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MoDOT: Heat causing roads to buckle (06/21/10)
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Department of Transportation says the excessive heat that's hit the state could cause road damage. MoDOT says roadways have already begun to buckle in parts of Missouri since the sweltering weather arrived last week. For the rest of this week, the forecast calls for high humidity and temperatures in the 90s in most of the state...
Officer enjoys the chance to connect with the people on a small-town police force (06/21/10)
Small-town living is perfect for Dustin Jarrell, a 27-year-old Dexter, Mo., native just a few years into his career as a police officer. Although Jarrell began his career as an officer in Cape Girardeau, and then spent a short time in Scott City, his two years in Chaffee, Mo., have been rewarding. ...
About 5,000 brave the heat for final day of Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival (06/21/10)
Many more people set up tents and huddled under umbrellas along the runway Sunday at the second and final day of the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival, where a crowd of around 5,000 did its best to keep cool. Sunday's attendance dropped to around half of what it was Saturday, when organizers estimated about 11,000 people came out to see the U.S. ...
VIP Industries carries on its founders' vision, providing employment for people with developmental disablilites (06/21/10)
Most of the people who founded VIP Industries 43 years ago are no longer alive. But their legacy lives on as one of the most financially successful sheltered workshops in Missouri. Hundreds of people with developmental disabilities have worked at VIP Industries over the years. They perform simple assembly jobs, sort office paper and cardboard for recycling, and pack retail displays, among other work...
Southeast Missouri in for a hot week (06/21/10)
The temperatures experienced by Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival attendees Saturday and Sunday won't be leaving the area anytime soon, according to Christine Wielgos, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Experts: When census is finished, Missouri likely to retain nine congressional seats (06/21/10)
State experts predict Missouri will retain its nine Congressional seats, but the count will be close. Enumerators will wrap up the door-knocking portion of the census in late July, said Lori Simms, spokeswoman for the Missouri Office of Administration...
State's unemployment rate drops in May (06/21/10)
Missouri's unemployment rate fell slightly for the second month in a row during May, according to a new report from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The state's unemployment rate fell to 9.3 percent in May, down by two-tenths of a point from 9.5 percent in April. In March, Missouri's unemployment rate was 10.2...
State to cut prison visiting hours starting in September (06/21/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri plans to cut visiting hours in its prisons starting in September in order to save money. The department, which houses about 30,000 inmates, saw its budget cut this year by $4.5 million, to $660 million. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the change would affect 18 of the department's 20 facilities. Hours will continue to vary by institution. Missouri corrections officials say they are uncertain how much money the changes will save...
Man's sign against Dems takes hits (06/21/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri man who had the side of a box trailer professionally painted with a sign assailing Democrats says he put the trailer in a cornfield along a busy highway because he wanted people to see it. The sign, next to U.S. 71 about an hour south of Kansas City, reads: "Are you a Producer or Parasite. Democrats -- Party of the Parasites."...
Missouri governor delaying tax credits (06/21/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While asserting new tax breaks are urgently needed for Ford Motor Co., Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is delaying tax credits that could help finance tens of millions of dollars of development projects. Nixon's two-sided approach to tax incentives came to light this past week. ...
Far offshore, crews drill into Gulf to stop oil leak (06/21/10)
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO -- Fly by helicopter above the patchy wetlands along the Mississippi River Delta and past the floating boom and skimmers that have failed to protect the Gulf Coast from the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Keep following the finger-like oil slicks speckled orange and brown that threaten it still...
Suicide car bombs kill 33 in Iraq (06/21/10)
BAGHDAD -- Suicide bombers in a crowded Baghdad commercial district and Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit killed at least 33 people Sunday as insurgents tried to turn a monthslong deadlock over forming a new Iraqi government to their advantage...
Radar reveals extent of buried ancient city in Egypt (06/21/10)
CAIRO -- An Austrian archaeological team has used radar imaging to determine the extent of the ruins of the one time 3,500-year-old capital of Egypt's foreign occupiers, said the antiquities department Sunday. Egypt was ruled for a century from 1664 to 1569 B.C. by the Hyksos, a warrior people from Asia, possibly Semitic in origin, whose summer capital was in the northern Delta area...
Weekend sweep eludes Capahas (06/21/10)
After the way the teams battled during Saturday's doubleheader, it was only fitting that Sunday's final game of the series also went to the wire. The Plaza Tire Capahas were denied a series sweep -- barely -- as the Crestwood (Ill.) Panthers squeezed out a 4-3 victory at steamy Capaha Field...
