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Stories from Monday, June 7, 2010

Discovery Playhouse hosts special events for its grand opening (06/07/10)
Families and community volunteers brought life to downtown Cape Girardeau on Sunday for the grand opening of the Discovery Playhouse. Interim executive director Janet Livingston said 381 people visited the Discovery Playhouse, which features variety of play areas designed to aid in a child's brain development...
Answering the call: Investigator got early start in crime-fighting career (06/07/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- As a young man of 21, Scott City native Branden Caid started his career in law enforcement as a jailer and dispatcher with the Scott County Sheriff's Office. He switched gears about a year later and joined the Mississippi County department as a road deputy. Before returning to Scott County, Caid worked as a public housing officer with the Charleston Department of Public Safety. It was a phone call from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, who served as sergeant in Charleston, Mo., while Caid was employed as a public housing officer, that gave Caid the opportunity to become an investigator and join a team that had just reopened a murder investigation.
Work progressing on three Scott City road improvement projects (06/07/10)
Road improvements in the Scott City area will soon make agricultural transport and residential travel safer and easier while providing room for economic growth. The improvements include an extension of Nash Road/Route AB to Highway 25, the Ramsey Creek Corridor connecting routes K and AB and a planned interchange on Interstate 55 south of Scott City...
Routes U, OO down to one lane today (06/07/10)
Routes U and OO in Cape Girardeau County will continue to be reduced to one lane for repairs today. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will repair pavement on Route OO between Highway 34 and County Road 379 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m...
School districts get help with construction projects from stimulus bonds (06/07/10)
Despite a failing economy, construction and financial experts continually told the Cape Girardeau School Board the time is now to pursue construction projects, in part because of low interest rates. One of the components of what experts deemed a perfect storm kicked in last week when Gov. Jay Nixon announced the latest round of no-interest construction bonds awarded through the stimulus package...
Official says historic Bloomfield courthouse needs repair (06/07/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- It has marked the town of Bloomfield as the Stoddard County seat for 140 years, built just five years after the end of the Civil War. It has witnessed the first Model A coming to town and has survived two world wars. It has cast its shadow on the grounds as veterans from the county have been honored for giving the ultimate sacrifice for their country...
Mo. balks at taxes but OKs higher fees (06/07/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers avoided increasing taxes this year despite an ailing state budget, but they still hope to get more money from animal shelters, some parents and large animal owners. The legislature, before adjourning last month, approved several bills that create new fees or raise the price tag for existing charges. ...
Mo. retirement system to drop employee bonuses (06/07/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A proposed plan would allow employees who run Missouri's main government pension plan to get pay raises that would help offset having their controversial bonuses eliminated. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that this will be the last month for bonuses for most employees at the Missouri State Employees Retirement System...
Official warns oil spill may last til fall (06/07/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- The cap over a blown-out oil well is capturing more and more of the crude pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could stretch into the fall...
Tornado leaves 7 dead in Ohio (06/07/10)
MILLBURY, Ohio -- A tornado unleashed a "war zone" of destruction in northwest Ohio, destroying dozens of homes and an emergency services building as a line of storms killed at least seven people and threatened to do more damage Sunday as it hit the Northeast...
Top U.S. officer: Vets need not suffer alone (06/07/10)
BEDFORD, Va. -- In a stirring tribute to the D-Day sacrifices of American soldiers and their allies, the U.S. military's top officer said Sunday that World War II's defining moment should remind all that returning warriors need not "suffer in quiet desperation."...
Southern Cal freeway closed after bear wanders into lanes (06/07/10)
LOS ANGELES -- A Southern California freeway was briefly shut down while state wildlife officials tried to remove a bear that wandered into lanes. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Kerry Carter said the adult black bear was spotted just after midnight Sunday on surface streets near the Foothill Freeway in Duarte...
Officials: N.J. men were plotting attack (06/07/10)
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- Two New Jersey men who envisioned a terrorist attack in the U.S. with a body count twice that of the Fort Hood massacre were arrested at a gate New York's Kennedy Airport as they were about to board flights on their way to Somalia to seek terror training from al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists, officials said...
Bar codes get more useful (06/07/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- It used to be that the only time you'd notice a bar code was at a store, maybe when a cashier scanned your groceries. But lately bar codes are showing up in more places around town -- and getting more sophisticated. You might have seen one cousin of the traditional bar code: Known as a QR code, this jumble of little squares randomly arranged within a larger square is popping up on everything from bus stop billboards to restaurant windows. ...
Israel says Turkish activists were ready for fight (06/07/10)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister claimed Sunday that the Turkish activists who battled Israeli naval commandos in a deadly clash last week prepared for the fight ahead of time, before boarding the ship in a different city from the rest of the passengers...
Cardinals pick 25th in today's MLB draft (06/07/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Ottavino made his second career start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, mindful of all the effort that got him to this point. Especially this time of the year. He was a first-round pick in 2006 and the team is set to draft a new crop of talent, holding the 25th overall pick plus a pair of supplemental selections in the three-day event that starts today...
