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Stories from Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cape veterans group planning demo derby, washer tournament, 'Redneck Games' for July 4 celebration (05/09/10)
Don't be surprised to see toilet seats flying through the air along with the fireworks at this year's Independence Day celebration in Cape Girardeau. A toilet seat toss is one of the "Redneck Games" planned as part of the the USA Veterans' Independence Day celebration planned for July 2 to 4 at Arena Park...
Parents as Teachers faces state fundings cuts; districts facing more cuts elsewhere (05/09/10)
Kate Marie Buchheit, a bouncy 3-year-old, sat in front of a tray full of wooden letters. "What letters do you know?" asked Stephanie Ellinger, a parent educator with the Cape Girardeau School District. "K-A-T-E," she responded in a sure, loud tone. With her mother, Betsy Buchheit, nearby, Kate used scissors and a glue stick to start an ABC book, an activity that measured the development of her motor skills and letter recognition...
Stolen gravestone returned to family cemetery in Cape (05/09/10)
A stolen gravestone belonging to a Southeast Missouri man who died in 1906 was returned to its rightful resting place Saturday. About 13 people, including six descendants of Jesse J. Miller, gathered on the grounds of Chateau Girardeau to witness the gravestone's placement in the Miller-Nunn family cemetery...
Cape Girardeau brothers charged with hate crime (05/09/10)
Two Cape Girardeau brothers were charged Friday with a hate crime for allegedly assaulting a black man at a convenience store on North Kingshighway late Thursday.
St. Louis man charged in early Saturday stabbing at Arena Building (05/09/10)
A St. Louis man has been charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with a stabbing at the Arena Building.
Oran, Mo., woman dies after car struck by train near Bloomfield (05/09/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- An Oran, Mo., woman was killed after her car was struck by a train Friday evening.
Zack Petot takes Best in Show at congressional art contest (05/09/10)
Jackson High School student Zack Petot holds his Best in Show mixed-media piece titled "Harmony" on Friday at an award ceremony for Missouri's 8th Congressional District Student Art Competition at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau.
Four Cape Girardeau police officers promoted (05/09/10)
Four members of the Cape Girardeau Police Department received promotions Friday, May 7, 2010. ...
Old Town Cape holds downtown home tour (05/09/10)
People arrive at the home of Dr. Jayne Scherrman at 129 S. Lorimier St. in Cape Girardeau during Saturday's Downtown Historic Home and Garden Tour.
Women honored with tea at Christ Episcopal Church (05/09/10)
Kaye Hamblin, left, chats with former Missouri first lady Betty Hearnes, during a tea honoring women at Christ Episcopal Church in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The event benefits the Cape River Heritage Museum's Celebrating Women of Cape Girardeau 2010 Exhibit. Hearnes was signing copies of the limited-edition Missouri sesquicentennial cookbooks. A hat contest and tag sale also took place at the event.
Leadership Cape class of 2010 presents city improvement ideas at First Friday Coffee (05/09/10)
Members of the Leadership Cape class of 2010 shared their ideas to improve Cape Girardeau during today's Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee.
Route OO to be closed for pipe replacement (05/09/10)
Route OO in Cape County will be closed Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace pipe under the road. The section of road between Dillard Creek and County Road 373 will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Club news 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
The New McKendree United Methodist Women met May 4 in the fellowship hall. The meeting was opened by Mary Klaproth, president, leading the members in the reciting of the UMW Purpose. The minutes of the April meeting were read by Gale King, secretary, and approved. The treasurer's report was given by Marilyn Fronabarger and approved...
Couple reviving heart of Truman's hometown (05/09/10)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Harry S. Truman's old stomping grounds are experiencing a revival thanks in large part to a personal-injury lawyer and his wife. Ken and Cindy McClain own 16 businesses on the Independence Square -- everything from a refurbished bowling alley to a soda fountain...
Mo. card-maker recognized on postage stamp (05/09/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The newest U.S. mail stamp features the work of a Missouri card-maker. The stamp features a watercolor painting of a white woven basket with purple pansies and is the best-selling and longest-running card sold by Hallmark Co. The Jefferson City News Tribune reported that the painting will be one of the Postal Service's 2010 love stamps...
Pot activists enlisting moms for legalization push (05/09/10)
DENVER -- Moms got tougher drunken-driving laws on the books and were directly responsible for passing and then repealing alcohol Prohibition. Now marijuana activists are trying to enlist the nation's mothers in legalization efforts with a sales pitch that pot is safer than booze...
