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Sheriff's department asks for help in Millersville fire investigations (08/18/10)
The Cape County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in conducting an investigation on two suspicious fires near Millersville. Deputies and the Millersville Fire Department responded to County Road 459 Monday and found a barn on the property there destroyed by fire. When the owner of the barn, Gary Wendell, arrived on scene he found his previous residence across the street was also destroyed by a fire.
Police: Drunken driver crashes into church (08/18/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- An Arkansas man who police said was intoxicated flipped his vehicle and crashed into a church Sunday, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. According to a report from Kennett Police Department Officer Paul Vandeventer, at approximately 7 a.m. ...
Company pitches promotional videos on Scott County website (08/18/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Commissioners will seek references on a company offering to add video to the Scott County government website. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported commissioners viewed some examples of work by CGI Communications of Rochester, N.Y., during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Updated: Final tax sale list released by Cape Girardeau County Collector (08/18/10)
Cape Girardeau County Collector Diane Diebold has released the final updated list of properties that will be sold at the county's tax sale on Aug. 23. The latest list was created Aug. 17, and is the last one that will be released before the sale.
Piedmont woman receives moderate injuries in one-car accident (08/18/10)
A Piedmont, Mo., woman received moderate injuries Tuesday night in a one-car accident near Marble Hill, Mo. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 10:35 p.m. on Highway 34 as 19-year-old June L. Morgan swerved to avoid hitting a deer, ran off the road and struck a tree...
Event to mark birthday of girl who disappeared in '65 (08/18/10)
Cape Girardeau resident Martha Hamilton, members of her family and the community will celebrate this weekend the birthday of her sister Elizabeth Gill, who has been missing more than four decades. Hamilton and city officials are inviting the community to honor Gill on Saturday at Old St. Vincent's Church, where they'll declare Aug. 21 -- Gill's birthday -- Elizabeth Ann Gill Day...
Jackson Middle School experimenting with gender-segregated lunch, recess (08/18/10)
With Monday's start of a new school year in Jackson, the middle school instituted a policy for the first nine weeks -- separate lunch and recess periods for male and female students in the sixth grade.
Superintendent: Damage from Delta High School fire still being assessed (08/18/10)
The extent of the damage from Friday's fire at Delta High School is yet to be determined, according to Delta superintendent Nate Crowden.
Convicted arsonist sentenced to prison for probation violation (08/18/10)
A Cape Girardeau man convicted of arson last year will spend time behind bars after violating probation terms set by Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp in September.
Change of venue granted in Cape attempted rape case (08/18/10)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of breaking into his employer's Minnesota Avenue home May 30 and attempting to rape a teenager there was granted a change of venue Monday by Judge William L. Syler. Craig Kizer's case will now be heard in New Madrid County...
Crossing America on Horseback (08/18/10)
Linny Kenney rides her 11-year-old Arabian, Sojourner, along Highway 146 east of Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 while on her trip across America. She left San Francisco on March 1 and is heading to her childhood home in New Hampshire. According to Kenney's website, the ride is about endurance, challenge, a love for the land, people and the horse, and the beauty of slowing down to enjoy the moments. A video is available at semissourian.com.
Cape West Rotary golf event raises $92,000 for scholarships (08/18/10)
Students working their way through college will benefit from the $92,000 raised at this year's Cape West Rotary Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the June 7 event at Dalhousie Golf Club are intended to assist nontraditional students at Southeast Missouri State University whose family circumstances or other obligations require that they work while pursuing their education...
U.S. Chamber endorses Blunt for Senate (08/18/10)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kit Bond. The Chamber, the largest business association in the country, gave Blunt a "strong endorsement" based on his political track record with business issues, according to a news release from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
Thursday Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting canceled (08/18/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has canceled its regularly scheduled meeting for 9 a.m., Thursday, because two of the three commissioners will be unable to attend. Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones and Commissioner Paul Koeper will be attending another meeting on behalf of the commission. The commission's next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday...
Blagojevich vows to appeal conviction on 1 count (08/18/10)
CHICAGO -- A federal jury found former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intended to declare a mistrial on the more serious remaining 23 counts. Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said the government is getting ready for a retrial of Blagojevich and his co-defendant brother as soon as possible. ...
More education cuts forecast for Mo. (08/18/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon challenged college presidents and chancellors Tuesday to do more with less, even as his budget director offered grim financial projections for public higher education next year. The governor's first higher education summit drew a who's who of academic leaders in Missouri, bringing together leaders of the state's four-year and two-year colleges -- public and private -- along with provosts, faculty members and governing board bosses from most of the state's 35 public and 23 private institutions.. ...
Only 1 company bids to build St. Louis casino (08/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The city of St. Louis apparently will have only one choice in a bid to replace the closed President Casino. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that city officials who are deciding which casino project to endorse heard from only one group at a meeting Monday...
