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Stories from Sunday, July 18, 2010

More than 450 alumni attend Notre Dame reunion Saturday (07/18/10)
A reunion 85 years in the making took place at the Venue in Cape Girardeau on Saturday evening as more than 450 people gathered to celebrate the anniversary of Notre Dame Regional High School. Following a Mass that began at 5 p.m., the reunion treated its alumni to a casual evening of a fully catered meal, a cash bar and a chance to reunite with old friends...
Emerson, Sowers reach $1 million in campaign funding (07/18/10)
The fundraising race in the 8th Congressional District gave both leading candidates something to brag about in the second quarter of the year, and once again how that money is being raised became ammunition for the opposition. Republican incumbent U.S. ...
New Hamburg Picnic delivers on traditions (07/18/10)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- The line of people waiting to fill their plates with fried chicken and kettle beef stretched around the parish hall and through the parking lot Saturday night at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg.
Cape Girardeau casino measure to appear on November ballot (07/18/10)
Cape Girardeau residents will vote Nov. 2 on whether they want a casino. The petition circulated by Quality of Life in Cape Girardeau needed 2,635 signatures to force a vote on the issue and the group turned in 3,080. Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers reported to the city that there are enough signatures from registered voters to meet the goal, city clerk Gayle Conrad said Friday...
Area candidates disclose finances (07/18/10)
One of the most expensive area races on the Aug. 3 primary ballot is the Republican contest in Perry County that pits challenger Jason Tilley against incumbent Associate Circuit Judge Michael Bullerdieck. Tilley, the brother of Missouri House Majority Leader Steve Tilley, has raised $33,812 for his effort to unseat Bullerdieck, who has held the post since 1987. ...
Kelly schools plan enrollment days (07/18/10)
The Kelly School District will hold enrollment days and an open house to prepare for the upcoming school year, which begins Aug. 12...
Sikeston Tea Party endorses Bob Parker (07/18/10)
Southeast Missourian SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Tea Party has endorsed Texas County rancher Bob Parker in the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District. Parker's campaign announced the endorsement in a story submitted Friday on semissourian.com...
Sikeston police seeking suspect in beating, robbery (07/18/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are looking for suspects in a Friday incident. At 12:13 a.m. Friday, a call was received about a kidnapping and robbery that began at the intersection of North West Street and David Drive. The victim reported he was "taken out" while walking home from work and forced into a vehicle, where he was hit in the head with a hammer and robbed. His cell phone, shoes and wallet were reportedly taken...
Triplet calves born in Butler County (07/18/10)
Having been in the cattle business for nearly 45 years, Willard Abbott has had hundreds of new calves born on his Butler County farm, but none like those born on a cold, rainy March day. On the morning of March 21, one of Abbott's Charolais cows delivered triplet heifers, all of which survived. The odds of that happening are about 1 in a half-million. The rare births have drawn the attention of a farm magazine and requests from area feed stores to show the calves...
Part of I-55 to be one lane through Aug. 31 (07/18/10)
Southbound traffic on Interstate 55 will be reduced one lane with an 11-foot width restriction for pavement repairs from one-mile north of Route O to the Arkansas state line. Work will begin at 6 a.m. July 26, and end at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.
Striping on highways 34, 51 begins Monday (07/18/10)
Weather permitting, a contractor will be striping highways 34 and 51 in Bollinger County at Marble Hill, Mo., on Monday. The operation is a moving operation, so no stationary warning signs will be posted.
Cape Girardeau City Council Agenda (07/18/10)
7 p.m. Monday City Hall 401 Independence St. Action items Public hearing Consent agenda New ordinances Appointments Other business...
Club news 7-18 (07/18/10)
The 21st Biennial Convention of the Missouri District Lutheran Women's Missionary League was held June 11 through 13 at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Mo. The theme was "Beautiful feet -- led by God." There were over 725 women from across in attendance. Those attending as delegates from the Cape Girardeau area were Eileen Schlichting, Nelda Steffen, Becky Heuer, Rosie Schwent, Ruth Boxdorfer, Helen Steffens, Amber Kuehn, Beverly Lewis and Ashley Kassel...