Capahas encounter first loss in split (06/07/10)
The Plaza Tire Capahas ran their season record to 3-0 on Sunday before encountering an eight-inning loss in the split of a doubleheader with the St. Louis Printers. Plaza Tire banged out 17 hits in a 13-5 road victory in the opener, but the Capahas fell silent after scoring four runs in the first inning of the nightcap that ended in a 5-4 loss...
Cardinals fall to Brewers in 10 innings (06/07/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Rickie Weeks homered early and Corey Hart hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. Manny Parra struck out a career-high 10 in 5 1/3 innings and the Brewers overcame Albert Pujols' 14th home run to snap a three-game skid. Milwaukee has won five of its last seven in St. Louis...
New chapter to begin for one of Southeast's all-time best (06/07/10)
Jim Klocke couldn't have accomplished much more individually during his Southeast Missouri State baseball career that recently ended. Klocke finished his four-year collegiate run at catcher ranked at or near the top of many of Southeast's career and single-season statistical categories...
Around the bend: Part V (06/07/10)
Day seven, Friday, 09-28-07 We slept late this morning. It was 0830 when we finally pushed away from the bank. There was lots of barge traffic last night from the time we made camp at 1500 until well into the night. In fact, three barges stopped right across the river from our campsite and just sat there until sometime in the night. ...
Spirit of sisterhood: Karen Hann was recently recognized as an Outstanding Leader by Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (06/07/10)
Karen Hann of Cape Girardeau doesn't remember all the details of her time as a Girl Scout, but she does remember that it was fun and always made her laugh. Now, Hann is responsible for 12 Junior Girl Scouts, all 9- and 10-year-olds at Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau, where she hopes to give them laughter -- and much more...
Update: 1-2-3, march! Local seniors feel healthier and happier after committing to daily walks for exercise (06/07/10)
The best thing Judy Poe learned from this year's "March into Heart Health" walking program is this: "You just have to put your mind to it and make sure you do it," she says. It's her first time participating in the community exercise program, which involved four educational meetings over a 10-week period. ...
Talking Shop with Karen Hendrickson, vice president and chief nursing officer, Southeast Missouri Hospital (06/07/10)
As a vice president and the chief nursing officer at Southeast Missouri Hospital, Dr. Karen Hendrickson, EdD, RN works with more than 600 nurses to help ensure quality patient care. Her career as a nurse has taken her from the bedside to the boardroom and even to hospitals across the world...
People on the move 6/7/10 (06/07/10)
Brian Matthews of Elite Travel Inc. & Cruise of Cape Girardeau has completed Carnival Cruise Lines' comprehensive new online-training program to become a Carnival sales specialist. Elite Travel Inc. & Cruise, 354 S. Silver Springs Road, Suite C, is a full-service travel agency specializing in cruise vacations. For more information, contact Brian Matthews at Elite Travel Inc. & Cruise at 334-1234...
Chamber to host energy seminar June 23 (06/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce will host an energy seminar from 8 to 11:15 a.m. June 23 at the Show Me Center. Topics of discussion will include energy management and best practices; grant and loan opportunities for energy projects; AmerenUE's business energy efficiency program; conservation and efficiency recommendations; and Missouri's energy future. Registration fee is $29 for chamber members, and $49 for nonmembers. For more information, contact the chamber at 335-3312...
Helen Breeland (06/07/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Helen Frances Thresea Breeland, 47, of Advance died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home. No services will be held. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance is in charge of arrangements.
Alta Heisserer (06/07/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Alta I. Heisserer, 79, of Kelso died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Calvin Poinsett (06/07/10)
Calvin E. Poinsett, 83, of Gordonville died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Mary Long (06/07/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mary Davis Long, 75, of Marble Hill died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her residence. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. Graveside services will be at the Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Winfred Wren officiating...
Joyce Proctor (06/07/10)
Joyce Ann Proctor, 48, of Friedheim died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Roger Steinbrueck officiating...
Ervin Peetz (06/07/10)
Ervin A. Peetz, 82, of Gordonville died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Emanuel Church of Christ in Jackson...
Jayne Hill (06/07/10)
Jayne L. Hill, 48, of Festus, Mo., died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Mo. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the home of Ethan Bohnert, 7081 Autumn Ridge, Bloomsdale, Mo. Young and Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Perryville, Mo., provided the arrangements...
Sherry Green (06/07/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Sherry Lea Green, 56, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Center in Marble Hill. She was born June 17, 1953, in Bonne Terre, Mo., the daughter of Leon Junior and Ruby LaVerne Duncan Campbell...
Saxony Lutheran High School (06/07/10)
Saxony Lutheran High School Second Semester Honor Roll with High Distinction 12th grade: Alicea Mahnken. 11th grade: Kristen Dippold, Lucy Gage, Paige Kiefner. 10th grade: Alicia Arnold, Sam Breite, Kahri Diebold, Kaitlyn Harris, Nicole Hemmann, Kelsey James, Elizabeth Koehler...
