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Stories from Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vendors at Cape fair take alternative approaches to health (07/11/10)
Vendors at the fifth annual Mother Earth Wholistic Health Fair Saturday offered a natural approach to caring for the human body both inside and out. "Who were the healers before we had Walgreens? It was the moms and grandmothers who knew the healing gifts in herbs," said Joleene Unnerstall, a master herbalist at AAA Women Works Inc. of Washington, Mo...
Jackson prepares for annual cleanup week (07/11/10)
Starting Monday, Jackson residents will be able to get rid of some of their large, unwanted items during the city's annual Clean Up/Fix Up Week. During this week, residents that qualify for the city's solid waste pick-up program will be able to place items curbside for free removal...
Third extension of Cape road tax goes before voters next month (07/11/10)
On Aug. 3, Cape Girardeau is asking voters to approve the third extension of the half-cent sales tax for roads that initially passed in 1995. Over 15 years the tax, which raises a little more than $4 million a year, has paid for paving almost all the gravel roads in town as well as major reconstruction projects like Bloomfield Road, Independence Street and Broadway. ...
Cape native who died in Mongolia thrived on new experiences, father says (07/11/10)
Colin McLain walked a path different from many, traveling in Asia and Europe. Although his most recent journey, an eight-week "externship" with the legal adviser to the president of Mongolia, ended with the Cape Girardeau native being found dead in a national park there, his father, Randy McLain, said the last time he spoke with his son, Colin was enjoying himself but also focused on his work...
City cites employee policy in Cape police group's TTF-4 opposition (07/11/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Officers Association's ads against a city road tax led to a swift crackdown on city employees opposing measures advanced by their bosses. Soon after the ads, which included a list of association members, appeared in the Southeast Missourian in May, the city discovered a policy against political activity by employees. ...
Kickoff event for Memory Walk draws 40 people (07/11/10)
About 40 people showed up Saturday for the first Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk kickoff celebration at Lazy L Safari Park in Cape Girardeau. The kickoff, a new event in the Southeast region, served as a way to create awareness about Alzheimer's disease, which afflicts around 9,600 people in Southeast Missouri, said Teresa Birk, outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association in the Southeast Missouri region...
Community college center holding open house (07/11/10)
The Cape Partnership for Higher Education will hold its second of two open houses on Monday. The Partnership is the newest community college center in the area brought through an agreement primarily among Southeast Missouri State University, Three Rivers Community College and Mineral Area College...
Traffic down to one lane for Route AB work (07/11/10)
Construction on Highway 25, Highway 77 and Route AB in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties will begin Wednesday. Workers will lay a crossroad pipe under Highway 77 just south of the Highway 25 intersection in Blomeyer. Traffic will be reduced to one lane when construction starts at 6 p.m. ...
Two women arrested in Southeast Missouri in connection to St. Louis homicide (07/11/10)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- Two Piedmont women were taken back to St. Louis early Thursday morning for questioning in connection with a fatal stabbing. "Information gathered by St. Louis detectives led them to a suspect(s) in rural Piedmont," explained Piedmont Police Chief Richard Sanders...
Two arrested after SUV hits house in Sikeston (07/11/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two men were in jail Friday after allegedly stealing a vehicle and crashing it into a house in Sikeston early Friday morning, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, about 4 a.m. ...
SUV hits building on North Sprigg in Cape Girardeau (07/11/10)
A blue 1995 Jeep Cherokee traveling south on Sprigg Street struck a building at 215 N. Sprigg St. The SUV hit a parked 2004 Pontiac Vibe before careening through the front yard into the white brick building. The driver was distracted by her radio, according Cape Girardeau Police Officer Joe Thomas...
Cape County man's electrocution accidental, coroner says (07/11/10)
Family members found a man dead after he did not return home as expected Friday afternoon. Robert Jones, 71, was electrocuted while working at a pond with an electric sump pump, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau County coroner's office...
Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston to expand (07/11/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Although the Kenny Rogers Children's Center has already gotten a major facelift with renovations over the past few months, more changes are on the horizon. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported that on Thursday, there was a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the beginning of a 7,000 square-foot expansion...
300 gallons of propane leak at Perryville store (07/11/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A propane tank spewed 300 gallons into the wind at Orscheln Farm and Home in Perryville on Friday. Store manager Terry Danz said MFA Oil and Gas employees knocked a valve off a tank they were going to replace. "It took about an hour for the tank to empty," Danz said. "We had a good breeze, and it was blowing it away."...
Spy swap: Agents were pawns in a practiced game between old enemies (07/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- In the rapid-fire spy swap, the United States and Russia worked together as only old enemies could. Less than two weeks after the FBI broke the spy ring in a counterintelligence operation cultivated for a decade, 10 Russian secret agents caught in the U.S. are back in Russia, four convicted of spying for the West have been pardoned and released by Moscow, and bilateral relations appear on track again...