Illinois cross advocate accused of child sexual abuse (07/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- An outspoken pastor who led fundraising efforts for the restoration of a towering Southern Illinois cross landmark was freed on reduced bond Friday and ordered confined to his home after being accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl...
U.S. analyst, wife sentenced for spying for Cuba (07/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- The 73-year-old great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for quietly spying for Cuba for nearly a third of a century from inside the State Department. His wife was sentenced to 5 1/2 years...
Biden's 2008 campaign fined more than $219K (07/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- Election watchdogs have fined Joe Biden's 2008 presidential campaign more than $219,000 for sloppy bookkeeping and accepting excessive contributions, including a discounted flight on a private jet. The audit was released Friday by the Federal Election Commission...
Clinton on key Afghan mission as U.S. war fears grow (07/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- As concerns grow about the war in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to South Asia on a mission aimed at refining the goals of the nearly 9-year-old conflict. U.S. lawmakers are increasingly questioning the course of the war. ...
Minor earthquake shakes U.S. capital's movers (07/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- Earthquakes are so rare in the Washington area that even a geology student wasn't quite sure what was going on when a minor one hit early Friday. Was it a truck passing by? A low-flying plane? Gerasimos Michalitsianos, who will be a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, was sitting on his couch looking at e-mails when the 3.6-magnitude temblor occurred...
The Gulf waits: Oil is plugged, but for how long (07/18/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- The Gulf Coast found itself in an odd moment of limbo Saturday: The oil has been stopped, but no one knows if it's corked for good. The clock expired on BP's 48-hour observation period and the government added another day of critical monitoring. Scientists and engineers were optimistic that the well showed no obvious signs of leaks, but were still struggling to understand puzzling data emerging from the bottom of the sea...
Car bomb in Mexican drug war changes ground rules (07/18/10)
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The first successful car bombing by a drug cartel brings a new dimension of terror to a Mexican border region already shocked by random street battles, bodies dangling from bridges and highway checkpoints mounted by heavily armed criminals...
Officials: No one under N.J. parking garage rubble (07/18/10)
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Authorities called off a 22-hour rescue mission at a partly collapsed parking garage Saturday after determining that no one had been trapped when a glass canopy attached to a high-rise condominium building fell the day before, a fire official said...
Typhoon Conson ebbs to tropical storm on its way to Vietnam (07/18/10)
BEIJING -- A typhoon that left dozens dead in the Philippines and two in China weakened to a tropical storm as it churned toward northern Vietnam on Saturday, smashing boats in its path and lashing the region with rain and wind. It was expected to make landfall before dark. Authorities said more than 170,000 people were being prepared for evacuation...
Divers find 200-year-old champagne in Baltic wreck (07/18/10)
STOCKHOLM -- Now that's some vintage bubbly. Divers have discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, one of the finders said Saturday. They tasted the one bottle they've brought up so far before they even got back to shore...
Roadside bombs kill five NATO troops in Afghanistan (07/18/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Five NATO troops died in roadside bomb explosions in Afghanistan, the alliance said Saturday, as international forces announced they had foiled a terrorist attack on an upcoming conference in Kabul to be attended by leaders from more than 60 nations...
Abbas says Israel must accept foreign border force (07/18/10)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he'll resume direct peace talks if Israel accepts its 1967 frontier as a baseline for the borders of a Palestinian state and agrees to the deployment of an international force to guard them...
Post 63 rally falls short (07/18/10)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 Senior American Legion baseball team hadn't even finished clearing its equipment out of the dugout after its game against Dunklin County Post 303 at the District 14 tournament before talk turned to getting another shot at the Dodgers...
Jackson Babe Ruth advances to title round (07/18/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth offense continued its hot hitting in the third round of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth State Championships, defeating the three-time defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels 12-4 on Saturday...
Jackson fends off Bluff in Legion elimination game (07/18/10)
A day after the Jackson Senior American Legion Post 158's attempt to rally from a big early deficit failed, the team had to overcome its opponent's rally Saturday to avoid elimination in the District 14 tournament at Notre Dame Regional High School...
