opening day was no advantage for the Cincinnati Reds. Carpenter pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to beat the Reds for the second time and Albert Pujols broke the game open with a three-run double in the seventh as the St. Louis Cardinals won 6-0 on Sunday to wrap up a 6-1 homestand...
Saffold looks to fill Pace's jersey on O-line (05/03/10)
The second-round pick wants to wear the No. 76 that belonged to Orlando Pace
Edgar gets coaching job in Oklahoma (05/03/10)
Former Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Scott Edgar is back in the coaching profession. Edgar, whose two-year tenure at Southeast ended with his firing amid allegations of NCAA rules violations, recently was hired as coach at Eastern Oklahoma State Junior College...
Five decades of matrimony: Not just one but four Fulton brothers and their wives have been married at least 50 years (05/03/10)
Gerry and Shelbia Lee Fulton of Farmington, Mo., have been married 50 years. Their wedding ceremony took place at Crossroads Church of God in St. Francois County. Jim and Mary Jane Yamnitz Fulton have been married 54 years; Bill and Lena Mae Hahn Fulton 56 years, and Bob and Maxine Heitman Fulton 57 years. ...
Banking on travel: Local seniors take advantage of trip program through their banks (05/03/10)
Many seniors interested in "really going places" are not only looking to their travel agent for vacation planning, but to their bank. More and more financial institutions are now providing travel opportunities to their senior customers...
Gift of time: Local retirees give back by volunteering (05/03/10)
When Virginia Ford retired from her job as a registered nurse in 2006, it was not long before she had a second career: volunteer. The Cape Girardeau woman keeps her weeks full with different volunteer activities scheduled every day. ...
Grow your own: Lilies (05/03/10)
Dutch hybridizers are gilding the lily, upgrading the cut flower favorite that also brings such long-lasting beauty to gardens. New varieties with deeper tints, stronger stems and softer fragrances are entering the market, prompting retailers to frequently update their websites and catalogs. ...
Family Guard: As Frank Welter retires from the Missouri National Guard, his two sons continue to serve (05/03/10)
When Frank Welter joined the Missouri National Guard at age 21, he thought it would be a good part-time job and a way to help his country during the Vietnam War, all while following in the footsteps of his big brother, who was also in the National Guard. He didn't think he'd stay in the Guard more than six years, but he enjoyed it so much that he continued to re-enlist until his retirement in 2007...
Around the bend: Cape to Memphis, part IV (05/03/10)
Wind, rain, thunder and lightning describe the fifth day of this adventure on the river. At 0640 we were ready to push away from the bank and the protection of the rock wing dike when I decided to shed my t-shirt and put on my Gore-Tex all-weather running jacket instead. ...
Talking Shop with David Barklage, political consultant (05/03/10)
Former Cape Girardeau businessman David Barklage is now a major player in Missouri politics. In the mid-1990s, after managing a radio station and chain of convenience stores, he got tired of selling air time and Twinkies. He approached the Missouri Republican Party about representing it and founded his own political consulting firm. ...
Royal N'Orleans building has new owners (05/03/10)
Culinary Arts Specialties LLC has purchased the former Royal N'Orleans building at 300 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. The new buyers closed on the sale of the property Thursday, according to Cynthia Austin of Realty Executives Commercial Realty...
People on the move 5/2/10 (05/03/10)
For the third consecutive year, Commerce Bank has ranked highest among retail banks in the Midwest region in J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. Commerce Bank's score of 809 increased significantly over last year's score of 768. ...
Gladys Dalton (05/03/10)
Gladys O. Dalton, 73, of Jackson died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. J. D. Smith officiating...
Betty Cox (05/03/10)
Betty Lee Cox, 69, of St. Charles, Mo., died April 30, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles. She was born Dec. 8, 1940, daughter of William and Mary Rose. She and John E. Cox were united in marriage in 1955 in Dexter, Mo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2006...
Jackson police and fire reports 5/3/2010 (05/03/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Assault Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/3/10 (05/03/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/3/10 (05/03/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 5/3/10 (05/03/10)
Members of a newly formed Committee for Community Improvement, which is working for passage of the city's proposed $1.9 million sewer bond issue, deliver a pep talk on the subject at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee; the Cape Girardeau Public Schools tax transfer proposal is also discussed...
Providing shelter, hope (05/03/10)
The Shelter of Hope at 320 S. Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau is struggling to open. Many questions have been asked as to The Shelter of Hope's mission. We feel it is very simple and strive to open our doors to the homeless. We need the community's support and call on the residents of Cape Girardeau to accept the challenge. Our mailing address: The Shelter of Hope, P.O. Box 676, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. Chaplain Terry Wildman and many volunteers need your help...
Playhouse fun (05/03/10)
The Discovery Playhouse, a hands-on museum for children, is adding a shine to Broadway. After a couple of years of planning, fundraising, labor and support, the playhouse has opened. If the early crowds of young explorers are any indication, the playhouse will amuse, entertain and educate a large number of young visitors -- and their parents -- in the months ahead...
Say no to slaughtering horses (05/03/10)
I am writing about Missouri HB 1747 that will encourage, sanction and promote the building of horse slaughter plants in our state. This bill benefits only the greedy interests of slaughter-plant operators and foreign specialty food markets. We do not eat horse meat in the U.S. There is no reason to subject any horses to this slaughter process, which is cruel and unnecessary...
Speak Out 5/3/10 (05/03/10)
LIMIT smoking in drive-throughs? What would smoking in someone's own car have to do with someone working at a drive-through window? I don't smoke, but I sure get tired of everyone butting into everyone else's life. I just got back from my child's DARE graduation and was appalled by the song choice. ...
Prayer 5/3/10 (05/03/10)
O God, give all who regulate a sense of fairness and justices. Amen.
Elks Student of the Month for April (05/03/10)
The Elks Student of the Month for April is Mia Pohlman, daughter of Paul and Jane Pohlman. Pictured above with Mia is Elks Representative Paul Turner (left) and Senior High Assistant Principal Craig Hayden. During her high school years, Mia has been involved in the following organizations:...
PHS Elks Student of the Month for May (05/03/10)
The Perryville High School Elks Student of the Month for May is Andrew Martin, son of Tom and Donna Martin. Pictured with Andrew is Elks Representative Paul Turner (left) and PHS Assistant Principal Craig Hayden. While in high school, Andrew has been involved in the following clubs and organizations:...
"Replica" added to Patriotic Pops Concert (05/03/10)
The singing trio, "Replica" has been added to the line-up of the Heartland Pops' Patriotic Concert on May 23 at 2:15P.M. at Crossroads Fellowship Church in Jackson. The group will take you down memory lane with such hits as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Beer Barrel Polka". ...
Teach Children To Save Day (05/03/10)
Kim Simon, Personal Banker with Montgomery Bank, presented information to Mr. Martin's 6th grade class at Jackson Middle School as part of the American Banker's Association's National Teach Children To Save Day.
A male Pileated woodpecker (05/03/10)
A spectacular crow-sized black woodpecker with a flaming red crest, and has a red mustache. Found in my backyard.
Zip...........Gone (05/03/10)
Try as I might, I'm unable to freeze those wings.
Teach Children To Save Day (05/03/10)
Kim Simon, Personal Banker with Montgomery Bank, presented information to Mrs. McClintock's 4th grade class at Alma Schrader as part of the American Bankers Association's National Teach Children To Save Day.
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