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Stories from Monday, May 24, 2010

Mississippi River level predicted to start dropping at Cape Girardeau (05/24/10)
The Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau will start to drop this week from its current level, over 7 feet above flood stage. At 3 p.m. Monday the river stood at 39.33 feet at Cape Girardeau, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 32 feet...
With school out, work to ease Highway 25 congestion gets underway (05/24/10)
School ended last week for students in the Jackson School District. When parents return their students to South Elementary in the fall, they can expect to see improved traffic flow along Highway 25. After two years of planning, work will start today at the school south of Jackson. Workers will be putting in turn lanes and a stoplight to relieve traffic congestion around the entrance of the school. There will also be improvements to help traffic flow through the parking lot...
Scott City graduates show pride, personality during ceremony (05/24/10)
The Scott City graduating class showed their family and friends who attended their commencement ceremony Sunday they're proud to be who they are -- colorful and talented. More than half of the 87 graduates decorated their mortar boards with photographs, gems or feathers and a student-produced musical act entertained the commencement's audience before the presentation of diplomas...
Firefighter Kelly Mitchell says her job is not just for men (05/24/10)
St. Louis native Kelly Mitchell, who moved to Jackson when she was 9, first tried to get on the Cape Girardeau Fire Department when she was 20 years old. It seemed like a career she could be challenged by, Mitchell says, but the physical endurance test to join the crew was very demanding. ...
Biography of Rush Limbaugh provides insight to Cape Girardeau native (05/24/10)
A new book hitting shelves Tuesday promises an intimate look at the private life of Cape Girardeau native and conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh. While it's not an authorized biography, Limbaugh cooperated with author and frequent New York Times contributor Zev Chafets...
Man shot on Sprigg Street early Sunday (05/24/10)
A man Cape Girardeau police suspected to be responsible for a shooting early Sunday morning was released from custody before 7 a.m., according to officer Michael Kidd. The shooting left one man injured and sent police on a chase after a car that seemed to match the description of the vehicle carrying the shooter. Police received reports about gunshots near Sprigg and Themis streets at 2:38 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Adam Glueck with the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
More than 200 attend flower show at Cape public library (05/24/10)
The Cape Girardeau Council of Garden Clubs presented its annual flower show this weekend at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Flower show chairwoman Sarah Cope said this was the first year the show was at the library and she thought the location contributed to the show's high attendance.
Higher education gets boost from bad job market (05/24/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A degree from one of the nation's top business schools should be enough to make a job search as difficult as choosing what to wear in the morning. In normal times, that might very well be the case. But with the nation still struggling through its economic malaise, this year's crop of more than 100 MBA students coming out of Washington University's prestigious business school are finding the job search to be rather daunting...
Cash-strapped districts cutting summer school (05/24/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cash-strapped districts increasingly are cutting summer school as the recession shrinks their budgets. An American Association of School Administrators survey found that 34 percent of respondents are considering eliminating summer school for the 2010-2011 school year...
Iraqi educators to tour Missouri universities (05/24/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A group of Iraqi educators will be touring five Missouri colleges and universities this week to learn more about higher education in the U.S. The team of educators is to visit the University of Missouri, Missouri State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ozarks Technical Community College and Drury University...
Once a critic, Nixon now budget cutter-in-chief (05/24/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As a candidate, Jay Nixon pledged to reverse budget cuts. As Missouri governor, Nixon has become the cutter-in-chief. With tax revenue in decline, Nixon has made six rounds of spending cuts totaling more than $900 million within the past year. And he's already planning to make about $350 million of cuts for the new budget year that begins July 1...
As spill grows, oil soaks delicate marshes, birds (05/24/10)
BARATARIA BAY, La. -- As officials approached to survey the damage the Gulf oil spill caused in coastal marshes, some brown pelicans couldn't fly away Sunday. All they could do was hobble. Several pelicans were coated in oil on Barataria Bay off Louisiana, their usually brown and white feathers now black. Pelican eggs were glazed with rust-colored gunk, and new hatchlings and nests were coated with crude...
The world briefly 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
CAIRO -- A U.S.-born cleric who has encouraged Muslims to kill American soldiers called for the killing of U.S. civilians in his first video released by a Yemeni offshoot of al-Qaida, providing the most overt link yet between the radical preacher and the terror group. ...
