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Stories from Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Schoolteacher, school superintendent speak of their time in military, meaning of Memorial Day (06/01/10)
Educators with military backgrounds brought lessons of respect and remembrance to Cape Girardeau's and Jackson's Memorial Day events. Jackson featured remarks by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau and schoolteacher Penny Kurre, a 1980 Jackson High School graduate who reached the rank of petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy before returning home to study at Southeast Missouri State University...
37 churches helping gather signatures in Cape casino petition drive (06/01/10)
The group hoping to force a vote on casino gambling in Cape Girardeau has enlisted the help of 37 churches and 56 individuals to help circulate petitions, organization spokesman Doug Austin said Monday. Quality of Life in Cape Girardeau, which asked the Cape Girardeau City Council to put the question before voters, intends to deliver petitions with 2,635 signatures from registered voters by July 6, Austin said. ...
Cape Girardeau County to chip-and-seal several roads this summer (06/01/10)
The summer will be busy for crews touching up several Cape Girardeau County roads. In July, Missouri Petroleum Products Co. will begin laying chip-and-seal on 12.8 miles of county roads. The project is expected to be complete in August. The county's contract with the company is for $227,836.25...
Three Cape residents arrested over Sunday armed robbery (06/01/10)
A woman and two men were arrested Sunday evening in connection with an armed robbery on Broadway in Cape Girardeau, police spokesman Sgt. Adam Glueck said. A man told officers he was walking shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday on Broadway near Henderson Avenue when he was approached by two men who struck him on the head and demanded his belongings, Glueck said. The victim told police one of the men displayed a handgun, Glueck said...
Man charged with attempted rape and burglary in Cape (06/01/10)
A 51-year-old man was charged with attempted rape and burglary following an early Sunday home invasion, Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Adam Glueck said. Craig Kizer was being held on $100,000 cash-only bond Monday at the Cape Girardeau County Jail after being arrested a few blocks from where the incident took place, Glueck said. Kizer is charged attempted forcible rape, armed criminal action and burglary, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia...
Half-off signs go up Sunday during 100-Mile Yard Sale as vendors try to clear inventory (06/01/10)
Motorists who made their way through Southeast Missouri for the 100-Mile Yard Sale that started last week began to see sale signs Sunday, when many vendors began offering items for half off. While some vendors were hoping to clear out their inventory Sunday, others packed up their yard sale treasures Saturday, leaving larger distances between sales near Delta, Dutchtown and Jackson the remainder of Memorial Day weekend...
Grill contributes to early morning Jackson house fire (06/01/10)
A grill cooling off from a Memorial Day barbecue was a contributing factor to an early morning house fire in Jackson. Jackson Fire Department spokesman Steve Baugh said that around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday crews were called to a fire at 404 South Shawnee Blvd. Within 20 minutes crews contained the fire. Around 4:30 a.m. crews left the scene...
Country singer Darryl Worley to perform at Arena Park for Independence Day celebration (06/01/10)
Country singer Darryl Worley will headline the USA Veterans Independence Day celebration at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. He will perform at the grandstand at 8 p.m. July 2. Tickets will be available soon at www.usa-veterans.org and at the Arena Building...
Answering the Call: Bollinger County sheriff likes interaction job brings (06/01/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bollinger County Sheriff Leo McElrath, 61, is a year and a half into his first term in the office. While he enjoyed his 27 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, McElrath, who also served four years in the U.S. Army, likes being a sheriff because he can better interact with the people of Bollinger County. As long he has his health, McElrath said, he'll do whatever he can to make Bollinger County a safe place...
Best chance to fix oil leak using relief wells is 2 months away (06/01/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- The best hope for stopping the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has been compared to hitting a target the size of a dinner plate with a drill more than two miles into the earth, and is anything but a sure bet on the first attempt...
Vice president honors fallen troops; Obama talk rained out (06/01/10)
ELWOOD, Ill. -- Vice President Joe Biden hailed America's fighting men and women Monday as the "spine of this nation," while President Barack Obama's tribute in Illinois got washed out by a severe thunderstorm and high winds. The president later delivered the speech Monday evening after he landed at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington...