Capahas manage split (07/18/10)
It wasn't looking good for the Plaza Tire Capahas midway through the second game of their doubleheader Saturday. The Capahas dropped the first game 16-2 and trailed 9-3 after 5 1/2 innings of the second game. But the Capahas rallied to win the second game 10-9 to earn a split with visiting Fairview Heights, Ill...
Wainwright hushes Dodgers in 2-0 win (07/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright picked up a little pointer from San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum at the All-Star game. As if the talented right-hander needed any more help. Wainwright pitched six sharp innings to improve to 10-0 at home and Skip Schumaker and Brendan Ryan both drove in a run, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Saturday...
Giving voice to his faith: Christian performer to play Cape Girardeau (07/18/10)
Singer/songwriter and ventriloquist Brent Vernon's 15 years of touring have taken him to 48 states and several countries and, on Wednesday, Cape Girardeau. Vernon will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Abbey Road Christian Church. He travels as an independent musician doing about 150 shows a year in places like churches, coffee houses and schools...
One click can help rescue more dogs (07/18/10)
Meaningful work: Southeast Missouri woman takes on stray dog problem by finding foster, permanent homes
Fresh look, old church: Professional interior painter repainting St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (07/18/10)
Upon entering St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, the smell of fresh paint in the sanctuary contrasts the warm country air outside. Ted Mueller, a professional interior painter from Chester, Ill., has transformed an outdated facade with his best techniques, just in time for the congregation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the current church building in October...
Between the beginning and the end (07/18/10)
Life is many things. No description explains it. People make plans. Sometimes they work out, and sometimes they don't. What you eventually end up with is the result of what went on between the beginning and the end of your journey. God's encouragement is "I will instruct you in the way you should go. I will counsel you and watch over you." (Psalm 32:8)...
Trust donates to Safe House (07/18/10)
The C.W. Rushing Charitable Trust recently made a $1,000 donation to the Safe House for Women. The money was raised at the 2009 Captain Woody Rushing Golf Tournament that was held at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. Pictured from left are trust representative Michael W. Rushing, Linda Garner with the Safe House for Women and trust representative Todd Rushing...
Rotary Club receives donation (07/18/10)
The C.W. Rushing Charitable Trust recently made a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Club. The money was raised at the 2009 Captain Woody Rushing Golf Tournament that was held at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. Pictured from left to are Rotary Club member Tracey Glenn, trust representative Michael W. Rushing and Rotary Club member Trudy Lee...
Perryville graduate completes basic training (07/18/10)
Army Pfc. Steven A. Richardson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics and basic first aid. He is the son of Larry and Mary Richardson of Perryville, Mo., and a 2008 graduate of Perryville High School...
Students share garden vegetables with homebound parish members (07/18/10)
Kids can make a difference. Just ask Sydney Newell. Sydney, 11, began a project last year that has grown throughout her school and her St. Francis Xavier Parish. Sydney started a garden near her school to grow tomatoes, peppers, watermelon and other produce, which were shared with homebound members of the parish. ...
FYI (07/18/10)
The monthly dance at the Arena Building will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. This month's dance features the All Stars, a foursome of men from around the area. Doors will open to all ages at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person and concessions are available. For more information call 339-6340...
Taking the first step is necessary to find greatness (07/18/10)
The crowds gathered in the spring of 1884 at Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., prepared to be astounded at the latest attraction. Once they purchased the nickel ticket, each rider descended a 50-foot tower, rising and falling down the hilly 600-foot track at an astonishing rate of 6 mph. Le Marcus Thompson's Switchback Railway was a huge success, earning him hundreds of dollars a day. All from a nickel ride...
Kids go crazy for wavy bracelets (07/18/10)
Colorful trend: Children, parents go crazy for shaped bracelets
Let me upgrade you: Wives refine rings (07/18/10)
NEW YORK -- When Elizabeth Robichaux Brown got married nine years ago, she made a vow to love her husband, for better or for worse, until their dying days. She did not make that same kind of commitment to her ring. She did what more and more women are doing: She gave her original engagement ring an upgrade, placing two stones -- which she calls "the twins" -- on each side of her solitaire diamond...
