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Stories from Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cape County Commission takes up deed issue Monday (08/15/10)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners are scheduled to decide the future of two deeds at Monday night's county commission meeting. The deeds are to two properties housing the Cape Girardeau County Sheltered Workshop, more commonly known as VIP Industries. The properties are in Fruitland and Cape Girardeau...
Friday morning fire at Delta High ruled arson (08/15/10)
Delta firefighters spent much of Friday morning battling a fire at the Delta High School. The fire broke out in the school offices on the second day of the school year. Delta Fire Protection District Chief Alvin Frank Jr. said firefighters got the call at 5:43 a.m...
Special Olympics partner gets hole-in-one at Jaycee golf course (08/15/10)
Lost in all the excitement and personal glory gained from the a hole-in-one on the golf course is a simple benefit: There is no need to putt. On Friday afternoon, that benefit belonged to Special Olympics athlete Joe Loepker thanks to his brother and unified playing partner Ron Loepker. Unified partners are non-Special Olympics athletes who play alongside the athletes...
Southeast Missouri Storm rumbles over opposition to win Special Olympics softball gold (08/15/10)
The Southeast Missouri Storm finished off an impressive summer of Special Olympics softball by winning another gold medal Saturday, this time in the unified division at the Missouri State Outdoor Championships. The unified division is the highest level of play in Special Olympics softball. Special Olympic athletes play alongside non-Special Olympic athletes...
Referral program First Call for Help sees rise in cases (08/15/10)
More calls for assistance with housing, utilities and food are leaving some local agencies short on money and supplies. During the first six months of this year, First Call for Help, a local information and referral service for the needy, saw a 17 percent increase in cases compared to the same period last year. During that time it assisted with 2,176 cases of people struggling to provide for themselves and their families, according to Denise Wimp, director of First Call for Help...
Cape Girardeau heat record could fall in coming weeks (08/15/10)
Since the mercury first topped 90 degrees on May 24, 15 cases of heat-related illness have been reported in Cape Girardeau County. And little relief is likely soon with a National Weather Service meteorologist warning that the 3-year-old record for consecutive days above 90 degrees could be broken.
Tennis player wins Special Olympics silver medal by one point (08/15/10)
For Special Olympics athletes Kizzy Dutton and Brittany Selken, the difference between a silver medal and a bronze medal at the Missouri State Outdoor Championships on Friday afternoon at the Southeast Missouri State tennis courts came down to a single point...
Hearing canceled in Southern Illinois minister's sex abuse case (08/15/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- The preliminary hearing for an Alto Pass, Ill., minister was canceled Friday in Union County, after two more sexual abuse charges were filed against him.
Cape Girardeau man sentenced to 20 years in prison for statutory sodomy (08/15/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Circuit Court Judge Fred W. Copeland sent a 26-year-old Cape Girardeau man back to prison Friday, sentencing him to 20 years for having intercourse with a girl younger than 14.
Cape city manager in head-on collision on U.S. 60 Friday; other driver killed (08/15/10)
Cape Girardeau city manager Scott Meyer was involved in a car accident that killed the other driver Friday night in Howell County.
Club news 8-15 (08/15/10)
The Tilsit 4H Club had a meeting on July 8 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Jackson. Ryan Aufdenberg called the meeting to order. Pledges were led by Joseph Landwee and Landon Hinkebein. Songs were led by Elligh Seyer, Shayna Seyer and Jacob Koenig. There were 28 members and 22 guests present...
Redhawks to feature bruising backfield (08/15/10)
Southeast Missouri State showed off its jumbo backfield during Saturday morning's intrasquad scrimmage at Houck Stadium. Bruising seniors Mike Jones and Nathan Grass -- who tip the scales at close to 500 pounds combined -- should leave opposing defenses plenty sore this season...
Thompson leaves Southeast basketball program to be closer to family (08/15/10)
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt has been busy trying to fill what was expected to be the Redhawks' final scholarship. Now Nutt has an additional scholarship available after guard Derek Thompson recently left the program. Thompson said Saturday that he returned to his native Detroit to be closer to his ailing mother. He raved about his one year at Southeast but felt his family needed him more...