Fed chief to graduates: Money can't buy happiness (05/09/10)
WASHINGTON -- Your parents were right. Money can't buy you happiness. That was the message from the Federal Reserve chairman Saturday to graduates of the University of South Carolina. "We all know that getting a better-paying job is one of the main reasons to go to college. ... But if you are ever tempted to go into a field or take a job only because the pay is high and for no other reason, be careful," Ben Bernanke said in his commencement address...
Deep-sea ice crystals halt attempt to shut off Gulf oil leak with box (05/09/10)
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deep-sea oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches...
Regulators scour trades for clues to market plunge (05/09/10)
NEW YORK -- Regulators and Wall Street officials scoured millions of trades one by one Friday and canceled thousands as they sought to explain a record plunge in the stock market, undo the damage and keep it from happening again. It wasn't clear how long the laborious process would take or if it would even solve the mystery behind Thursday's trading session that saw the Dow Jones industrial average fall hundreds of points and then recover, all in a matter of minutes. ...
U.S. officials: Terrorists' new focus may be on striking U.S., the West (05/09/10)
WASHINGTON -- The failed bombing in New York's Times Square is a possible signal that militant leaders in Pakistan have shifted their focus to targets in the U.S. and other Western countries instead of sticking to their home base, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials...
U.S. senator from Utah ousted at state's Republican convention (05/09/10)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Republican Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in a defeat for a once-popular three-term incumbent who fell victim to a growing conservative movement nationwide. Bennett's failure to make it into Utah's GOP primary -- let alone win his party's nomination -- makes him the first congressional incumbent to be ousted this year...
Experts re-examine audio from 1970 Kent State shootings (05/09/10)
CLEVELAND -- A new analysis of a 40-year-old audio recording reveals that someone ordered National Guard troops to prepare to fire on students during a deadly Vietnam War protest at Kent State University in 1970, two forensics experts said. The recording was enhanced and evaluated by New Jersey-based audio experts Stuart Allen and Tom Owen at the request of The Plain Dealer newspaper. ...
Staten ferry slams into dock; dozens hurt (05/09/10)
NEW YORK -- A Staten Island ferry with a history of accidents, including a fatal wreck in 2003, malfunctioned as it approached its terminal Saturday and smashed into a pier with a jolt that tossed passengers to the deck and hurt as many as 37 people...
Pakistan probes alleged terror links to Times Square bomb (05/09/10)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan will investigate alleged links between the man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square and militant groups operating in the country's northwest believed to have supported the botched attack, the interior minister said Saturday...
U.K. Conservatives, Lib Dems mull pact (05/09/10)
LONDON -- Within days, Britain may have something it hasn't seen since World War II -- a coalition government. The first-place Conservatives and third-place Liberal Democrats are negotiating in hopes of resolving an election that failed to produce a clear winner. ...
Kelly's Backfisch rounds into form at district meet (05/09/10)
Londyn Backfisch said she isn't quite back to full strength after having major knee surgery about one year ago. The Kelly senior looked plenty strong during Saturday's Class 2 District 1 track and field meet at Southeast Missouri State's Abe Stuber Complex...
Valleroy scores twice in Crusaders' 3-1 win over Central (05/09/10)
Brooke Valleroy waited two years for a girls soccer program to form at Saxony Lutheran High School. A 55-minute rain delay during Friday's game against Central was a piece of cake for the junior forward. At least she made it look that way. Valleroy broke a deadlock just two minutes after second-half play was resumed and added an insurance goal 15 minutes later as Saxony Lutheran won 3-1 on its home field...
High school roundup: Jackson girls win SEMO North (05/09/10)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Chaffee girls race to Class 1 District 1 title (05/09/10)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Chaffee rides clutch hitting past Oran 5-3 (05/09/10)
Terhune smacked a double to drive in the go-ahead runs
Huskers rough up Southeast pitchers (05/09/10)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team got off to a strong start Saturday but could not avoid a second straight loss to Nebraska. Southeast scored four first-inning runs before seeing host Nebraska explode for a 20-6 romp. That came after the Cornhuskers won Friday's series opener 6-2...
Southeast roundup: Softball team suffers sweep (05/09/10)
A look at Friday's and Saturday's action from the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Pirates choke Cardinals' offense (05/09/10)
PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Karstens just made the Pittsburgh Pirates' next roster decision a little tougher. Karstens made a bid to keep his spot in the rotation with six innings of three-hit ball and Jason Jaramillo had three hits to lead the Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Saturday night...