Poll finds debt-dogged Americans stressed out (06/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations. There are new jobs produced but old worries persisting for people despite belt-tightening and boosted savings, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll...
Inaccurate scales can be costly (06/01/10)
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Ever stop to think about how much difference a slightly off-kilter scale or gas pump could cost you and other customers? Nationally, the stakes could be a staggering $7 trillion -- for both customers and sellers. That estimate comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is the country's lead standards-setting organization...
Area digest 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
Vicki Dye of Jackson carded her first career hole in one Saturday at Kimbeland Country Club. Dye used a 9-iron to ace No. 4, a par 3 playing 105 yards. Terry Dye witnessed the shot. The Memorial Day couples scramble at Dalhousie Golf Club was shortened to nine holes because of rain and finished in a tie...
Cape Legion opens season with sweeps (06/01/10)
The Ford & Sons Cape American Legion Post 63 baseball team swept a doubleheader Monday night from visiting Metropolis, Ill., to improve to 4-0 on the season. Despite collecting a total of seven hits, Cape Legion posted 2-1 and 3-0 victories at Capaha Field...
Jaycee Municipal prepares to unveil new look (06/01/10)
Nearly a year has passed since the last shot was fired at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. The mandatory cease-fire is nearing an end. The course, which has been shut down for 11 months due to a $1 million renovation, will reopen for play June 11...
Cards use rain delay to overtake Reds (06/01/10)
ST. LOUIS -- An hourlong rain delay was just what Jaime Garcia needed to refocus. The St. Louis Cardinals knocked out Bronson Arroyo in the fifth inning and their rookie left-hander overcame a shaky start in a 12-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, forging a first-place tie in the NL Central...
Pujols hits three HRs in win against Cubs (06/01/10)
CHICAGO -- Albert Pujols didn't see anything different in his three-homer performance Sunday in comparison to the period in which he connected once in 28 games. Pujols hit three long balls and Adam Wainwright pitched seven impressive innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday...
Redhawks' season ends quietly at OVC tourney (06/01/10)
I don't think Southeast Missouri State's latest two-and-out performance at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament should detract from the solid season the Redhawks had. But I know it's disturbing to coach Mark Hogan that the Redhawks haven't been able to fare any better at the OVC tournament the past two seasons...
Director del Toro quits planned 'Hobbit' film over production delay (06/01/10)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro said Monday that production delays have forced him to quit the planned film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a two-part prequel to New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson's blockbuster trilogy "Lord of the Rings."...
Talking shop with Kathy Swan, owner, JCS/TEL-LINK (06/01/10)
When she's not running her own business, Kathy Swan is a tireless advocate for others through her roles with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and her newest role as a member of the Cape Girardeau City Council...
Lazy L Safari Park to open June 19 (06/01/10)
Parakeet Jungle inside West Park Mall has closed for the summer as its owners prepare to open Lazy L Safari Park this month. Owner Vicki Lantz said the birds on exhibit at Parakeet Jungle are now part of an exhibit on tour at summer fairs in Michigan...
People on the move 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
Ernst & Young LLP selected Jerry Howe, CEO of Big River Telephone Co. in Cape Girardeau, as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the central Midwest. This group of entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. ...
Norma Blattel (06/01/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Norma Gosche Blattel, 88, of Chaffee died Monday, May 31, 2010, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Earl Martin (06/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Earl Martin of Perryville died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 74. He was born in Menfro, Mo., on Aug. 31, 1935, son of the late Frank and Ada Dunn Martin. He and Anna Buerck Martin were married April 25, 1959. She survives in Perryville...
Peggy Lawrence (06/01/10)
Peggy Louise Lawrence, 69, of Jackson passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010, at her home. She was born April 17, 1941, in Hunter, Mo., daughter of Finis and Rose Manlove Webb. She and Louie Lawrence were married Dec. 26, 1959, in Ellsinore, Mo. She graduated from Grandin High School in 1959. ...