Redhawks win soccer exhibition (08/15/10)
Saturday night's exhibition opener for the Southeast Missouri State soccer team couldn't have gone much better. Coach Heather Nelson got all 20 of her healthy players on the field, which was a big objective. And the Redhawks won, another prime objective, as they scored in the final three minutes to beat visiting Evansville 1-0...
Vikings rough up Bradford (08/15/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Sam Bradford took the field to a big ovation. Soon enough, reality sank in for the centerpiece of the St. Louis Rams' rebuilding effort. The No. 1 overall pick had an early case of the jitters, short-arming a pitch and bobbling a snap the first two plays, looked poised while hitting four of his first five passes, then ended with an extended rough patch in the Minnesota Vikings' 28-7 preseason-opening victory Saturday night...
Zambrano cools streaking Cardinals (08/15/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Zambrano may no longer be the Chicago Cubs' stopper, but he played the role Saturday in a ballpark where he's had a lot of success. Zambrano won for the first time since his banishment for a dugout tantrum in June, helping the Cubs win for just the third time in 17 games, 3-2 over St. Louis, snapping the Cardinals' four-game winning streak...
Pet of the week (08/15/10)
Pet name: Maddie Owner: Susan Green Favorite activity: Riding around with the windows rolled down. ...
Focus what you can do to make the world a better place (08/15/10)
"Is this all there is?" the woman wondered. Alice was an enthusiastic lady, endowed with numerous skills and talents. Consequently, she maintained a busy and interesting life. Despite this, Alice began to experience depression. Her days lacked direction. She needed a new lease on life...
Adopt Mark (08/15/10)
Mark is a 16-week-old male Tabby who would be a wonderful addition to any home. Mark is unaltered. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Adopt Mercedes (08/15/10)
Mercedes is a 2-year-old hound mix. She is deaf but still enjoys life. Mercedes has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Faith without fail: The Rev. Steven Michael Malone is nearing a decade of service as pastor (08/15/10)
The Rev. Steven Michael Malone grew up going to church every Wednesday and twice on Sunday during summers with his grandfather. He is nearing a decade of service as pastor, half of them as the pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Malone said Sundays are his favorite day of the week and that he loves preparing to preach and teaching. He loves fishing and bluegrass music...
Three Cape Engineers volunteer at Camp Guardian (08/15/10)
Three members of the Cape Girardeau-based 1140th Engineer Battalion's Headquarters Company of the National Guard recently volunteered at Camp Guardian. Camp Guardian hosts and entertains 70 campers ranging from 8 to 80 who have been diagnosed with Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism or various other mental and physical disabilities. ...
FYI (08/15/10)
The Cape Girardeau Central High School class of 1945 will hold its 65th class reunion Sept. 4. Organizers are looking for classmates to include in the program. Contact Maxine Boren at 335-9037 with questions about the reunion or information on the following people: June Smith Swann, Joe Whitright, John Evans, Anne Marie Buckner Edwards and Jack Proffer...
Influential pastors return for anniversary in Illmo (08/15/10)
Leading the flock: Husband and wife team set up ministry in 1970s, return to celebrate with congregation
Girl donates 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love (08/15/10)
Elsie Harris, 7, of Cape Girardeau recently decided to have 10 inches of her hair cut so it could be donated to Locks of Love. Earlier this month, Harris reminded her mom of her desire because she wanted to help out children in need. Elsie said she wanted to do it ever since her bigger sister, Emily, did it a couple years ago. ...
A body full of wonders (08/15/10)
Have you seen those body-shape T-shirts? Not the ones that squeeze in your extra layers from last winter, but the ones that have pictures of a body printed on them, the ones that a guy who's wearing a spare tire around his waist can put on and instantly have the image of six-pack abs or the 90-year-old great-grandmother puts on a shirt and instantly has the body of a 20-year-old bikini model. Do they reflect a warped sense of humor? Maybe...
