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Stories from Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Carnahan cancels Cape Girardeau campaign stop (07/28/10)
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's scheduled visit to Cape Girardeau to discuss her proposals for new restrictions on lobbying by former members of Congress and their staff as part of her campaign for the U.S. Senate has been canceled...
Police: Man accidentally shoots woman, self while drunk (07/28/10)
STEELE, Mo. -- A 19-year-old Steele man is facing charges of unlawful use of a weapon after shooting a woman in the back while he was intoxicated, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. According to the Steele Police Department, at approximately 2:12 a.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to North First Street in reference to shots being fired...
Jackson firm to be distributor for waste-to-fuel technology (07/28/10)
Business and community leaders learned about a new system a Jackson company is bringing to the United States to convert waste into synthetic diesel fuel. About 50 attended the Tuesday night meeting at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus for a presentation by 49 Green, the sole U.S. distributor for Denmark-based company Organic Fuel Technology...
Presiding commissioner candidates discuss jobs, roads; GOP candidate says he'll leave party if elected (07/28/10)
Jobs and roads were among the top topics at a forum for Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner candidates Tuesday night at the University of Missouri Extension office in Jackson. One of the two Democrat candidates, Brian Thomas, did not attend. ...
Challenge of putting on Homecomers worth the effort, organizers say (07/28/10)
The 102nd Jackson Homecomers opened Tuesday night with remarks from Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr, a performance from the Jackson Municipal Band, the crowning of the Homecomers queen and, of course, carnival rides and food.
Local not-for-profits in danger of losing tax-exempt status (07/28/10)
More than 100 not-for-profit organizations in Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties are at risk of having their tax exempt status revoked by the Internal Revenue Service.
Delta residents question city spending (07/28/10)
A proposal to increase water and sewer rates in Delta drew two dozen people to the town community center Tuesday night because many wondered whether the money was needed to cover the $13,000 cost of demolishing an old church. A back wall on the building on Route N, which was a Baptist church and then a Ford and Sons Funeral Home, collapsed in late June when an air conditioner fell, Mayor Bonnie Bradshaw and alderman Dale Hobeck said. ...
In Perry County presiding commissioner race, one campaigning on record, the other on tax idea (07/28/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- In the Republican primary race for Perry County presiding commissioner, one candidate points to his experience, while the other hopes his new ideas on taxes will persuade voters. First-term Presiding Commissioner Carl "Topper" Lueckel Jr.. faces challenger Richard "Rick" Schemel in the Aug. 3 primary. The winner will run against Democratic candidate Stanley "Paul" Grantham in the November general election...
First case to be heard Monday for truancy court in Butler and Ripley counties (07/28/10)
With a stern voice, Judge John Bloodworth warned the youth before his bench Monday, "If you're not in school, we're going to come find you." "That means," he continued for the woman acting as the boy's guardian, "if he's not in school, we're going to be knocking on your door."...
Off-campus centers make profit for Three Rivers (07/28/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.--Three Rivers Community College came out of fiscal year 2010 with a $1.8 million surplus, according to president Dr. Devin Stephenson, making for a "landmark event" during the current economic climate, he said. Per request of the trustees during the board meeting Tuesday, Stephenson provided information about the community college's three main off-campus centers, showing a profit of about $600,000 during fiscal year 2010...
Route Y bridge work begins Monday (07/28/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to replace the Route Y bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 1 in Stoddard County will begin Aug. 9. The road will remain closed from Route AB to Route Z for construction. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-October. This will be the final Route Y bridge to be replaced through the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program...
Route T to be reduced for shoulder repairs (07/28/10)
Route T in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane for shoulder repairs. This section of road is between Route AB and County Road 434. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Route Y in Cape County reduced today (07/28/10)
Route Y in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction for drainage repairs. This section of Route Y is from Route W to one mile east of Route W. Work will be performed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Route N to be reduced for drainage repairs (07/28/10)
Route N in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane for drainage repairs. This section of road is between county roads 253 and 257. Work will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Independent candidate submits signatures for spot on 8th District congressional ballot (07/28/10)
Independent congressional candidate Larry Bill of Jackson turned in 7,462 signatures Monday for his effort to find a spot on the Nov. 2 election ballot.
Commissioner candidates file finance reports (07/28/10)
District 2 Commissioner Jay Purcell relied on union donations and retired firefighter Charles Brawley used personal funds to fuel their campaigns for Cape Girardeau presiding commissioner during the first three weeks of the month.
Sheriff's department says Perryville woman carried syringe into jail (07/28/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville woman arrested Sunday on an outstanding warrant is facing new criminal charges after allegedly carrying and concealing a syringe into the Perry County
Sikeston police join social networking world on Facebook (07/28/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is now using social media -- specifically Facebook -- to improve its community relations. "Facebook will help provide information to the community," said said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer. ...