Wilbert Neislein (06/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilbert M. "Wib" Neislein of Perryville died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at his residence. He was 85. He was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Sedgewickville, Mo., son of the late Frank B. and Matilda H. Tuschhoff Neislein. He and Barbara Joy were married July 28, 1951. She survives in Perryville...
Lonnie Seabaugh (06/01/10)
Lonnie Perry Seabaugh, 70, of Oak Ridge died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his home near Oak Ridge. He was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Sedgewickville, Mo., a son to Marvin Lewis and Lettie Erma Green Seabaugh. He and Roberta M. Cook were married Sept. 14, 1962, at Third Street United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Florence Drum (06/01/10)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Florence Mathilda Drum, 90, of St. Mary died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the home of her daughter in St. Mary. She was born March 27, 1920, at Old Appleton, Mo., a daughter to Oscar and Helen Meyer Dambach. She was married Dec. 19, 1959, to Elbert L. Drum. He died March 29, 2003...
Evla Johnson (06/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evla Mae Johnson of Perryville died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was 88. She was born July 4, 1921, in Millersville, daughter of the late Otis Ora and Minnie Mae Mantz Brown. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne (Bob) Stone of Tilsit; two sons, Bill (Joyce) Johnson of Florissant, Mo., and Ron (Lana) Johnson of Cape Girardeau; a granddaughter, Amy (Mark) Powell of Jackson; three grandsons, Chris (Stephanie) Johnson of Winfield, Mo., Shannon (Tracey) Johnson of Florissant, Mo., and Andrew (Patty) Johnson of Millersville; nine great-grandsons; a sister, Viola Clifton of Wood River, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.. ...
Donald Cairns (06/01/10)
Donald L. Cairns of Friedheim died May 30, 2010, at his residence. He was 63. He was born Jan. 11, 1947, in St. Mary, Mo., son of the late Hosea Cairns and Bertha A. (Davis) (Cairns) Buehler. He and Sharon Mangels were married Sept. 11, 1971. She survives in Friedheim...
Meadow Heights Junior & Senior High (06/01/10)
Meadow Heights Junior & Senior High Superintendent's Honor Roll 7th grade: Emma L. Cook, Ireland Halbrook, Kiana Hotop, Rebecca Mayfield, Morgan Politte, Tereena Wagner. 8th grade: Ruth Ann Bellew, Christipher Bollinger, Caitlin Cook, Jedidiah Cook, Ryan Foltz, Mikayla Green, Valerie Hernandez, Ashlee Long, Sierra Smith, Hayley Thorne...
Kelly High School (06/01/10)
Kelly High School A Honor Roll 12th grade: Ellen Ashcraft, Londyn Backfisch, Megan Beck, Kelsey Blue, Callie Bollinger, Cory Brock, Kristal Carmack, Kasey Coffee, Mallory Cowger, Derek Dewitt, Danielle Dock, Kate Duenne, Crystal Gosnell, HollyAnne Hoernig, Justine Hulshof, Cody Kern, Carissa Klipfel, Andy Klunk, Heather Lowe, Evan Masters, Ariel Morrow, Chelsea Paul, Brittany Pemberton, Brittany Stevens Pemberton, Torie Price, Sarah Raby, Ryan Rolwing, Kasey Shelton, Cory Slusher, Neely Tetley, Hannah Vinyard, Aaron Welter.. ...
Cape Central Junior High School (06/01/10)
Cape Central Junior High School A Honor Roll 7th grade: Afton Brown, Courtney Buck, Mackenzie Cannon, Jacqueline Crawford, Raleigh Davis, Miles Dean, Amanda Evans, Bailey Gentil, Alexander Gentle, Betsy Gonzalez, Elizabeth Green, Maggie Groshong, Matthew Gutwein, Emily Holman, Melissa Hopkins, Moriah Johnston, Maya Kelch, Heaven Ketcherside, Luke Kinder, Sarah Kitchen, Alyssa Klos, Caroline Kurtz, Katie Laramore, Lexie McClanahan, Madeleine McDonald, Alex Melton, Madison Moore, Morgan Murphy, Tyler Petermichel, Madeline Poole, Christian Retter, Erica Scott, Winnie Smee, Noah Smentkowski, Alexis Summers, Bridget Trepasso, Tessa Valleroy, Amanda Webb, Haley White, Anissa Wiant, Austin Wiant.. ...