BP: Cap on gushing well removed, oil flows freely (07/11/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea. It's the first step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel more oil to collection ships on the surface a mile above. If all goes according to plan, the tandem of the tighter cap and the surface ships could keep all the oil from polluting the fragile Gulf as soon as Monday...
Southeast Missourian co-player of the year: Oak Ridge's Brett Thomas (07/11/10)
Thomas, who will be a senior at Oak Ridge this fall, verbally committed to play baseball at the University of Missouri on Friday.
Southeast Missourian co-player of the year: Scott City's Skylar Cobb (07/11/10)
Cobb pitched a no-hitter during the regular season and a perfect game in district play but counts neither as his best performance in a season that has netted him three player of the year honors and a couple of all-state selections.
Capahas capture NBC World Series berth (07/11/10)
A third straight dominant pitching performance led the Plaza Tire Capahas to their sixth consecutive National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional title. The Capahas secured their 29th straight trip to next month's NBC World Series in Wichita, Kan., with Saturday night's 7-1 win over the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Braves...
Capahas' LaBruyere snuffs out Printers' bats (07/11/10)
Brad LaBruyere has been among the Plaza Tire Capahas' top pitchers the past two seasons. But LaBruyere has taken his game to another level in the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional. LaBruyere fired a three-hit shutout in the regional for the second straight year as the Capahas beat the St. Louis Printers 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in the winners bracket final of the three-team, wood-bat event at Capaha Field...
Maupin tosses gem in Capahas' opener (07/11/10)
Anthony Maupin's first pitch Friday night was deposited over the scoreboard beyond the left-field fence for a home run. Just about everything else went right for Maupin in the opener of the three-team, wood-bat National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional at Capaha Field...
Cape Jr. Legion downs Sikeston (07/11/10)
The Cape Girardeau Post 63 Plaza Tire Junior American Legion baseball team defeated Sikeston 4-3 in eight innings in its first game Saturday at the district tournament. Aaron Wendell's single knocked in Steven Brennan for the winning run in the eighth inning. Post 63 played Jackson later Saturday, but the game ended too late to be included in today's edition...
Myers, Astros quiet Cards' bats (07/11/10)
HOUSTON -- Brett Myers has lasted at least six innings in each of his starts this season. He had much bigger goals Saturday night. Myers added another quality start to his strong season, pitching eight crisp innings to help the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1...
Good Deed of the Week: Local woman volunteers to help seniors (07/11/10)
Cape Girardeau resident Carol Steiner is trying to do her part to reach out to senior citizens in the area. Since 2008 Steiner has been volunteering for the Cape Girardeau Senior Center in Cape Girardeau. Steiner currently calls five homebound patients for the center to make sure they have everything they need and are still in good health. ...
Poll: Money a big factor in pet care (07/11/10)
LOS ANGELES -- When a vet told Nancy Gates that her dog Arabella had heart problems, needed surgery and it would cost $500, she had no choice but to put her pet down. "It was pretty straightforward because I had four young children to feed," she said. "The vet said surgery was my only option. I did not want my dog to suffer."...
Pet of the week (07/11/10)
Pet name: Shaddow, a Weimaraner Owner's name: Larry and Reggy McElroy Favorite activity: Lazing around in the hammock or lawn chair....
Coming alive: Show Me Center event turns Nickelodeon shows into theater experience for children (07/11/10)
Story time may bring childhood memories of padded floor mats and favorite blankies, but for the current generation of preschoolers "Storytime Live!" on July 18 at the Show Me Center will bring a world of adventures far more colorful than naptime. Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America will present "Storytime Live!" with a cast of 12 playing a variety of characters from four of Nickelodeon's top-rated preschool shows: "Dora the Explorer," "The Backyardigans," "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" and "Wonder Pets!" along with Nick Jr. ...
Fulfilling a destiny: The Rev. David V. Dissen involved in church since birth (07/11/10)
The Rev. David V. Dissen of University Lutheran Chapel of Hope has been involved with a church since birth. He credited his father, a pastor, who Dissen said served as a marvelous role model for him. Dissen said that ultimately the Holy Spirit is what guided and directed him into ministry. ...
Real estate agents donate to Habitat (07/11/10)
Recently real estate agents at Realty Executives of Cape County donated $1,340 to Habitat for Humanity. Over the past year, real estate agents donated a portion of every house commission they earned to their local Habitat for Humanity. They did so to help a to-be-named working family achieve its dream of a home of its own. ...
Sikeston's community theater adds youth division (07/11/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston Little Theatre is developing a new program geared to give local children and teens more opportunities to perform on stage. "Stage 2" is a division of the Little Theatre and will produce children and youth plays, events, talent showcases and workshops throughout the year...
Adopt Heathcliff (07/11/10)
Heathcliff is a 12-week-old male kitten. He loves to play with his brothers and sister. His siblings are also orange tabbies. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837...
FYI 7/11/10 (07/11/10)
The Cape River Heritage Museum will be holding a League of Women Voters exhibit through July. The exhibit celebrates the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The exhibit features a documentary video, articles and photographs. ...