Cards rally to beat Angels in 10 innings (05/24/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Felipe Lopez was so focused on the game-deciding at-bat, he failed to notice the Angels had a five-man infield. Lopez beat the alignment when he lofted a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning well past the two remaining outfielders who were drawn in, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday...
Redhawks' fourth-place finish is better than predicted (05/24/10)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team did not end the regular season quite like it wanted to as the Redhawks lost eight of their last 12 games, although they did win three of their final five contests. But considering the Redhawks started what was supposed to be a rebuilding campaign, I've got to term the year an unqualified success...
Talking shop with Sarah Holt, administrator, Doctors' Park (05/24/10)
As administrator of Doctors' Park in Cape Girardeau, Sarah Holt works to make sense of one of the country's most complicated issues: health care. She's actually read all 2,409 pages of the federal health care reform bill, recently signed into law. After successfully overseeing multiple medical billing operations, she recently wrote a book to help other clinics with their billing issues...
Cape West Centre to feature Urgent Care Clinic (05/24/10)
Cape West Centre, a 7,200-square-foot building including six storefronts. will open this summer at 465 S. Mount Auburn Road next to the new Candlewood Suites hotel, said Jeff Maurer of Mayson Investments LLC. Flentge Construction Co. is scheduled to complete the building in June...
People on the move 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
Nicole Lee, PharmD, BC-ADM, has joined John's Pharmacy in Cape Girardeau. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University-Glendale in 2006. She then completed two years of post-graduate residency training with an emphasis in chronic disease management and went on to obtain Board Certification in advanced diabetes management. ...
Mildred Windeknecht (05/24/10)
Mildred Lorene Windeknecht, 72, of Scott City died Friday, May 21, 2010, at her home. She was born June 29, 1937, in Cape Girardeau to Lorien and Iona Rubel Bogenpohl. She and Bobby G. Windeknecht were married Saturday, Nov. 19, 1955, at Egypt Mills. She graduated from Trinity Lutheran School and College High School in Cape Girardeau. She worked for Ely Walker in Scott City and at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau...
Alverta Leiner (05/24/10)
Alverta Leiner, 89 of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Scott City, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, at her home after a short illness. She was born July 14, 1920, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Landra and Dora Drury. She retired from Riverside Regional Library in Scott City after 25 years of service...
Mike Poe (05/24/10)
STURDIVANT, Mo. -- Samuel "Mike" Poe, 72, of Sturdivant died May 22, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Earl Elfrink officiating...
Michael Zimmer (05/24/10)
Michael J. Zimmer, 25, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Kasten (05/24/10)
Mary L. Kasten, 76, of the Tilsit area died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Oak Ridge Elementary School (05/24/10)
Oak Ridge Elementary School 4th grade: Brianna Amschler, Jordan Barker, Brianna Harrison, Jordan Layton, Amanda Meyer, Coltin Reimann, Travis Sides. 5th grade: Steven Masterson, Beth Mize, Brynn Myers, Katelyn Oehl, Collin Reimann, Olivia Ruiz, Maci Schamburg, Jarett Seabaugh...
Franklin Elementary School (05/24/10)
Franklin Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Alaya Jones, Aaron Harris, Naythan Rigdon, Katrina Stevenson, Kylie Lane, Elijah Huey, Makaya Jones, Julian Rowles, Justin Tuschhoff, David Weber, Mario Young, Rose Hall. B Honor Roll 4th grade: Alyssa Murphy, Trent Ledure, Coby Reavis, Brittany Coonts, Rachael Childers, Amalise Griffith, Destiny Dixon, Grace Cook, Baihron Figuero, Brenda Bremard, Austin Parker, Tyanna Phillips, Jaycie Richards, Prei Woodson, Ernest Ayleko, Ava Urhahn, Jacob Pair, Erika Jones, Jayda Bouwkamp.. ...
Leopold Elementary School (05/24/10)
Leopold Elementary School 4th grade: Dalton Forrester, Bayleigh Gentry, Tristen Graham, Brooke Horrell, Brice Jansen, Jared Landewee, Blake Leazenby, Jesse Peters, Makaylee Richards, Shelby Schreckenberg. 5th grade: Klara Beel, Blake Eeftink, Aly Fluchel, Jessie Holweg, Cole Jackson, Evan Landewee, Ashley Nussbaum, Colby Thele, Alexis Welker, Kaitlyn Weber, Matthew Woodfin...
