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Stories from Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Caruthersville woman rescued from Mississippi River after jumping in to cool off (08/17/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Caruthersville woman was safely retrieved from the Mississippi River Friday after she'd jumped in to cool off from the heat, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Following a 911 call at 5:30 p.m. Friday, officers with the Caruthersville Police Department were dispatched to the riverfront at S.P Reynolds Park in reference to a 49-year-old Caruthersville woman in distress in the Mississippi River, according to a news release from Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs.. ...
One-car accident claims life of Marble Hill woman, injures three others (08/17/10)
A one-car accident Monday claimed the life of an 84-year-old Marble Hill, Mo., woman. According to the the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Beatrice C. James was killed when the car she was a passenger in ran off Highway 34 near Marble Hill at 1 p.m. The car overturned several times, partially ejecting James, who was not wearing a seat belt. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Bollinger County Deputy Coroner Jim Bollinger...
Jackson aldermen vote 5-3 to put sales tax measure on fall ballot (08/17/10)
After a tense debate, the Jackson Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Monday night in favor of putting a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot to support an additional fire station on the east side of the city.
Police make several arrests on final night of Sikeston rodeo (08/17/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety had a busy night as the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo came to a close on Saturday. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported that during the concert featuring Gretchen Wilson, about 30 to 40 people jumped the fence to run to the stage in the muddy arena. "It was a mess," said Capt. Mark Crocker of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Cape County Commission OKs transfer of deeds to board for developmentally disabled (08/17/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted unanimously Monday night to transfer the deeds of two properties to the Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled. The deeds are to two properties in Fruitland and Cape Girardeau that house the Cape Girardeau County Sheltered Workshop, more commonly known as VIP Industries...
Crew clean up at Delta school after arson; classes could be out until next week (08/17/10)
At an empty Delta High School on Monday, fire restoration crews and electrical contractors were working to clean up damage caused by a fire that broke out in school offices Friday.
Jackson School District kicks off new year (08/17/10)
For most Jackson Middle School seventh-graders, Monday's first day of school was no big deal, considering they started at the school last year as sixth-graders. For Emma Sievers, however, the start of the new year brings a new school, new people and new challenges. Until this school year, Emma attended a private school in Jackson...
River commission hears testimony on SEMO port dredging issue (08/17/10)
Members of the Mississippi River Commission listened to testimony Monday against the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop dredging the SEMO Regional Port from U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and two representatives of the port authority at a public meeting onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi.
Emerson receives endorsement of small-business association (08/17/10)
The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small-business association, announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson in her re-election bid Monday. "In a time when there is a lot of focus on helping small business, some leaders just talk about it and others work to find ways to deliver on it," Lisa Goeas, NFIB's vice president for political operations, said in a news release. ...
Completion of U.S. 60 four-lane project celebrated with caravan event (08/17/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Government and political officials past and present celebrated the completion of a decades-long project to make U.S. 60 a four-lane highway Friday in Sikeston, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Mark Shelton, Missouri Department of Transportation Southeast District Engineer, said Friday's trip along the completed U.S. 60 as a four-lane highway was an engineer's dream...
Man drowns at Wappapello Lake (08/17/10)
WAPPAPELLO LAKE, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff, Mo., man, drowned this weekend at Wappepello Lake. The Daily American Republic reported that at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on Wappapello Lake, Richard Hendrickson drowned near his anchored pontoon boat, according to Missouri State Water Patrolman David Nelson...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 8/16/10 (08/17/10)
Action Items...
Cape Council turns down plan for duplexes; unnamed downtown project promises jobs (08/17/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council voted unanimously Monday to deny a request from a resident asking that a property at 402 Chesley Drive be rezoned to allow the construction of multiple duplexes. Michael Annis first approached the city in July when he attended a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, stating he'd like to build on the site because it has been vacated since 2008...
Judge: Missouri funeral protest ban unconstitutional (08/17/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge Monday ruled that Missouri laws restricting protests near funerals are unconstitutional. Missouri legislators passed two laws in 2006 in response to protests at soldiers' funerals by members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The church contends the deaths are God's punishment for the U.S. tolerating homosexuality...
China overtakes Japan as world's No. 2 economy (08/17/10)
BEIJING -- China has eclipsed Japan as the world's second-biggest economy. Japan is still far richer per person after confirming Monday that economic output fell behind its giant neighbor for the three months ending June 30. However, the news is more proof of China's arrival as a force that is altering the global balance of commercial, political and military power...
Defense chief plans to retire next year (08/17/10)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in a magazine interview he wants to leave the Pentagon sometime next year, setting off furious speculation as to who might take his place. His top aides, meanwhile, tried to tamp down expectations that any decision had been made...