Area digest 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
Jeff Appleman, Donnie Chester, Brent Holmes and Brad Elfrink won the Championship flight of the recent TEAM Southeast golf tournament. The annual fundraiser for the Southeast Missouri State football program was held at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson...
Cherokees defeat Post 63 for SEMO Invitational title (06/21/10)
The 18-and-under team finished the tournament with a 6-0 record
Cardinals fall to A's despite Holliday's two home runs (06/21/10)
Holliday belted two more home runs in a 3-2 loss to Oakland
Southeast basketball players in town for summer school (06/21/10)
I ran into Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt the other day and he told me some interesting news that he was really happy about. All of Southeast's players -- the returnees and incoming recruits, including Missouri transfer Tyler Stone, who won't be eligible this coming season -- are in town attending a session of summer school...
Breaking the cycle: Local groups teach vital career and finance skills to children and adults (06/21/10)
Perhaps the best way to survive an economic meltdown is to go back to the basics of saving, budgeting and debt management. Many local groups offer financial literacy programs for people of all ages and income brackets. "Everyone, no matter how good they are with numbers, can learn more about managing their pocketbooks," says John McGowan, director of community impact at United Way of Southeast Missouri. ...
Community connections: Employees who volunteer together, grow together, say local businesses (06/21/10)
When the workday is done, many employees stay busy with fundraisers and volunteer projects -- and when they team up with coworkers, they benefit more than just the community. Employees at MedAssets in Cape Girardeau -- and, in fact, throughout the country -- may take 40 paid hours each year to volunteer in the community. ...
Business loans: In the tough economy, more lenders than ever are looking at small business plans (06/21/10)
The economic recession has affected the way lenders view potential borrowers, but the U.S. Small Business Administration is trying to help on both sides of the lending process, says Bill Vickery, area manager for the SBA in Cape Girardeau. "I don't know that the rules and regulations have changed so much as the overall underwriting guidelines. ...
Paper or plastic? More businesses are switching to paperless pay systems (06/21/10)
Direct deposit of paychecks is nothing new, but some employees now have the option of receiving their paychecks directly through a payroll debit card. "It's just starting to catch on in our area," says Mike Unverferth, director of CPU Inc. of Cape Girardeau. "It's been more prevalent in larger areas, but lots of banks and card issuers, like Mastercard and Visa, have been doing this for a long time. It's fairly new here."...
Investing in power: Local women gather to learn about stocks and boost their own financial confidence (06/21/10)
Once a month, local women young and old, retired and employed, and from all backgrounds gather to research companies, crunch numbers and purchase shares of stock. It may not be the typical leisure activity, but these women have found fun, friendship and empowerment in investment clubs...
Banking plus: Banks offer more than financial services to meet the needs of customers By Carrie Bartholomew (06/21/10)
With the pace of life constantly increasing, many local banks are expanding their services to make the financial institution a place where many types of business can be conducted. First State Community Bank in Cape Girardeau not only offers accounts and loans, but their William Street location also features a post office and insurance policies for customers...
Packaging Success: Nordenia celebrates 20 years in Cape Girardeau County (06/21/10)
Nordenia celebrated the 20th anniversary of its plant in northeast Cape Girardeau County in May. Through the years the business has diversified and, in addition to making parts for neighboring Procter & Gamble's diapers, they also manufacture packages for other everyday items from pet food to fertilizer, said plant manager Bill Burke...
Talking Shop with Rick Hoffman of Hoffman Family Fireworks (06/21/10)
Rick Hoffman of Hoffman Family Fireworks in Cape Girardeau helps local families celebrate Independence Day with fireworks he imports directly from China. Hoffman recently retired as superintendent of Altenburg School District 48 after 28 years and now devotes himself year-round to his fireworks business...
Business licenses (06/21/10)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during the month of May include the following...
Health briefs (06/21/10)
A collection of short bits of area health news from Business Today magazine's July issue.
Bankruptcies (06/21/10)
Bankruptcies filed through May for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (06/21/10)
A collection of news about area business people compiled for Business Today magazine's July issue.
Business briefs (06/21/10)
A collection of short bits of regional business news compiled for Business Today magazine's July issue.
Tax liens (06/21/10)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the offices of county recorders of deeds during the month of May are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation.