Delta Elementary School (05/24/10)
Delta Elementary School Kindergarten: Ryan Adams, Brooke comer, Braylin Dibert, Mason Dozier, Bailey Gramlisch, Jeremiah Hamilton, Levi Jansen, Alexa Jenkins, Jennifer Lankford, Eric Tolbert, Ashley White. 1st Grade: Hannah Bond, Kaya Carroll, Colby Crader, Lauren Crutsinger, Mitchell Givens, Seth Hubbard, Mason Keys, Emily Landewee, Dale Linccon, Katelyn Lunsford, Paxton Nichol, Hunter Ourth, Mason Sitzes, Danielle Thomas...
Cape Christian School (05/24/10)
Cape Christian School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Kaleb Arends, Marcus Caruso, Andrea Diamond, Laura Harris, Andrew Parsons, Courtney Penzel, Jade Samanta. 5th grade: Jay Green, Calli House, Bailey Janota, Rachael Koehler, Caitlyn Limbaugh, Paeton Outman, Sarah Pecord, Caroline Rollins, Katelyn Smith, James Stroup...
Leopold Junior & Senior High (05/24/10)
Leopold Junior & Senior High 2nd Semester A Honor Roll 7th grade: Ashlyn Bucher, Austin Bucher, Maria Calvert, Zach Elfrink, Caitlyn Landewee, Leah Landewee, Trevor Morehead, Lindsay Thiele. 8th grade: Nathan Cope, Sydney Eeftink, Kacie Hampton. 9th grade: Katie Eftink, Taylor Eftink, Joseph Elfrink, Shelbee Miller, Ryan Thiele, Katie Van de Ven...
Oak Ridge Middle & High School (05/24/10)
Oak Ridge Middle & High School 6th grade: Dakota DeRousse, Jessica Hahs, Shianna Hengl, Madison LeGrand, Ashley Lemonds, Tessa Mangels, Abigale Matthews, Harley Rush, Autum Schumer, Candice Seyer. 7th grade: Brianna Carron, Brooke Grable, Kelly Hahs, Cody Kinder, Leah Puchbauer, Cierra Reimann, Marissa Schamburg, Gabe Shrout, Kaleb Siemer, Rebecca Slinkard, Zach Watkins, Laine Whitaker, Kaylen Woods...
Jackson police and fire reports 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
City Councilman Robert K. Herbst is questioning whether the Cape Girardeau Police Department has too many vehicles; in particular, he questions the need for two motorcycles, a motor scooter and a mobile crime unit (van). The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and redevelopment officials are trying to interest a Nebraska developer in efforts to renovate the old shoe factory building on North Main Street, now that federal funding appears unlikely; local leaders would like to see the 78-year-old structure turned into an apartment building.. ...
Offshore drilling: (Too) big business? (05/24/10)
We hear a lot about big government and government regulations, but when you look into the offshore drilling operations, you wonder if offshore drilling isn't big business gone awry with little or not enough regulation. Offshore drilling is undoubtedly the most massive industry imaginable, diverging in all directions with virtually no standards of organization or operation...
Library is asset (05/24/10)
One year after the Cape Girardeau Public Library returned to its Clark Avenue location, following months of construction that doubled the size of the facility, all signs point to a positive impact. Items checked out are up 26 percent. There are twice as many computers available. Self-service check-out terminals are heavily used. The number of scheduled events in meeting rooms has more than doubled...
Priest embodied local history (05/24/10)
A part of Cape Girardeau history passed this week with the death of the Rev. Lou Derbes. Father Derbes attended St. Vincent College here in Cape Girardeau as a boy and later returned as a member of its faculty. I met Derbes several years ago when I was writing a brief history of St. ...
Speak Out 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
LEAVE it to columnist Mike Jensen to blame the victim. In a recent column, Jensen wrote that "Much of the underpinning of the subprime (mortgage loan) fiasco was the issue of people buying things they could not afford." No, Mr. Jensen. Much -- indeed, most -- of the blame for the subprime fiasco rested squarely with Wall Street wizards who packaged worthless loans called credit default obligations or, even fancier, synthetic credit default obligations, got cozy rating agencies to give them undeserved high ratings and sold them to unsuspecting buyers who began to go belly up when the inevitable defaults began. ...
Prayer 5/24/10 (05/24/10)
Spread light where there is darkness, O God, and help us to seek the truth. Amen.
illinois state powerlifting meet (05/24/10)
jeremy droge adam miller chance franklin all placed 1st wt. division.
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