Report: Cancer costs world hundred of billions per year (08/17/10)
Cancer is the world's top "economic killer" as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer Society contends in a new report it will present at a global cancer conference in China this week. Cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, malaria, the flu and other diseases that spread person-to-person, the report concludes...
Shrimping season in La. reopens (08/17/10)
GRAND ISLE, La. -- Fishermen who spent much of the summer mopping up oil from BP's oil spill got back to work as the fall shrimping season in Louisiana's coastal waters opened Monday. Scores of shrimpers headed out at first light, and early reports indicated a plentiful and clean catch...
Judge grants Blagojevich jurors' request for transcript (08/17/10)
CHICAGO -- Jurors in the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked the judge Monday for a transcript of the entire testimony of a former deputy governor who criticized Blagojevich's attempt to raise campaign money through the brother of Rahm Emanuel...
Missouri State grants release to Porter (08/17/10)
The transfer of former Sikeston High School basketball standout Michael Porter from Missouri State to Southeast Missouri State is one step closer to being finalized after Porter was granted a release from his scholarship at MSU on Monday. Porter could not be reached for comment, but in an MSU news release he cited personal reasons for ending his association with the Bears. ...
Area digest 8/17/10 (08/17/10)
Randy Senciboy and Lachelle Cook took first place in the SEMO Horseshoe Association's tournament at the Backyard Club. Jerome Backfisch and Martin Williams took second, while James Hillis and Terrie Rose were third in the five-team tournament. Rick Ziegler and Carolyn Schreckenberg teamed to win the tournament at the Jackson Knights of Columbus...
Cards will try Lohse again (08/17/10)
ST. LOUIS -- After getting smacked around in his comeback start, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse left Busch Stadium not knowing what was next. No doubt he'll get the ball again for a team that needs the right-hander back in form for the stretch...
Bradford shows poise under fire in first action (08/17/10)
The quarterback and coach both were pleased with the decisions the player made in Saturday's loss to the Vikings
'Eat Pray Love' book, movie ads exalt purists' gelato (08/17/10)
ROME -- Named for a saint and naturally tasting heavenly, San Crispino gelato already was a pass-the-word must for devotees of the Italian treat. Then a Roman bus driver gave Elizabeth Gilbert the buzz -- "The Best Gelato In Rome" -- and San Crispino became enshrined in her how-I-found-the-real-me journey-memoir, "Eat Pray Love." Fans have been making pilgrimages for melt-in-your-mouth inspiration ever since...
Families of Alzheimer's patients take advantage of time they have left (08/17/10)
Melanie Middleton recently took a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to spend time with the important people in her life. Her father, David Mehler, has a difficult time remembering the vacation one month later. "You have to show him pictures from the vacation to jolt his memory," said Middleton, a Jackson resident. "He has a hard time remembering just that, and it's upsetting since we had such a good time."...
Kenneth Barker (08/17/10)
Kenneth J. Barker, 76, of Jackson died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Harry Hacker (08/17/10)
FARRAR, Mo. -- Harry W. Hacker, 80, of Farrar died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, with the Rev. Roger Abernathy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
James McCaig Jr. (08/17/10)
James Wayne McCaig Jr., 36, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 2, 1974, in Skokie, Ill. to James and Barbara Meatheany McCaig. James was a cook at McDonald's restaurant. Survivors include his father, James McCaig of Steger, Ill.; his mother, Barbara Meatheany of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Bobby McCaig of Indianapolis, Jonathan McCaig of Cape Girardeau; four sisters, Betty (Mike) Crenshaw of Jackson, Margaret (Chris) Welch of Jefferson City, Mo., Pauline (Josh) King of Milton, W.Va., and Beverly Fox of Michigan.. ...
Joyce Parris (08/17/10)
L. Joyce Parris, 72, of Cape Girardeau departed this life Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family after battling cancer more than two years. She was born Jan. 23, 1938, in Senath, Mo., daughter of the late Desmar Franklin and Lillie Estalea Woods Hatch. She and Harold Eugene Parris Sr. were married Nov. 25, 1955, in Holly Springs, Miss. He preceded her in death March 27, 1996...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/17/10 (08/17/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts...
Jackson police/fire report 8/17/10 (08/17/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 8/17/10 (08/17/10)
Western Sizzlin' Steak House, 213 S. Kingshighway, has been purchased by Otis Manderson of Augusta, Ga., who recently moved to Cape Girardeau; he has named Nancy Cutright, long associated with the local restaurant, as manager. Cape Girardeau native Dr. ...