Cardinals turn Pirates mistakes into 4-3 victory Friday night (05/09/10)
PITTSBURGH -- Sometimes it's not the team that gets the most hits or throws the best pitches that wins. As the Cardinals proved against the Pirates, it also can be the team that knows the rules. Yadier Molina doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth with his fourth hit, and his alert defensive play possibly prevented a big Pirates eighth inning. St. Louis took advantage of Molina's heady play and several Pittsburgh defensive lapses to beat the Pirates 4-3 on Friday night...
Poll: A third say pets listen better than husbands (05/09/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Husbands, if you end up in the doghouse, consider it a promotion. A third of pet-owning married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll released Wednesday. Eighteen percent of pet-owning married men said their pets are better listeners than their wives...
FYI 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
The Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Cemetery Association will be hosting its annual Pleasant Hill Day on May 23 in Fruitland. A worship service will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a basket dinner at noon. The guest speaker will be former Cape Girardeau resident Lewis Block. Block is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church. Music will be provided by local musician Gene King...
Area women give advice to new mothers (05/09/10)
From skinned knees to shattered hearts, mothers are expected to fix it all. It is a job that never ends. Unfortunately, children do not come with an instruction manual. While there are hundreds of books with advice and suggestions about how to raise a child, it can still be a daunting task to find answers. Page after page of maternal philosophy and parenting perfection can overwhelm and intimidate new mothers...
Riding to a higher calling: The Rev. Rodger Kiepe says physical balance helps one's spiritual balance (05/09/10)
The Rev. Rodger Kiepe of Abbey Road Christian Church is not your typical pastor, but he is OK with that. In his free time, Kiepe likes to train and show Tennessee walking horses with his youngest son, Isaac. He also likes to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. ...
Dobbins to be honored with Silver Beaver Award (05/09/10)
Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins will be honored June 5 when he will receive the Silver Beaver Award at the annual meeting of the Greater St. Louis Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver is the highest award a Scout volunteer can receive from a local council. ...
To find peace of mind, just make a decision (05/09/10)
Isn't the biggest part of our lives spent trying to decide on something? When you're young, you certainly have a lot to figure out. Children are included in the circle. From infancy they must make decisions -- such as whether to cry to gain attention or coo and smile. When they're older, they're in a dither trying to choose what toys they want for Christmas or birthdays. Then parents have to agree on what school the children attend...
On Mother's Day, celebrate women's differences from men (05/09/10)
Today is Mother's Day. Of the two holidays honoring parenting, it seems that Mother's Day gets much more attention. Or perhaps I'm just a dad who is sulking in order to have more attention brought my way. Mother's Day was officially signed into a day of national observance by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. ...
Jackson resident wins Outstanding Teen pageant (05/09/10)
Laurie Clippard of Jackson was recently crowned the 2010 Ms. Sikeston Outstanding Teen. The contest included a personal interview, physical fitness, talent, evening gown and an on-stage question during the competition. Her platform is raising awareness for the Special Olympics and individuals with disabilities. Clippard is the 17-year-old daughter of Tim and Carla Clippard and is a junior at Jackson High School. Clippard will compete for Ms. Missouri's Outstanding Teen in Mexico in June...
Adopt Enu (05/09/10)
Enu is a 2 1/2-year-old neutered male Peek-a-poo. He loves to cuddle and go for walks. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Pet of the week (05/09/10)
Pet name: Avery Owner: Jessie Duenne Favorite activities: Getting belly rubs and chasing bugs. ...
Adopt Moxie (05/09/10)
Moxie is a 2-year-old tortoiseshell cat who is declawed, friendly and good with children. Moxie has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Cargill makes donation to support hunger relief (05/09/10)
Cargill AgHorizons locations in Sikeston, Mo., Charleston, Mo., and New Madrid, Mo., recently donated $2,000 to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank. The contribution will be used to support the food pantries in Southeast Missouri communities. Pictured from left Karen Green, John Anderson, Lisa Watkins, Angela Webb, Jean Robinson and Millie Dannenmueller...
Students recognized by Rotary Club (05/09/10)
The following students were honored by the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club at the 51st annual John Blue Academic Excellence Dinner. They are in the top 10 percent of their graduating class:Central High School Rachel Bagot, Lauren Bishop, Sonya Chaudhari, Brian Egbert, Marinda Faller, Margaret Goodman, Samuel Gramling, Lyndsey Keener, Julie Langenfeld, Sarah Lasky, Farrah Malik, Kaitlin McGrath, Emily Myers, Derek Parker, Jordan Pope, Chayli Richardson, Veda Riley, Rachel Rodgers, Mariah Sander, Trenton Sanders, Nina Scheibe, Erica Shirrell, Holly Teague, Janna Trautwein, Eric Walter, Josh Wen, Matthew Zlokovich. ...