Say 'I don't' to wedding stress (07/11/10)
Stomach aches, headaches, poor concentration, moodiness, irritability. Getting married is supposed to be a happy time, right? So why are so many brides-to-be completely stressed out? Taking take care of endless details, manage vendors, handle family demands and meet the emotional needs of the groom -- all with an already busy schedule -- can turn any sweet-natured woman into either a blubbering mess or the dreaded bridezilla...
Adopt Clooney (07/11/10)
Clooney is a 1-year-old cat. He is handsome and has a wonderful personality. Clooney has been neutered and is up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823...
Positive, negative influences shape your life (07/11/10)
If you take a brief moment to look over the course of your life, you could probably identify people who have influenced you. Influences can come from a tremendously deep well of possibilities:Maybe a teacher who inspired you to explore an interest that eventually became your career. ...
Core business (07/11/10)
There is a convenience store in Cape Girardeau County with a roadside electronic sign flashing the words, "Amazing Bathrooms." Having a clean, secure place to freshen up is a real draw for motorists, particularly in the summer with so many of us traveling. Naturally, the proprietor's hope is that if you use the store's bathroom that you'll also make a purchase -- of fuel, soda, candy, et al...
Baby raccoon makes an escape (07/11/10)
A baby raccoon is called a kit. Moments previous to this shot, a mother raccoon spotted me and hurried past followed by two kits. A third one fell into the duckweed-covered water in its attempt to catch up, allowing me time to prepare for this photo. Raccoons are good swimmers even at a young age...
Kathleen Kluesner (07/11/10)
Kathleen W. Kluesner, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at her home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, at Comstock Park, Mich., to William and Veronica Schweitzer Scheidel. She and Rufus Kluesner were married Sept. 11, 1945, at Comstock Park, Ill. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1993...
Ricky Reams (07/11/10)
*** Ricky Reams Ricky Keith Reams, 58, of Harker Heights, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Spartanburg, S.C. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Jim Stafford (07/11/10)
*** Jim Stafford Jim Stafford, 62, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Robert Jones (07/11/10)
Robert Ralph Jones, 71, of Delta died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his farm northwest of Delta. He was born Nov. 22, 1938, at Pollock, S.D., to John Paul and Amelia Schaefer Jones. He and Ruth McBreairty Jones were married March 12, 1983, at Bossier City, La...
Nick Huber (07/11/10)
Nick Huber, 57, of Jackson died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug, 5, 1952, at Cape Girardeau to Nicholas and Juanita Bader Huber. He and Patty Halter Huber were married Nov. 18, 1978, in Cape Girardeau...
Viola Elizabeth Menz Moroni (07/11/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Viola Elizabeth Menz Moroni, 90, of Oran passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born April 22, 1920, in Oran, to Martin T. and Magdalene Halter Menz. Viola was a machine operator for the International Hat Co. in Oran, Mo., and she later retired from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee, Mo...
Billy Long (07/11/10)
Billy G. Long, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Jackson, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Jackson to Frank and Lula Yoder Long. He and Evelyn Sewing were married on July 27, 1945. Mr. Long worked as a clerk in a hardware store. Later he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Jackson for 30 years as a mail carrier...
Births 7/11/10 (07/11/10)
Son to Lee Erich and April Ann Miesner of Park Hills, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:04 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Name, Lucas Erich. Weight, 9 pounds, 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Miesner is the former April White, daughter of Michael Inman and Barbara Inman of Farmington, Mo. She is a student at Mineral Area College. Miesner is the son of Earl Miesner and Pam Miesner of Perryville, Mo...
Out of the past 7/11/10 (07/11/10)
Resin Exchange Co. has dropped its legal action before the Interstate Commerce Commission now that it has tentatively agreed to enter into a six-month lease agreement with Missouri Pacific Railroad for the use of a portion of a branch line that is being abandoned here...
Summer school menus: July 12-16 (07/11/10)
MONDAY -- Chicken patty, mixed vegetables, mixed fruit. TUESDAY -- Noodles, green beans, apple slices. WEDNESDAY -- Fish patty, tater tots, banana. THURSDAY -- Chicken taco, applesauce. FRIDAY -- Mini corn dogs, salad, peach...
Paying for transit (07/11/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority has been providing bus service along fixed routes in Cape Girardeau and around-the-clock taxi service for four years. There is every indication that the service is filling a need. Bus ridership is up to 800 riders a week, the authority's fleet has almost doubled and ridership for all services is up 76 percent...
Speak Out 7/11/10 (07/11/10)
I don't care what you say, but bingo is gambling. If we're going to shut one form of gambling out by voting not to have a casino, then we need to shut them all out. If the casino can't come to town, we need to get rid of bingo too. I would like to say a special thank you to the woman who found my billfold in the J.C. ...
Prayer 7/11/10 (07/11/10)
Fill us, O God, with your divine serenity whenever tempers flare. Amen.
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