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150-foot cake is centerpiece of Sikeston sesquicentennial celebration (07/14/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A birthday celebration isn't complete without cake. On Saturday the city of Sikeston will celebrate its 150th birthday at Malone Park with a 150-foot-long birthday cake, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. It will take 139 9-by-13-inch cakes lined up next to each other to create the big cake, said Brandon Kuehn, executive director of the Historic Midtown Development Group, the sponsor of the 150th birthday bash. ...
Chaffee man injured in traffic accident, fire (07/14/10)
Louis P. Smith, 47 of Chaffee, Mo., suffered moderate injuries when his 2007 SUNL scooter was struck from the rear by Audumn D. Smith, 22 of Advance, Mo. The accident occurred one mile south of Dutchtown on Highway 25 at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday. Following impact both vehicles caught fire and were completely burned...
Notre Dame Regional High School celebrates 85 years of tradition (07/14/10)
For Georgia Howe, a 1945 graduate of St. Mary's High School, it was learning from the strict but patient nuns. For Fred Meystedt, a 1955 graduate of Cape Girardeau Catholic High School, it was winning a citywide contest with his classmates. For Sarah Vickery, a 2000 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, it was the musicals...
Race for presiding commissioner: Brawley wants to put management skills to work (07/14/10)
Charles Brawley is counting on his emergency service experience to help Cape Girardeau County avoid a future catastrophe. "The presiding commissioner's No. 1 responsibility is emergency management," Brawley said. "I've got 30 years in emergency services that will help protect folks in our county."...
Local man arrested on statutory sodomy charges (07/14/10)
Cape Girardeau police arrested a 46-year-old man last week after a victim alleging he sexually abused her placed a recorded phone call to the man, who she alleges molested her for five years.
SB40 board wants to meet with Cape Girardeau County Commission over disputed property deeds (07/14/10)
The dispute over who owns two properties housing VIP Industries operations is now a question between the Cape Girardeau County Commission and the Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled. At the conclusion of Tuesday's meeting of the board for developmentally disabled, attorney James Marks reported that the deed for two pieces of property, one in Fruitland and the other on Southern Expressway in Cape Girardeau, had been sent to Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones by VIP attorney Al Spradling III.. ...
Legal expert on human trafficking talks to local victims' advocates (07/14/10)
A lawyer with Legal Services of Southern Missouri told members of the Domestic Violence Community Response Task Force on Tuesday that law enforcement and victim advocates may be seeing cases of human trafficking more often than they think.
Candidate forum to be held at University of Missouri Extension office (07/14/10)
The MU Extension Council of Cape Girardeau County and the Farm Bureau of Cape Girardeau County will host a forum for candidates for presiding commissioner at 6 p.m. July 27 at the University of Missouri Cape Girardeau County Extension office, 684 W. Jackson Trail in Jackson...
Bloomfield school district cuts busing within a mile of campus (07/14/10)
The Bloomfield School Board voted Monday night to stop bus transportation for all students who live within a mile of the school campus after discussing the state funding cuts for transportation this past year. The board also approved a resolution allowing $1.5 million in bonds to be issued for new roofs on the elementary and high school building and other building improvements...
Route FF closed for pipe replacement (07/14/10)
Route FF in Bollinger County will be closed while MoDOT crews replace pipe. This section of road is between Route PP and County Road 502. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Section of Route A to be closed next week (07/14/10)
Route A between County Road 237 and County Road 231 in Cape Girardeau County will be closed part of next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipes under the road in various places. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday through July 21...
Route F still reduced in Cape Girardeau County (07/14/10)
Route F in Cape Girardeau County will continue to be reduced to one lane while Missouri department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs. This section of road is from Route Z to one-half mile north of Route Z. Weather permitting, the work will continue from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today...
Cape Girardeau man accused of assault pleads guilty to peace disturbance (07/14/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man's jury trial set to begin July 26 was canceled in New Madrid County court Tuesday, when he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor peace disturbance.
Correction 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
An article in Sunday's Southeast Missourian about hyperbaric oxygen therapy available at Tim Morgan's hypnotherapy center in Kelso, Mo., should have said patients inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber breathe 27 percent oxygen, higher than the levels found in ambient air...
Community Counseling Center receives housing funds (07/14/10)
Nearly $1.5 million in Section 811 housing funds have been awarded to the Community Counseling Center Inc. in Cape Girardeau by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds will be used to construct 10 new affordable housing units in Cape Girardeau...
Lawyer: Insurance measure puts Mo. voters in bind (07/14/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An attorney argued Tuesday that a measure defying the new federal health insurance law should be stricken from Missouri's ballot because it poses an unconstitutional conundrum for voters. Missouri is poised to become the first state to put the federal health care law to a popularity vote with an Aug. 3 referendum on a state law conflicting with a key insurance requirement...