Slideshows put a personal stamp on a wedding (05/09/10)
Jennifer Cocchiara wants guests at her wedding to understand how she and her fiance fell in love, so she plans to present a slideshow with photos of them growing up and growing together as a couple. It also will include shots of the people who are important to the couple -- the people who will be viewing the photos...
Seeds in a pod (05/09/10)
The seedpods of the American redbud tree look curiously similar to garden pea pods. However, the four to 12 seeds inside are small hard and brown when mature, and the pods are flat. These pods will turn brown in summer and remain hanging on the tree for several months keeping the seeds safe inside until falling during winter...
Evelyn Carnell (05/09/10)
Evelyn L. "Babe" Carnell, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 7, 2010, at her home. She was born March 12, 1938, at Grayridge, Mo., to John and Mary Jones Bowers. She and Clarence Carnell were married Nov. 17, 1957, at Hernando, Miss. He died March 14, 2010...
Irene King (05/09/10)
Irene King, 92, of Jackson passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was surrounded by her loving family at her passing. She was born May 21, 1917, at Neelys Landing, Mo., daughter of William E. and Jessie P. Drum Brown. She and Woodrow King were married Nov. 7, 1934. They had been married almost 67 years when he passed away Oct. 20, 2001...
Patsy Graviett (05/09/10)
*** Patsy Graviett Patsy Graviett, 82, of Morley, Mo., died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, Mo.
Hilda Koch (05/09/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Hilda B. Koch, 78, of Cairo died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge, Ill...
Miracle - Coleman (05/09/10)
Susie Miracle and Lindell Andrew Coleman were married in a candlelight, communion service April 17, 2010, at Gardener's Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark. The Rev. Gary Andrews performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jan Sparks of St. Peters, Mo...
Edwards - Kutz (05/09/10)
Butch and Paulette Woodcock of Herrin, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Michelle Edwards, to Shannon Lee Kutz, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Dan and Vickie Kutz of Cape Girardeau. Edwards is a paraoptometric technician at Leet Eyecare...
Wright - James (05/09/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- JoAnn Easter of Benton and Alan Wright of Commerce, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Jo Wright, to Brian Glen James, both of Benton. He is the son of LaVonne McKinnon of Union, Mo., and Junior James of Jackson...
McDonald - Corley (05/09/10)
Bobby and Lula McDonald of New Madrid, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, April Dawn McDonald, to Steven Anthony Corley. He is the son of Bill Corley of Gonzales, La., and Rhonda Clark of Columbia, La. McDonald is a 2004 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau. She received an associate degree from River Parish Community College in Sorrento, La., and is attending Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond...
Kurre - 70 years (05/09/10)
Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Kurre of Jackson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary by attending church service with their family April 25 at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. A dinner followed at the home of a daughter, Dina Casey of Cape Girardeau...
Jackson police and fire reports 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Burglary Property damage Theft Assault Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
A construction crew may begin next week repairing a Trail of Tears State Park road leading to the Mississippi River campground, which campers haven't been allowed to use since the road was closed by park officials in October following flash flooding...
School menus May 10-15 (05/09/10)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Corn dog or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears, cookies & cream frosty. TUESDAY--Chicken nuggets or ham & cheese on bun, au gratin potatoes, pink applesauce, chocolate chip cookie. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or turkey & cheese on bun, vegetable blend with cheese, french bread, peaches...
Mothers are ... (05/09/10)
By Nicholas Gordon Mothers are the place where love Emerges from the earth, And happiness rings out like bells In honor of our birth. Mothers are the sun that lights For life our inner sky, So we may know that we are loved And need not question why...
Speak Out 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
I was just reading the story about the tanning tax of 10 percent. I think it's ridiculous. If we're going to tax tanning, why don't we tax everybody who works out in the sun? I hope you are happy with the president. I'M curious to know why the Missouri Department of Transportation decided to close U.S. 61 north of Shawneetown, route all the traffic over to Interstate 55, and then decided to close lanes on I-55, causing more problems...
Prayer 5/9/10 (05/09/10)
For the love of mothers, and their smiles and hugs across the years, we give thanks. Amen.
Spring Has Sprung (05/09/10)
Backyard tulips in full bloom!!!
Spring Has Sprung (05/09/10)
Backyard tulips in full bloom!
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