Japanese beetles hard to get rid of (07/18/10)
This Japanese beetle was making lacework out of a wild grapevine leaf when I photographed it. Other Japanese beetles were feeding on grapevine leaves in the vicinity. I've noticed that in addition to many garden plants, these beetles also love to eat the leaves of some native wild plants like willow and grapevine...
Viola Wilfong (07/18/10)
Viola Wilfong, 87, of Patton, Mo., died Thursday July 15 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 22, 1923, near Marquand, Mo., daughter of Charley and Mary Gromer Besher. She and Ray D. Wilfong were married April 25, 1942, and he died May 30, 2001...
Juanita Moore (07/18/10)
Juanita Marie Moore, age 95, of Kelso, Mo., died Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 26, 1914, in Cairo, Ill., to William Oscar and Jessie Marie Phelps Holderfield. She and Robert Cleo Moore of Mounds, Ill., were married Sept. 15, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ill. He died Dec. 16, 1954...
Diana Meggs (07/18/10)
Diana Williams Meggs, 53, of McClure, Ill., died suddenly Friday evening at 7:32 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 6, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Harry and Josephine Miller Williams. She was married in November 2005 to William "Billy" Meggs...
Mary Keith (07/18/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary E. Keith, 78, of Perryville died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Don Estes officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Fork Cemetery...
Vernon Rhyne (07/18/10)
CROSSTOWN, Mo. -- Vernon E. Rhyne, 84, of Crosstown died Saturday, July 17, at his residence. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church in Crosstown, with the Rev. John Gagnepain officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Don Eaker (07/18/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Don Walter Eaker, age 73, of Chaffee passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at Wappapello, Mo. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, to George W. and Lora Lee Borneman Eaker. He married Judith Robinson, and she survives. Don was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee, where he was active in various committees and was an avid greeter on Sunday. ...
Leslie Beasley (07/18/10)
Leslie M. Beasley Sr., 83, of Tamms, Ill., went to be with the Lord at 6:35 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010, surrounded by his loving family at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Les was born Aug. 29, 1926, to Thomas R. and Maime Elizabeth Burden Beasley in Baystown, Ky...
Brey - Yeaglin (07/18/10)
Kiley Brey and Tim Yeaglin were married May 28, 2010, at Carillon Beach, Fla. Harry Houseman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Judi Brey of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Tom Yeaglin of Memphis, Tenn., and Linda Warren of Nashville, Tenn...
Dyer - Cheben (07/18/10)
Bailey Elizabeth Dyer and 2nd Lt. Landon Karl Cheben were married June 19, 2010, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Lance Cunningham performed the ceremony. Organists were Greg Chesney of Cincinnati and Susan Brown Bandy of St. Louis, cousin of the bride. Cellist was Cadet Samuel Korom of West Point Military Academy in New York...
Musgrave - Brown (07/18/10)
Amber N. Musgrave and Jeremiah R. Brown were united in marriage June 26, 2010, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Christina Musgrave of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Angela Craft and Randy Brown of Jackson...
Johnson - Petroline (07/18/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Emily A. Johnson and Andrew C. Petroline exchanged wedding vows May 8, 2010, at the historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Joel Christensen performed the ceremony. Music was by the Serenade Strings Trio of St. Louis University...
Koenig-Pohlman (07/18/10)
Gene and Beverly Koenig of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Ann Koenig, to Ryan Wayne Pohlman. He is the son of Terry and Bonnie Pohlman of Oak Ridge. Koenig is a 2005 graduate of Perryville High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in St. Louis in December. She is employed at Perry County Memorial Hospital...
Tooley - Taylor (07/18/10)
Jim and Barb Tooley of St. Peters, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stefanie Lynn Tooley, to John Claude Holthaus Taylor. He is the son of Allen and Laurie Taylor of Cape Girardeau. Tooley is a 2003 graduate of Fort Zumwalt South High School in St. Peters. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a graphic designer with Krey Distributing Co. of Anheuser-Busch in St. Peters...