Tweet meet up Wednesday for area Twitter users (06/21/10)
Southeast Missouri Twitter users will gather at the first Cape Girardeau TweetUp at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway Books and Roasting Co. Anyone who is a Twitter user or is interested in learning more about the social media application is welcome to attend...
People on the move 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
Katie Grapperhaus recently joined Hendrickson Business Advisors as the management and marketing firm's first graphic designer. For the past three years, Hendrickson Business Advisors has contracted with freelance and agency designers to provide marketing campaigns and support for its clients. ...
Walter Westrich (06/21/10)
Walter N. Westrich, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 18, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born March 13, 1934, in Cape Girardeau to Nicholas and Anna Menz Westrich. He and Mary Jo Willett were married Oct. 27, 1958, in Cape Girardeau...
Tommy Mize (06/21/10)
Tommy D. Mize, 73, of Watkinsville, Ga., died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the home of his daughter in Jackson. He was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Morley, Mo., son of the late Ernest and Lena Murphy Mize. He and Cathy Thomas were married April 26, 1986. She survives in Watkinsville...
Clara Henderson (06/21/10)
Clara Jean Henderson, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Cape Girardeau to Ralph and Bobbie Williams King. She was married to Bob Anderson, who preceded her in death. Clara was a hairdresser who also worked in the restaurant business for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith and had spent her whole life in Cape Girardeau...
Cecil Pfaff (06/21/10)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Cecil E. Pfaff, 72, of Villa Ridge died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Cecil was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Dongola, Ill., son of the late Frederick Carl Pfaff and Susie Goins Pfaff. Cecil attended the Mounds Church of Christ, was a member of the Olmsted, Ill., Fire Department, Olmsted Lions Club and a band member of the K & I Drifters known throughout Southern Illinois. ...
Births 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
Daughter to Tyler Reece and Hannah Kathleen McCullough of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:07 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Name, Sydni Reece. Weight, 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. McCullough is the former Hannah Searcy, daughter of Cindy Gordinier of Cape Girardeau and Bill Searcy of St. Louis. McCullough is the son of Joe McCullough and Debbie McCullough of Cape Girardeau. He is employed at Fazoli's...
Jackson police and fire report 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Out of the past 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
Lawyer Edwin E. Calvin, speaking before the county Board of Equalization yesterday, said, "Chateau Girardeau is not now and never has been a residency facility for wealthy people," and that it shouldn't be included on the tax rolls because it is a "charitable" entity operated by a not-for-profit corporation...
Jaycee golf (06/21/10)
For regular golfers at the Jaycee Municipal Golf Course in Cape Girardeau, having the course closed for months meant a disruption in routine and having to find tee times on other courses in the area. But after being closed a year for a $1 million makeover, the Jaycee course reopened recently, and most everyone says the improvements are great...
Speak Out 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
WHY are Gerald Jones, Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner, and Paul Koeper, 1st District commissioner, meeting privately with the SB40 Board, as published in your article? This is so wrong on so many levels. I can't wait for Jones to be off the commission so this kind of garbage will finally stop...
Prayer 6/21/10 (06/21/10)
Bring us a blissful summer, O God, filled with pleasant days and cool evening breezes. Amen.
Sowers lied about Emerson (06/21/10)
Tommy Sowers neglected once again to check his facts and rushed to smear Jo Ann Emerson with accusations she supported the stimulus. He told voters that the billion-dollar Holcim plant in Ste. Genevieve (total -- 2,750 jobs) was a stimulus project. It's not the first time Sowers has lied about Emerson, and it won't be the last...
Prove me wrong, and I'll pay (06/21/10)
I've just read Tommy Sowers' response to my letter. He said it was "pathetic and desperate." Well, Tommy, that's a matter of opinion, but look at it this way: I'm not running for political office as a far-left liberal in a conservative district and trailing my opponent by 50 percentage points. That should just about cover the "desperate" part, don't you think?...
Sowers: 'Aggressive' campaigner (06/21/10)
In a column published June 11, Southeast Missourian publisher Jon Rust mentions that Tommy Sowers, congressional candidate for the 8th District, is a "highly aggressive" candidate. I agree that Tommy is running an "aggressive" campaign and is continually on the offense. I would expect nothing less from a Green Beret who spent 11 years in the U.S. Army...
Mountain View to celebrate sesquicentennial (06/21/10)
Mountain View will hold sesquicentennial activities June 30 through July 4 to coincide with its annual alumni banquet and the second annual Mountain View Fireworks Celebration. Things kick off 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, with an old-time movie film, popcorn and drink at United Methodist Church. Admission will be 50 cents...