Jackson Junior High School (06/07/10)
Jackson Junior High School Second Semester A Honor Roll 8th grade: Devin Austin, Ibraheem Aziz, Adam Batz, Anna Beussink, Jacob Breese, Caleb Brown, Alice Cai, Anthony Carachilo, Sarah Cleaver, Loren Coker, Nicholas Culbertson, Preston Cummins, Aubrey Daniel, Shannon Davis, Ashley Dettmer, Marian Dirnberger, Melanie Dockins, Kalynn Duley, Rebecca Edwards, Kyndal Eldridge, Emily Euclide-Gartman, Matthew Ezzell, Matthew Gibson, Kailey Green, Jordan Hadden, Brady Heisserer, Brooke Hendrix, Dylan Hill, Myranda Hill, Heather Hogan, Sierra Hughes, Dalton Humphreys, Dakota James, Jordan Johns, Colten Johnson, Hayden Johnson, Nicholas Keser, Kody Kingree, Zackary Koeller, Lauren Kranawetter, Lucy Kunz, Austin Lacy, John Lake, Jessica Lier, Samuel Lies, Julia Lincicum, Calvin Lysell, Sierra Maddox, Wyatt Mansell, Taylor McClard, Kathryn McWilson, Anna Miller, Jacob Monteith, Hailey Mouser, Laura Payne, Arthur Petzoldt, Tyler Phares, Trey Proffer, Faith Revelle, Cassandra Roberts, Ian Roberts, Evan Robinson, Alison Skaggs, Taylor Skaggs, Kyle Slinkard, Chaylynn Smith, Rachel Smith, Kaleb Snider, Clara Snyder, Melissa Stephens, Kaitlyn Stowers, Kunal Sutaria, Katelyn Tanner, Michaela Thompson, Emily Todt, Hayley Toft, Mikel Ulrich, Kelcie Ussery, Cheyenne Vaughn, Joseph Wessel, Dylan Wilkinson.
Scott City Middle School (06/07/10)
Scott City Middle School High Honor Roll 5th grade: Tori Buckner, Braden Cox, Jamie Glastetter, Timothy Huckstep, Jacquelyn Roth, Jacob Smith, Ryan Wilfawn, Lauren Wilhite, Ty Wilthong. 6th grade: Isabella Bowers, Nicholas Cassout, Samantha Hebrock, Paige McNeely, Lauren Pritchard, Andrew Schroeter, Hannah Shemonia...
St. Paul Lutheran School (06/07/10)
St. Paul Lutheran School Scholastic Honor Roll 5th Grade: Noah Franke, Payne Guilliams, Emily Hallman, Dawson Klinkhardt, Brock Murphy, Alyssa Ogle, Allyson Shaw, Morgan Stone, Katelyn Strange. 6th Grade: Emelia Baer, Jack Bagley, Chloe Kasten, Elizabeth Kiefner,...
Jackson police and fire report 6/7/10 (06/07/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Summons Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/7/2010 (06/07/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/7/10 (06/07/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Burglary Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 6/7/10 (06/07/10)
A line of thunderstorms moved through Cape Girardeau and Scott counties at dusk yesterday producing hail, heavy rain and strong wins in the Delta-Chaffee, Mo., areas; trees were downed and farm buildings flattened; it is thought a tornado touched down on the farm three miles south of Delta...
Arts funding (06/07/10)
This month the Missouri Arts Council board will decide how much of its tax-funded trust fund to allocate for arts programs around the state. It appears the arts council is prepared to use much of its $17.5 million fund to support the need for up to $9 million in projects that won't be funded by state appropriations this year...
Speak Out 6/7/10 (06/07/10)
REGARDING the mailboxes in the middle of the sidewalks on Mount Auburn Road: All it takes is one disabled person in a wheelchair to make a discrimination complaint with the state, and the mailboxes would all have to be knocked down. Wheelchairs can't get around them. Where a sidewalk I needed is from Cape Rock Drive down Perryville Road to the park so people don't have to walk in the street...
Prayer 6/7/10 (06/07/10)
Inspire us, O God, to rise above the ordinary and make powerful changes. Amen.
Jackson park project lands Guard national award (06/07/10)
Two small-town community parks projects helped propel the Missouri National Guard's 220th Engineer Company to four national engineering awards, presented recently at the Army Engineer Association ceremony at Fort Leonard Wood. The Festus-based unit was selected for the prestigious 2009 Itschner Award, presented annually to the engineer company in each Army component (Regular Army, U.S. ...
Success Happens! (06/07/10)
The Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri and MERS Goodwill recognized youth with a banquet on May 12, 2010 at Cheers, in Sikeston, MO. The youth are participants in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program operated by MERS Goodwill, a not for profit agency...
Tom Turkeys (06/07/10)
These two toms were strolling in a field by the side of County Road 301 in Jackson. I was lucky to have my camera with me and took these pictures from the car. I watched them for a while and they didn't seem to care. The big one is absolutely beautiful! This is a once in a lifetime shot. I was so excited!...
Snowball flower (06/07/10)
Snowball flower after the rain.
Tracker at Discovery Playhouse Grand Opening (06/07/10)
Tracker, mascot for the Southeast Missourian Jr. posed with 2 guests at the Grand Opening of Discovery Playhouse on Sunday.
Luna the cutest corgi ever!!!!! (06/07/10)
luna standing on my daughter's bed showing off her trademark corgi ears.
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