Spooler - Oldson (07/18/10)
Barry and Jill Spooler of Millersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ann Spooler, to Blake Jeffrey Oldson. He is the son of Jeff and Joy Oldson of Jackson. Spooler is a 2008 graduate of Jackson High School. She is pursuing a degree in secondary mathematics education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Toys R Us and Hastings in Cape Girardeau...
Yancey - Niswonger (07/18/10)
Gary and Jan Roth of Jackson and Ted and Goldie Yancey of Fredericktown, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Yancey, to Alex Niswonger. He is the son of Dan and Alice Niswonger of Cape Girardeau. Yancey is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Urhahn - Sander (07/18/10)
Greg and Susan Urhahn of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Ann Urhahn, to Garrett Stephen Sander. He is the son of Regina Sander of Scott City. Urhahn is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is employed by Scott County School District, and is junior high/high school girls assistant basketball coach with Oran School District...
Hotz - Ammon (07/18/10)
Lori and James Tucker of Piedmont, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Hotz, to Nathan Ammon. He is the son of Cindi Pruitt of Cape Girardeau and Kevin Ammon of Jackson. Hotz is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a creative designer at Bold Marketing...
Brandes - 50 Years (07/18/10)
Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Brandes of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner July 10, 2010, at the home of Steve Miller in Jackson. Hosts were their children. Brandes and Janet Hobeck were married July 10, 1960, at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Mo., by the Rev. Erwin Boeschen...
Hitt - 35 Years (07/18/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Al Hitt of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts were their children, Donna (Skip) Osiecki of St. Charles, Mo., Scott (Teri) Goodman of Cape Girardeau, and David (Cindy) Goodman of Longmont, Colo...
Jackson police report 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department report 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson fire report 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Police report 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Fire report 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
Cape Girardeau is spending a lot of money operating a landfill which should have been closed three years ago, says City Councilman Robert K. Herbst; he was the lone dissenting vote last night against a resolution authorizing an excavation agreement with Cape Realty Investments Corp., which allows the city to excavate land owned by the corporation and use the dirt to cover solid waste at the city landfill...
Correction 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
n In Friday's edition, the name of the neighborhood where presiding commissioner Chris Hutson lives should have been Whispering Oaks, north of Cape Girardeau. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Summer school menus for July 19-23 (07/18/10)
MONDAY--Cheese pizza, cucumbers, pears. TUESDAY--Spaghetti, green beans, mixed fruit. WEDNESDAY--Chicken patty, mashed potatoes & gravy, strawberries. THURSDAY--Fish sticks, mac & cheese, pears. FRIDAY--Corn dog, green salad, peaches...
Yes on TTF-4 (07/18/10)
Anyone who has resided in Cape Girardeau 15 years or more can do a quick mental comparison of the city's streets and sidewalks then and now. In 1995, voters approved a half-cent sales tax to be used expressly for streets and sidewalks. Since then, $60 million has been committed for projects like widening Broadway, rebuilding much of Independence Street, improvements to Siemers Drive and other major projects...
Speak Out 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
I heard the casino presentations at the Osage Community Centre. The differences were dramatic. The first company didn't have its act together. The Isle of Capri is a reputable company and certainly has a lot to offer Cape Girardeau. DAVID Limbaugh suggests the Obama administration grows more arrogant, cavalier and fundamentally dishonest every day. ...
Prayer 7/18/10 (07/18/10)
For the kindness of strangers and other good deeds, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Pixie supporting the Milwaukee Brewers! (07/18/10)
Pixie wearing a Milwaukee Brewers sundae hat from American Ice Cream.
Just a couple of bestfriends hangin' out! (07/18/10)
Daisy May and her bestfriend George The Goat , laying around in the yard - like usual.
The big smooch (07/18/10)
Sammy giving Chance a big smooch.
Hawn Park Owl (07/18/10)
Camping at Hawn State Park and this owl landed right above our heads. He visited with us for a long time.
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