Element 74 wins Silver ADDY Award for web design (08/15/10)
Recently Element 74 was presented with a district-level Silver ADDY Award. Element 74's design of www.HeartforAfrica.org was recognized from more than 600 entries from four states. The ADDY Awards are presented annually by the American Advertising Federation, a not-for-profit industry association. ...
Two snakes and a good day (08/15/10)
This column originally appeared as a Discover Nature blog on semissourian.com/blogs. Seeing a snake in the wild is an exhilarating experience. For some, it may be a little too much of an adventure. But knowing how to identify snake species and knowing how to respect wildlife are valuable tools...
Mastering the garden (08/15/10)
There are a group of masters behind the beautiful gardens surrounding homes, city offices and historical sites in Cape Girardeau County. Since 1994, the Cape County Master Gardeners beautified the area through volunteer work and provided education for those who choose to join...
A wetlands beauty (08/15/10)
The wild American lotus is native to wetlands, lakes and ponds of the eastern half of the U.S. and much of Canada north of the Great Lakes. It is often simply called water lily or giant water lily. There are many kinds of water lilies in the United States...
Geneva Hansen (08/15/10)
Geneva Hansen, 95, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill...
Noreen Nesbit (08/15/10)
Noreen Nesbit, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville, Mo. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Perryville...
Phillip Porter (08/15/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Phillip Michael Porter, 50, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Mounds, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Ky. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds. The funeral will be at noon Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rickey Townsend officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park...
Charles Stamp (08/15/10)
Sikeston, Mo. -- Charles R. Stamp Sr., age 85, died Aug. 12, 2010, at the family home in Sikeston. Charlie was a lifetime resident of Missouri and a 50-year resident of Sikeston. Born in his parents' home in Des Arc, Mo., on April 29, 1925, Charlie was the son of the late Howard Eugene Stamp and Iola Mae Howard Stamp, lifelong Des Arc residents. Charlie was always proud to have graduated second (of six) in the Des Arc High School class of 1943...
Ruth McCain (08/15/10)
Ruth M. McCain, 86, of Crestwood, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Cape Girardeau to Edward A. and Anita C. Brune Polack. She and Glenn Miller McCain were married June 1960 at Cape Girardeau. He passed away March 2001...
Ruben Mueller (08/15/10)
Ruben M. Mueller of Frohna, Mo., died Aug. 13, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 91. He was born May 5, 1919, in Frohna, son of the late Gottfried and Clara Vogel Mueller. He and Norma A. Hecht Mueller were married April 25, 1943. She survives in Frohna...
Mary Job (08/15/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mary Kathlyn Job, 75, of Kelso died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 9, 1935, in Kelso, to Arnold Charles and Genevieve Opal Menz Ressel. She married Clarence Arthur "Butch" Job on July 11, 1959, in Kelso. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 2005...
Fredie Wayne (08/15/10)
Wichita, Kan. -- Retired Capt. Fredie Wayne Anthony, 65, of Derby, Kan., was born Feb. 26, 1945, at Oran, Mo., the son of Bernard and Hazel Harmon Anthony, and passed away Aug. 13, 2010, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Fredie retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He served in the Vietnam War...
Rubye Kraft (08/15/10)
Rubye E. Kraft, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Cape Girardeau County, to George E. and Emma Perry Farrow. Rubye and Donald B. Kraft were married Sept. 28, 1944, in Cape Girardeau County. He preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2010...
Oleda Ludwig (08/15/10)
Oleda C. Ludwig, 91, of Oak Ridge passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Pocahontas, to Earnest and Agusta Leimbach Schoen. She and Willis O. Ludwig were married Dec. 25, 1937. They had been married nearly 61 years when he passed away Nov. 9, 1998...
Walther - Stinson (08/15/10)
Leeann Katherine Walther and Shannon Michael Stinson were married Sept. 19, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Millersville. The Rev. Daniel Hale performed the ceremony. Pianist was Alissa Vandeven and violinist was Mackenzie Beel, both of Leopold, Mo. Vocalists were Alisha Curtis, cousin of the bride, and Matt Hale, both of Jackson...