Free high-performing public schools for every ZIP code? (08/17/10)
The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled that students in unaccredited school districts have the right to transfer to, and must be accepted by, an accredited school at the cost of the unaccredited district. The law upheld by the court also allows the transfer to a school "in another district of the same or an adjoining county." This ruling should serve as a wake-up call that serious statewide education reforms must be passed by the state's legislature in the 2011 legislative session.. ...
College boom (08/17/10)
As administrators of elementary schools, high schools, community colleges and universities well know, enrollments come in waves. This year a bumper crop of high school graduates -- sons and daughters of baby boomers -- is seeking admission to Missouri's colleges and universities, and many of them, including Southeast Missouri State University, are struggling to accommodate their requests for on-campus housing...
Pet adoption policy questioned (08/17/10)
I called the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri requesting to adopt some kittens. The fee for adoption is $65 with a $30 refund after the animal is spayed/neutered and implanted with a chip. The average cost of altering/microchipping cats is between $35 and $80 in my experience. The final cost for each kitten would be between $70 and $145. I believe there also is a deadline for having the pets altered...
What choice for our nation? (08/17/10)
Our country is on the brink of collapse as a constitutional federal representative republic. We are not a democracy, and believe you me you don't want us to be. A short time ago I thought we had time to save our nation. But I'm no longer optimistic. ...
I'm still at Shelter of Hope (08/17/10)
I want to inform everyone that I am still with the Shelter of Hope on Broadway. We are housing people at another location. The shelter is up and running. We have eight men staying there now. We have four families staying in volunteers' homes right now. On Broadway, we assist the needs of the homeless. The soup kitchen is up and running on a daily basis, and I am still with the Shelter of Hope...
Speak Out 8/17/10 (08/17/10)
THANK God for all our utility workers and their knowledge and expertise in this heat. It is commendable. I will never complain about my utility bill. IT would be interesting to know who would think it would be OK for anyone under 18 to be in a building where adult nonsense such as stripping is going on. ...
Prayer 8/17/10 (08/17/10)
For refreshing rains during the heat of August, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Montgomery Bank Hosts Video Contest (08/17/10)
Today's kids know everything about everything, but how much to do they know about the value of saving? Montgomery Bank's participation in the Lights, Camera, Save! competition seeks to answer that very question. "The Lights, Camera, Save! contest will allow teens to role play and record their thoughts regarding the value of saving money," explained David Jones, Chief Administrative Officer. It's a way to get kids thinking about saving and its impact."...
Congressman Blunt Fails to Stand Up to Wall St. (08/17/10)
Congressman Blunt Concedes That He Has Failed To Stand Up Against Wall Street During His 14-Year Washington Record Congressman Blunt Digs Back 20 Years to Find Evidence of Standing Up for Missourians "Long Ago" is not the same as "A Long Record" After weeks of trying to rewrite his record when it comes to being a key architect of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, today Congressman Blunt released a new ad where he tried out a new Wall Street talking point. ...
BSA Troop 4210 travels to Philmont Scout Ranch (08/17/10)
The Adventurous 12 from BSA Troop 4210 in Jackson Mo traveled to Cimarron New Mexico this month. The crew of 12 spent twelve days backpacking in the North and South country of Philmont Scout Ranch-hiking more than 75 miles during their time at the Ranch...
Deployed 205th MPs mentoring Afghanistan police (08/17/10)
KABUL -- Nearing the half-way point of their year-long deployment, Missouri National Guard Soldiers with the 205th Military Police Battalion are hard at work in Afghanistan, performing the vital tasks of mentoring and providing support to the country's national and border police agencies...
Siemers Family Reunion Held (08/17/10)
Descendents of Heinrich Conrad Siemers and Dorothy Greten Siemers gathered at Zion Lutheran Church Parish Hall, south of Gordonville on August 14th, 2010 for their 10th biennial reunion. The event included memories, pictures, stories, genealogies, and a potluck meal at 12:30. A business meeting was held after the meal and new officers were elected. Officers are Dottie Illers, president; Shirley Cooper, vice-president; and Bill Littrell, secretary...
Horseshoe Lake Spillway (08/17/10)
hot summer day by the Horseshoe Lake Spillway
Horsehoe Lake/West Side Drive (08/17/10)
Calm, beautiful day in February at Horseshoe Lake
A hot summer day at the park (08/17/10)
Gewinnen Laying down at the park after a long romp in Hubble Creek.
Nice Catch (08/17/10)
This 15 1/2 inch Large Mouth Bass was caught at the Block Hole near Delta, Mo in May 2010 by Blane King of Jackson,Mo
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