Army Corps considering coal ash as levee fix (07/14/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tapping public feedback about whether it should shore up some of the St. Louis area's ailing Mississippi River levees with coal byproducts that environmentalists say contain hazardous substances...
Law allows bingo games to expand to twice a week (07/14/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri residents soon could have more chances to play bingo. Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday letting bingo parlors open earlier, close later and offer games twice a week instead of just once. The bill also increases the amount of money bingo operators can spend on advertising...
Market slump expected to dent profits at big banks (07/14/10)
NEW YORK -- The bank industry's earnings winning streak may be over. A terrible spring in the financial markets is expected to leave the nation's big banks with second-quarter earnings that fall short of their stellar results from the first three months of the year. That's bad news for companies that relied on trading profits to mask a still-miserable banking climate with high losses from failed loans and low demand for credit...
New York court tosses out FCC's fleeting expletives policy (07/14/10)
NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court tossed out a government policy Tuesday that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule was unconstitutionally vague. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan struck down the 2004 Federal Communications Commission policy, which said profanity referring to sex or excrement is always indecent...
New cap placed on leaking well (07/14/10)
Poor putting fails to derail Werner (07/14/10)
How dominant has Tanner Werner been in junior golf in this area? Even when he's not at his best, he's usually better than the rest. Werner, who will be a senior at Jackson High School this year, demonstrated that point Tuesday during the second and final round of the Missouri Big "I" Championship at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Perryville upsets Capahas with walk-off single (07/14/10)
The Plaza Tire Capahas, fresh off winning their sixth straight National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional title, came back down to earth with a thud. Perryville's first-year team, the Longhorns, stunned the visiting Capahas 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Capahas, who swept to the regional championship over the weekend, are 19-9. They won 8-1 at Perryville on June 24, although that game was tight until late...
Ceiling fans reduce energy costs in summer and winter (07/14/10)
Conjure up an image of vacationers sitting on a veranda at a tropical resort, a ceiling fan rotating overhead and supplementing the cooling effect of the ocean breezes. Well, you don't have to go to the tropics to realize the benefits -- or create the ambience -- of ceiling fans. They can provide an energy-efficient supplement to air conditioning during these hot summer months...
Master fiesta food with help from Rick Bayless (07/14/10)
Rick Bayless has spent three decades teasing out the secrets of Mexican cooking. Now the Chicago restaurateur captures the essence of a grand Mexican party in "Fiesta at Rick's." The chef's sixth cookbook contains 150 recipes that turn classics upside down while actually enhancing their authenticity. ...
Grilled polenta, marinated sirloin unite for dish that's easy enough for family, good enough for company (07/14/10)
This dish is versatile enough to work for family-style dining or as a party-worthy appetizer. The dish starts by marinating thinly sliced sirloin in a blend of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic. Because the steak is so thinly sliced, it thoroughly absorbs the marinade and cooks almost instantly on the grill...
Cookbook benefits Bald Knob Cross (07/14/10)
Lorene Wood from the Senior Center brought me in a new cookbook for my birthday, and I was so glad to get it. "Sharing Our Best" from Bald Knob Cross is a collection of recipes put together by area residents to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the beautiful Bald Knob Cross in Alto Pass, Ill. ...
Roman Polanski only safe in France, Poland, Switzerland (07/14/10)
GENEVA -- Roman Polanski may once again be seen on the red carpet at Cannes -- but he won't be attending the Venice Film Festival or the Oscars anytime soon. Freed from Swiss house arrest after the government refused to deport him to the United States, the 76-year-old movie director still faces an Interpol warrant in effect for 188 countries for a 1977 child sex case...
Ruth Hinkle (07/14/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ruth Eva Lee Hinkle, 86, of Lake City, Fla., formerly of Anna, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Haven Hospice in Lake City. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Myrtle Lintner (07/14/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Myrtle M. Lintner, 99, of Perryville died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Nov. 16, 1910, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Edward and Louise Bailey Dambach. She and Elmer Lintner were married June 24, 1933. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1970...
Charles Myers (07/14/10)
Charles E. Myers, 71, of Oak Ridge died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery near Oak Ridge...
Richard McLain (07/14/10)
Richard Lee McLain, 86, of Jackson passed away Monday, July 12, 2010, at Monticello House. He was born Aug. 10, 1923, near Oriole, son of Roy W. and Laura Koeppel McLain. He and Dora Dale Farrow were married June 17, 1945. Richard graduated from Indian Creek High School in 1940. He farmed near the Indian Creek community and in 1956 started a 30-year career as a telegrapher with Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1986...
Mildred Schiwitz (07/14/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mildred S. Schiwitz, 87, of Benton died Monday, July 12, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Camdenton, Mo., to Clarence Stewart and Viola Riggs Stuckey. She married Arthur Albert Schiwitz Jr. on May 15, 1943, in Cape Girardeau. He died June 3, 1999...