Ellis - Miinch (08/15/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Julie Ann Ellis and Larry Joe Miinch exchanged vows July 10, 2010, at the home of the bride. Sheldon F. Owen Jr. performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Sheldon and Shirley Owen Jr. of Marble Hill, and Joe and Kathryn Miinch of Sedgewickville, Mo...
Camden - Stroup (08/15/10)
Morgan Beth Camden and Ryan Michael Stroup were united in marriage June 12, 2010, at First Church UPCI in Batesville, Ark. The Rev. M.D. Parmley, pastor and uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. Soloist and pianist was the Rev. Joe Lowery of Batesville...
Brady - Copsy (08/15/10)
Erin Brady and Jason Copsy were married June 25, 2010, at Rose Bed Inn. Eldon Nattier performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Charlotte Brady of Frisco, Texas, and Tim Brady of Pipe Creek, Texas. The groom is the son of David and Connie Copsy of Cape Girardeau...
Collins - Henry (08/15/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Collins of East Prairie, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrienne Nicole Collins, to Eric John Henry. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crocetti of Cape Girardeau, and the late Russ Henry. Collins received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Drury Southwest Inc...
Wernsman - Anderson (08/15/10)
Steve and Jane Wernsman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jane Wernsman, to Colin Andrew Anderson, both of Collinsville, Ill. He is the son of Randy and Ronda Anderson of Granite City, Ill. Wernsman is a 2002 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from St. Louis University in 2006. She is employed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis...
Welch - Baker (08/15/10)
John R. and DeAnn Welch of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittni Marie Welch, to James R. Baker. He is the son of Bonnie Baker of Scott City. Welch is a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She was certified in respiratory therapy in 2009. She is working in the family business at welch Construction Supply in Cape Girardeau...
Burford - Todt (08/15/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ronald and Janis Burford of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Burford, to Justin Todt. He is the son of Sharon and Ralph Hennemann of Benton, and the late Garry Todt of Oran, Mo. Burford is a cardiac sonographer at Cardiovascular Consultants in Cape Girardeau...
Gelwicks - McElrath (08/15/10)
David and Carrie Gelwicks of Butler, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Gelwicks, to Cory Allen McElrath. He is the son of Jerry and Dreda McElrath of Jackson. Gelwicks is a 2002 graduate of St. Mary Catholic Central High School in Monroe, Mich. She received mechanical engineering degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University. She is an engineer with Sargent and Lundy in Wilmington, Del...
Jones - Baur (08/15/10)
John and Debra Jones of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Jones, to John Robert Baur, both of Bourbonnais, Ill. He is the son of Robert and Connie Baur of Wentzville, Mo. Jones is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
Myers - 40 Years (08/15/10)
Mr. and Mrs. David Myers of Oak Ridge celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas and Key West, Fla. Myers and Deborah Byrd were married July 3, 1970, at Oak Ridge Methodist Church, by the Rev. John Rice. Their attendants were Carole Byrd, sister of the bride, and Dean Stroud...
Ford - 40 Years (08/15/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ford of Jackson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception July 24, 2010, at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children. Ford and Sherry Dillworth were married Aug. 14, 1970, at Southside Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Charles Marshall. Their attendants were Brenda Tucker and Billy Ford...
West - 40 years (08/15/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Gary West of Jackson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a party Aug. 14, 2010, at La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The couple's children and grandchildren were hosts. West and Tamara Yount were married Aug. 15, 1970, at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Howard Hardeman. Their attendants were Celia Dohogne, Janet West Dunham, Cris Hartline, and Barney Hartline. Ushers were Cletus Garrot and Charles Alexander...
Johnson - 60 Years (08/15/10)
PAINTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. John F. Johnson Sr. of Painton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon at Drury Lodge. Johnson and Joann Rendleman were married July 15, 1950, at Bell City, Mo., by the Rev. Chester Pulliam...