New suspect arrested in Poplar Bluff railroad spike case (07/28/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A new suspect was arrested Monday in an incident from last week where a Poplar Bluff woman fought off an alleged intruder with a railroad spike. The Daily American Republic reported Steve Dover, 50, of the 600 block of Bartlett was arrested at 2:15 p.m., a short distance from his residence, after police say he attempted to flee. ...
Capahas post third rout in tournament (07/28/10)
The Plaza Tire Capahas continued their rampage through the Union Printers tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Capahas routed a squad from Chicago 17-2 on Tuesday to finish the pool play portion of the four-team event 3-0. They have outscored the opposition 40-3...
Cards drop opener of series with Mets (07/28/10)
NEW YORK -- Rather than rehash the curveball that froze him so long ago, Carlos Beltran focused on the current task -- getting hits off Adam Wainwright, and getting the New York Mets back into the race. Beltran gained a small measure of revenge against Wainwright and the Mets suddenly broke loose Tuesday night, roughing up the St. Louis ace in an 8-2 romp over the Cardinals...
Spagnuolo optimistic Bradford will sign (07/28/10)
Rookies are due to report for training camp Thursday and the Rams still are negotiating with the top overall pick
Off with their heads: Flowers come and go, but they do benefit from pruning (07/28/10)
Flowers are the ephemerals of the garden. They vanish without a trace at the end of each season, so you would hardly think them worth pruning during their brief stay. Yet pruning can help make more flowers, make the plants bushier or increase the size of individual flowers...
Avoid A.C. repairs with maintenance (07/28/10)
In 1848, the first air conditioner was built by J.E. Coffee and installed in a Broadway theater in New York City. A year later, on the first hot day of the summer, folks were knocking on his door to tell him it wasn't working. All these years later, little has changed. ...
Recipe Swap: Explore the savory side of black walnuts (07/28/10)
Black walnuts are in abundant supply in Missouri. The state is one of the top black walnut producing states in America. Black walnuts have a distinctive flavor, and it seems to be one of those foods that you either like or you don't. I always think of black walnut divinity or ice cream, but when I went looking for recipes from a request from Sue Martin of Cape Girardeau I found many recipes for side dishes and entrees that all sound interesting. Hammons Black Walnuts in Stockton, Mo., has a cookbook on its website, and many of today's recipes came from the site.
Branson again nixes outdoor Nelly concert (07/28/10)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson city officials have again said no to a proposed outdoor concert by hip-hop artist Nelly. The city's aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday not to allow the Aug. 21 concert behind the renovated Grand Palace. Concert organizer Paul Dunn announced on July 4 that Nelly would perform as part of the reopening of the Grand Palace. But the city on July 9 denied a special event permit, citing concerns about parking, crowd control and noise...
Thaleta Caldwell (07/28/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Thaleta Genevieve "Babe" Caldwell, 86, of Russellville, Ark., formerly of Lebanon, Mo., and Thebes, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at Crain Funeral in Tamms, Ill...
Jerry Shell (07/28/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jerry L. Shell, 72, of Baton Rouge, La., passed away Friday, July 23, 2010. He was born Aug. 13, 1937, in Glenallen, Mo., and later moved to Lutesville, Mo., where he grew up and attended school. He was always proud to have made kindergarten, first and second grades all in the same year...
Elmer Taylor (07/28/10)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Elmer Lee Taylor, 78, of Morley died Monday, July 26, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Blytheville, Ark., to Odie and Gracee Blanks Taylor. He and Barbara Jeanne Emmons were married Feb. 4, 1997, in Benton, Mo...
Bonnie Horman (07/28/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Bonnie Mae Horman, 83, of Chaffee died Monday, July 26, 2010, at her home. She was born May 22, 1927, at Brixey, Mo., daughter of Orville Anderson and Helen Zelma Bushong Naugle. She and George Dewey Horman were married Nov. 1, 1945. He died March 1, 2003...
Rodney Sawyer (07/28/10)
Rodney Wayne Sawyer, 60, of Salisbury, Mo., formerly of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Chariton Park Nursing Home in Salisbury. He was born Aug. 11, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Billy Ray and Dorothy Criddle Sawyer. Sawyer worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Velda Pogue (07/28/10)
PATTON, Mo. -- Velda Marie Pogue, 79, of Patton died Sunday, July 25, 2010, in St. Charles, Mo. She was born Dec. 14, 1930, at Patton, daughter of Truman and Mattie Mungle Heitman. She and William T. Pogue were married Dec. 18, 1949. He died Dec. 2, 1998...
Corey Abernathy (07/28/10)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Corey Lynn Abernathy, 20, of Sedgewickville died Sunday, July 25, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 22, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Stephen and Carole Bangert Abernathy. Corey was a member of Millersville First Baptist Church. She was a CNA at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
Vidamae Hahn (07/28/10)
Vidamae Catherine Moore Hahn, 84, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., formerly of Scott City, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 27, 2010, after a long battle with heart disease. She was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Fredericktown, Mo., to William and Mauda Jansen Moore. She and Charles Edwin Hahn were married April 19, 1947...