Jackson fire report 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
The weather cooperates with youngsters who turn out to fish the lake in the newly opened section of Cape County Park; most of the anglers go home with limits of catfish, bluegill or bass, or a combination of the three. A beautification project proposed by Cape Girardeau Redevelopment Corp. ...
Fountain Street (06/01/10)
Work has started on the 1,300-foot extension of Fountain Street from Morgan Oak to William streets. The brick street with a landscaped median will continue Fountain from Highway 74, which provides access to downtown from both Interstate 55 and Illinois. A ground-breaking ceremony was held May 19...
Speak Out 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
AS I grow older, more and more of my friends are taking more and more pills and spend what seems to be a lot of money on prescriptions. They visit their doctors with increasing frequency, and their doctors seem to want to prescribe more pills. But the strange part is my friends don't seem to be any healthier. ...
Prayer 6/1/10 (06/01/10)
For lifetime commitments of earthly love, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Accuracy Watchdog Rips Robin Carnahan. Bad. (06/01/10)
FactCheck.org, a non-partisan truth-checker in political campaigns, has blown the whistle on Robin Carnahan for multiple false statements about Gulf oil spill issues. The group's report, issued Friday, is devastating to the credibility of liberal Democrat Robin Carnahan. The group made a detailed analysis of Carnahan attack videos and an e-mail sent to her supporters which distorted federal law and the facts...
Altenburg Rodeo Entries Announced (06/01/10)
The entry list for the 10th annual Perry County Community Rodeo, which will be held in Altenburg this Friday and Saturday, June 4 & 5, includes some highly ranked contestants. Toping the list are two 2009 world champions -- bull rider Jared Long from Ramona, Oklahoma, who will compete on Saturday, and 14 year-old four-time barrel racing champion Mesa Leavitt from Bluegrass, Iowa, who will compete on Friday. ...
Acup-Cook Family Reunion (06/01/10)
The date of the annual Acup-Cook Family Renuion has changed for 2010. It will now be held Sunday, June 27 at Cape County Park Shelter #4 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Families are asked to bring covered dish, camera, and family memorabilia.
KEVIN KING TO VISIT VETS HOME GOLF TOURNAMENT (06/01/10)
Entertainer Kevin King , who some may remember as Kevin Propst from his early years growing up in Cape Girardeau, will be making a rare, special appearance in his old stomping grounds. He will be a featured guest at the Veterans Home Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, June 4, at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (06/01/10)
We're just snoozin away the days until you can come see us adorable kittens at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary! We have kittens available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
Emily Dickinson in Her Courtyard (06/01/10)
Emily Dickinson, white GSD, relaxes by the courtyard fountain. The roses this year are phenomenal, thanks to the rain: New Dawn roses stretch over the arbor and across the side of our house. In the main garden, beyond the courtyard, are two of the five Knockout rosebushes...
Rosebush (06/01/10)
Anyone driving on Sherwood Drive will notice our bed of cherry-red knock out roses when they were in full bloom. At present, the bushes are bloomed out but they will be blooming again shortly. Thank heaven someone finally came up with a rosebush everyone can grow...
Cherry-red rosebush (06/01/10)
Anyone driving on Sherwood Drive will notice our bed of cherry-red knock out roses when they were in full bloom. At present, the bushes are bloomed out but they will be blooming again shortly. Thank heaven someone finally came up with a rosebush everyone can grow...
Respect (06/01/10)
Grandchildren learning about respect for this countries hero's at Memorial Park, Memorial Day 2010
Brief Glimpse On Memorial Day Morning (06/01/10)
A beautiful sight during my morning coffee break on our porch.
To honor him (06/01/10)
A child placing a flag on the grave of her Greatgrand Father in honor of his service to our country. Memorial Park, Memorial Day 2010
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