Maddox - 60 years (08/15/10)
Mr. and Mrs. R. Finley Maddox of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner with close friends. Maddox and Hannah E. Languell were married Aug. 13, 1950, at First Baptist Church in Oran, Mo. The couple has three children, Dr. Mark F. Maddox of Kansas City, Mo., Kent L. Maddox of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the late Janette E. Maddox. They have two granddaughters, Alysse and Miranda of Brooklyn...
Elders - 50 Years (08/15/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Elders of Scott City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception July 24, 2010, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scott City. Hosts were their children, Gary Elders of Warsaw, Ind., and Paula Innis of Germantown, Tenn...
Saupe - 40 Years (08/15/10)
Glenn and Doris Saupe of Jackson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a meal July 25, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown. The Saupes were married July 17, 1970, at Trinity Church in Shawneetown. They have four children, Melissa (Bryan) Harris of Cape Girardeau, Weldon (Laura) Saupe of Jackson, Wayne Saupe of Cape Girardeau, and Kevin (Korine) Saupe of Perryville, Mo. They have six grandchildren, Emily and Elsie Harris, Blake and Jake Saupe, and Jacob and Levi Shelton...
Kerr - 60 Years (08/15/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wendell Kerr of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week with family. Kerr and Betty Jean Senter were married Aug. 13, 1950, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington, Mo. The Kerrs moved from Gipsy, Mo., to Albuquerque, N.M., while he served four years in the U.S. Air Force. The couple then made Cape Girardeau its home where he worked for Missouri Department of Transportation 34 years. He retired in 1989 as senior construction inspector...
Out of the past 8/15/10 (08/15/10)
The appraised values on 31 flood-prone properties in Cape Girardeau's west end area and three commercial properties along the Mississippi River are reduced, some substantially, by the Cape Girardeau County Board of Equalization; the total appraised value of the 31 commercial properties in the Cape LaCroix Creek basin area is reduced by $1,735,000...
School menus for Aug. 16-20 (08/15/10)
MONDAY--Chicken bites or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, mixed fruit cup, Krispie Kreem wafer cookie. TUESDAY--Breaded fish sticks or ham & cheese on bun, mac & cheese, banana. WEDNESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese, fries, peaches...
Rice's campaign (08/15/10)
Trying to figure out what the Rev. Larry Rice is up to doesn't take a rocket scientist. Rice is the founder and director of New Life Evangelistic center, based in St. Louis, which operates homeless shelters and other ministries. He wants the federal government to give the old federal building on Broadway to New Life to be used as a homeless shelter...
Speak Out 8/15/10 (08/15/10)
I think it was great that the city held a seniors day in the morning at Cape Splash. That said, why aren't there regular morning sessions at Cape Splash for everyone? Sure, it's a great escape from the heat for most. But I don't want my children to be in the heat too long, and the early morning temperatures are healthier. Maybe one day a week or more Cape Splash can open earlier. Please consider this for next year...
Prayer 8/15/10 (08/15/10)
For the welfare of the whole world, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Sunday visitor (08/15/10)
This visitor was in my yard when I returned from church today.
Hummingbird (08/15/10)
Hummingbird
Road at Dawn (08/15/10)
Leaving Benton Mo on Hwy E on an early summer morning.
The Blue Angels (08/15/10)
The Blue Angels perform their aerial show at The Spirit of St Louis airport in Chesterfield in Sept 2007
On Top Of The World At Chatanooga (08/15/10)
Dierks was scared at first but finally went to the fence for a photo-op.
Sunset at Fort Desoto (08/15/10)
Sunset at Fort Desoto Beach in Florida
First Day of Kindergarten (08/15/10)
Hailey waiting for class to start on her first day of kindergarten.
Pampered Pooch (08/15/10)
This is little Gizmo, resting in his special bed (made by his Nana & Papa) during his recooperation of his broken leg. He knows now that he shouldn't be playing Super Dog by trying to fly!!
Newest Addition (08/15/10)
This is Jeremiah, the newest addition to the Kelpe clan!! He is a miniature Sicilian donkey. Welcome to the world, Jeremiah!!
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