Moderate National Political Movements Announce Merger (06/21/10)
Favoring common sense, rational solutions while rejecting strict ideology, American Centrist Party and Modern Whig Party join forces
Notre Dame Students in the community (06/21/10)
Notre Dame students and teachers spent two weeks of their summer helping build a Habitat home in on Hickory St. in Jackson. Pictured from the left are: John McLain, Kacie Gaines, Elizabeth Kiblinger, Sydney Tibbs, Adam McCoy, Nick Koeppel, Tanya Davis, James Diveley, Stephen Carmen, and Josh Baumgart...
Golden Knights (06/21/10)
Golden Knight comming in for a landing
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Blue Angels
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Blue Angels
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Taken Thursday during their practice runs.
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Taken Thursday...
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Taken Thursday
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Taken thursday
Blue Angels have a couple of new members... (06/21/10)
These birds seem to be right in formation. Just a lucky shot...I didn't even see the birds when I took the picture.
Air Show- June 20, 2010 (06/21/10)
I believe this is the Franklin's Pirated Sky Event. Air Show, Sunday June 20.
Air Show- June 20, 2010 (06/21/10)
I beleive this is the Franklin's Pirated Sky event, where one of them is standing on the wing of the plane during these manuevers.
Air Show-June 20, 2010 (06/21/10)
Melissa Pemberton Aerobatics.
Air Show- June 20, 2010 (06/21/10)
Melissa Pebmerton Aerobatics. Amazing!
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Awesome Blue Angels!
Team RV (06/21/10)
Team RV at the Air Show, Sunday, June 20, 2010
Fat Albert (06/21/10)
Fat Albert. Sunday, June 20, 2010 Air Show.
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Blue Angels fly over the crowd at the Air show sunday, June 20, 2010.
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Blue Angels fly overhead.
Blue Angel (06/21/10)
Blue Angel flying sideways!
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
The Blue Angels just flew overhead. This is a view after they passed.
Air Show- June 20, 2010 (06/21/10)
US Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights.
Navy Blue Angels @ CGI 2010 (06/21/10)
Taken at the Cape Air Festival Saturday, June 19, 2010
US Navy Blue Angels 2010 (06/21/10)
Taken at Cape Regional Air Festival 2010
US Navy Blue Angels 2010 (06/21/10)
Taken at Cape Regional Air Festival 2010. This is my favorite pic from the 4 days I spent with the Blue Angels.
Cape Air Festival - Saturday (06/21/10)
P-51 Mustang on the Flight Ramp resting at the end of the day after an awesome performance earlier Saturday afternoon at the Cape Girardeau Air Festival.
Cape Air Festival - Saturday (06/21/10)
F4U Corsair on the Flight Ramp resting at the end of the day after an awesome flying performance earlier on Saturday afternoon at the Cape Girardeau Air Festival.
"Sky's the Limit" (06/21/10)
Blue Angels heading into the sky and beyond. Such amazing teamwork in all they do.
Blue Angels 6 19 2010 (06/21/10)
Awesome Cape Air Festival Show with the Blue Angels performing. Taken Saturday, June 19, 2010. Just got this new camera and had an amazing time at the show taking pictures!
Blue Angels Cape Air Festival 2010 (06/21/10)
Another amazing manuver by the Blue Angels.
Blue Angel formation (06/21/10)
Can you get a little closer for me ?
Fired up Blue Angels (06/21/10)
On the Flight Line shortly before they taxied out for the show.
Team RV Flight (06/21/10)
Formation flying with Team RV.
Fat Albert Airlines Fly By (06/21/10)
Fat Albert flys over the Blue Angels parked on the Flight Line.
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Awesome Day at the Cape Air Fest. Thanks Cape for bringing in quality entertainment.
Blazing Hot Air Show (06/21/10)
Melissa Pemberton in the blue monoplance plane and Skip Stewart in the red and black plane flying together on Saturday afternoon down the runway with the pyrotechniques going off in the background.
Blue Angels (06/21/10)
Blue Angels Airshow, Sunday June 20, 2010 Cape Girardeau Regional Airshow.
Flying Right Over Us (06/21/10)
Blue Angels Airshow. Sunday , June 20, 2010 Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Fat Albert (06/21/10)
Fat Albert. Cape Girardeau Airshow. June 20, 2010
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