J.D. Hanners (07/14/10)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- J.D. Hanners, 88, of Commerce, formerly of Barlow, Ky., passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Hanners worked as first mate with Dravo Barge line 38 years. He was a member of Arlington VFW and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Earl Hill (07/14/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Earl W. Hill, 85, of Thebes died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 20, 1924, in McClure, Ill., to Lawrence and Pearl Wilson Hill. He and LaVerne Snell were married Dec. 13, 1946, in Corning, Ark...
Rick Reams (07/14/10)
Rick Keith Reams, 58, of Harker Heights, Texas, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, S.C. He was born Jan. 17, 1952, in Kirksville, Mo., to Charles and Lura Louise Robertson Reams. Rick was retired from the Army after 22 years of service. He was currently serving at Fort Hood as site director for military intelligence training within the civilian branch of the Department of Army...
Nida Bell (07/14/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Nida Moses Bell, 83, of Mounds died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Summit Nursing Facility in Lakeway, Texas. She was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Mounds, daughter of the late George Samaha and Mary Hamaway Moses. Nida attended Webster Grove College and Chicago Musical College, majoring in music. She later sang in many choirs and was a vocalist for many occasions throughout the area...
Colin McLain (07/14/10)
Colin Brett McLain, 25, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, in Mongolia. He was born March 22,1985, in Cape Girardeau to Randy Ivan and Judy Lynne Graden McLain. Colin was a 2003 graduate of Central High School, and graduated from Carleton College in 2007 with a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and political economy. In 2009 he began law school at Washington Law School at American University in Washington, D.C...
Charles Birk (07/14/10)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Charles E. Birk, 74, of Tamms passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Charleston, Mo., son of Edwin F. and Alma Fluegge Birk. He and Shirley Jean Hornback were married June 30, 1957, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston, Mo...
Births 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
Daughter to David and Staci Kombrink of St. Charles, Mo., St. John's Mercy Hospital, 10:18 a.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010. Name, Emma Elizabeth. Weight, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. First child. Mrs. Kombrink is the former Staci Huey, daughter of Bill and Judy Huey of Cape Girardeau. She is brand manager with Royal Canin USA Inc. in St. Louis. Kombrink is the son of Donna Kombrink of Middletown, Mo., and the late LeRoy Kombrink. He is senior financial analyst with Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. in St. Louis...
Jackson police and fire reports 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Out of the past 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
Bargain Hound, owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Leon Eftink, has moved from 2228 Bloomfield Rd., into new, expanded quarters at 851 S. Kingshighway. A 1946 steam locomotive, tender car and two 1920s-style passenger cars will make their first appearance in Jackson tomorrow afternoon, but the soon-to-be operating tourist train won't be operating under its own steam; the engine and cars, which are now sitting on the track in Delta, will make the 18-mile trip to Jackson with the aid of a diesel engine provided by the Jackson Southern Railroad.. ...
Making a splash (07/14/10)
Attendance figures at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center are good news in may ways. Based on data from other water parks, Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department officials anticipated about 800 visitors a day at the water park that opened in May. But average attendance has been near 1,300 visitors a day...
Speak Out 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
THE policy prohibiting Cape Girardeau city employees from engaging in political activities leaves said employees with less freedom of political expression than inhabitants of Iran. EXTENSION of Cape Girardeau's Transportation Trust Fund tax should be approved by voters without one opposition vote. It is incumbent on the Southeast Missourian to get in line with city officials on the issue and publish no negative opinions about the worthiness of such a wonderful project...
Prayer 7/14/10 (07/14/10)
Bless the parents, O God, who instill good values and principles in their children. Amen.
Sing Out For Hunger (07/14/10)
The 2nd Annual Jackson Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry benefit concert will be held August 1, 2010 at New McKendree UMC South Campus starting at 6:00 pm. Churches that are performing this year include: Immaculate Conception, Cape County Cowboy Church, First Baptist , and New McKendree UMC. Free will love offering/can food will be accepted. All are welcome to join in on this great night of music and fellowship!...
Robin Carnahan Now Likes TARP (07/14/10)
In an interview with the Sedalia Democrat, the liberal Robin Carnahan said concerns about stabilizing the economy in 2008 made a good case for the TARP emergency funding package supported by President Obama and her brother, Congressman Russ Carnahan...
second step of super summer lake fun (07/14/10)
Mason continues to show off his tube stunts. Love his hair and legs in this one. Mason lived to tell his story and to ride again.
Super Summer Lake Fun (07/14/10)
Mason Landewee, 4 year old son of Tonya and Rodney Landewee demonstrates how to really have some fun on a tube. The family's favorite summer playground is Norfork Lake in Arkansas. Picture was taken by family friend, Shannon Hartwick.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (07/14/10)
Pumpkin is a 4 month old beagle/hound mix. She is playful and would love someone who would enjoy playing with her! Pumpkin is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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