Joe Buell (07/28/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Joe Buell, 96, of Oran died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Hymera, Ind., son of Roy and Lettie Agnes Wilkins Buell. Joe was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Morley, Mo., and Morley VFW Post 5368...
Bessie Kraus (07/28/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Bessie Mae Kraus, 96, of Oran died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 9, 1913, in Hagarville, Ark., daughter of Gilbert and Lou Clark Patterson. She and Amos J. Kraus were married June 29, 1934. He died Dec. 5, 1998...
Anna Henderson (07/28/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Anna Elizabeth Henderson, 87, of Osage Beach, Mo., formerly of Thebes, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Osage Beach Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Thebes, to Edgar and Bertha Roberts Bledsoe. She married Marty Henderson on Nov. 2, 1944. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1983...
Rodney Metzger (07/28/10)
Rodney "Rod" Metzger, 45, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Patton, Mo., died Friday, July 23, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1964, in Flint, Mich., to William J. and Ruth Lucy Wilson Metzger Jr. He and Debra Griffith were married Jan. 20, 2000...
Freda Hawkins (07/28/10)
Freda O. Hawkins, 90, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the home of a daughter in Bertrand, Mo. She was born March 19, 1920, in Patton, Mo., daughter of Marvin and Permelia Ridings Jackson. Freda was a former resident of Advance, Mo., and in 1971 relocated to Cape Girardeau. She worked 12 years in the housekeeping department at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Out of the past 7/28/10 (07/28/10)
The new Purple Crackle in East Cape Girardeau, Ill., is set to open Wednesday evening. BENTON, Mo. -- Many former residents of Benton and visitors to the area are expected tomorrow and Saturday for the centennial celebration. The Rev. H.F. Gerecke, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gerecke of Cape Girardeau, preaches at Zion Lutheran Church near Gordonville...
Base taxes on need (07/28/10)
The Obama administration's relentless pursuit of bigger government, higher taxes and the now-famous "redistribution of wealth" is the most divisive approach to governing in my memory. Those in power want to turn the focus to race or partisan politics or whatever excuse du jour. But the reality is that a growing segment of Americans -- some would argue a clear majority -- simply resent and oppose the expansion of Mother Government on the backs of working Americans...
CGPHE enrollment (07/28/10)
On Aug. 23, the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education will begin offering community college-level classes. The partnership, involving Southeast Missouri State University and two community colleges (Three Rivers in Poplar Bluff and Mineral Area in Park Hills), is the result of a plan developed by local business and education leaders to gauge the interest in Cape Girardeau County, which is not part of any community college district...
Letter expresses clear benefits of casino in Cape (07/28/10)
Jean Rabe's July 23 letter to the editor put the issue of a gambling boat in Cape Girardeau in the most logical, straightforward and clear understanding of what can be of great benefit to our community. Congratulations. L.J. EYLER, Cape Girardeau...
Speak Out 7/28/10 (07/28/10)
I want to say "Good job" to Mason and Joe, the coaches of the Jackson Barracuda's swim team. They worked hard to help all our swimmers improve while providing great motivation to help Jackson win first place in the small-team championships. Thanks again, guys...
Prayer 7/28/10 (07/28/10)
For those who have left this life, and for those they leave behind, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Move It Movement (07/28/10)
There will be professional demonstrations and areas where participants can try out their skills. Activity areas: Skate Park Challenge Soccer Shootout Challenge Cn/NBA Fit Basketball CN/NFL Play 60 powered by HOPSports Karate Kid challenge FDA Spot the Block...
Karaoke/Dinner/Dance (07/28/10)
Please get your tickets today!! It will be a great time for a great cause!
Marble Hill's Toombs graduates basic (07/28/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Pvt. Dalton Toombs of Marble Hill, Mo., has graduated from basic and advanced individual training and is set to join the Missouri National Guard's 1140th Engineer Battalion's Headquarters Company. "Basic training was really challenging, and I'm ready to get to work serving my country and my state in the Guard," Toombs said. "I think I'm ready to do my part and become a quality Soldier."...
Humane Society Featured Pet (07/28/10)
Barclay is a one year old Yorkie/Schnauzer mix. He loves to be held and loves attention. Barclay is available for adoption at HSSEMO (573)334-5837, or see more pets available at semopets.org
Having fun (07/28/10)
My nephew Issac dancing with a girl he met at River Ridge Winery on Mothers Day 2010.
Chain Link Fence Melons (07/28/10)
Watermelon growing in chain link fence.
Swallowtail Butterfly (07/28/10)
A Swallowtail butterfly on a Rattlesnake master plant. There were plenty of butterflies to be seen on a warm summer day at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.
Beautiful Music (07/28/10)
A young Mockingbird was singing beautiful music in the tree above me and I managed to capture its picture.
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