Some stores finding deep discounts on key items not attracting shoppers (08/18/10)
NEW YORK -- A dollar for a 40-ounce bottle of ketchup? Yawn. Four bucks for a 12-pack of Coke? No sale. Even deep discounts on everyday items don't seem to be enough to get Walmart shoppers to bite these days, and other chains are worried Americans won't be in the mood to spend in the months ahead, which are critical for those companies...
CIA finds 9/11 terrorist interrogation videotapes (08/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- The CIA has videotapes, after all, of interrogations in a secret overseas prison of admitted 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh. Discovered in a box under a desk at the CIA, the tapes could reveal how foreign governments aided the United States in holding and interrogating suspects. And they could complicate U.S. efforts to prosecute Binalshibh, who has been described as one of the "key plot facilitators" in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks...
Police: Texas gunman had explosives in trailer (08/18/10)
McKINNEY, Texas -- A 29-year-old man towed a trailer full of explosives into a suburban Dallas police station's parking lot Tuesday, then set fire to his pickup truck and began shooting at the building in an apparent attempt to lure people outside to kill them, authorities said...
N.Y. gov. aims to meet with NYC mosque developers (08/18/10)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson, who last week suggested that those who proposed building an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero might want to consider a different location, will meet soon with the developers, a spokesman said Tuesday...
Pakistan flood victims mob relief trucks; officials warn of famine (08/18/10)
SHIKARPUR, Pakistan -- Victims of Pakistan's deadly floods mobbed relief trucks carrying food Tuesday and authorities in the northwest warned of famine unless the region's farmers got immediate help with planting new crops. The floods began three weeks ago, but there is little sign conditions are improving for some 20 million people -- or one in nine Pakistanis -- who are affected. ...
Southeast RB Harris begins chase for elusive 1,000 yards (08/18/10)
Southeast Missouri State hasn't had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2002. Only a handful of players in program history have reached that coveted milestone. Henry Harris appears poised to make a run at the mark. While admitting it would be nice, the senior tailback said that's not at the front of his mind...
Southeast roundup: Ishee fills out his coaching staff (08/18/10)
A look at the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics news.
Area calendar 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
Football Golf Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail to be included in the calendar as space permits....
Area digest 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
Greg Leet used an 8-iron to score his first career ace on hole No. 13 at Dalhousie Golf Club. The hole was playing 162 yards. Bob Neff and Kevin Ford witnessed the shot. Garrett Pannier used a 6-iron to score an ace on hole No. 12 at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course...
Cardinals' offense fails to launch vs. Bush (08/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols seems to be hitting home runs off everybody these days, so Dave Bush had no reason to feel bad about serving up a long ball to the three-time NL MVP. The important thing was getting everyone else out. Pujols' eighth homer in 14 games led off the fourth inning, the same inning in which four straight Diamondbacks connected off Bush six days earlier. ...
Buckeyes take over Rams' LB corps (08/18/10)
Grant fits in well at weakside linebacker for the St. Louis defense
Cards sign first-round pick (08/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals signed third baseman Zack Cox, their first-round draft pick, to a $3.2 million, four-year contract. Second-round pick Jordan Swagerty, a right-handed pitcher from Arizona State, also agreed to terms late Monday night...
All-in-one wrap perfect for outdoor dining in summer (08/18/10)
Summer meals are best when they are simple. But that doesn't mean you have to give up sophisticated flavors. Thai-style chicken wraps are an exotic all-in-one, a handheld meal that contains protein, salad and starch rolled up into a neat package that's perfect for outdoor dining. All you'll need are some plates, napkins and a few forks for the sweet and tangy mango salsa that accompanies the wraps...
Dr. Grow: Armyworms can devastate a lawn (08/18/10)
I usually try to decide on a topic for a column about one to five days ahead of its due date. I wait because I want to hear what problems gardeners are having in their landscape. My column can then address current issues in gardening. For some reason this time I wasn't able to come up with a topic until just a few hours before my deadline...
Recipe Swap: Sharing recipes gathered from all over (08/18/10)
This week I have several recipes that have been given to me from friends and readers. I love getting reader mail and recipes. It is fun to pass them along to you. I encourage you to send in your favorite recipes so other readers might enjoy them as well. Everyone has favorite recipes, and it is too hot to be outside, so sit down with your favorite beverage and write off a few recipes to send in. It would be fun to see where they all come from...
Guitarist Jimi Hendrix's items on exhibit in his former London home (08/18/10)
LONDON -- Clothing, mementoes and handwritten lyrics belonging to Jimi Hendrix are going on display at his former London home to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. The guitarist lived during the late 1960s in an apartment in the Mayfair area of London. He died in the city on Sept. 18, 1970...
Deborah Shank (08/18/10)
Deborah J. Shank, 55, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson...
JoAnn Burnett (08/18/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- JoAnn Burnett, 76, of Anna died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Anna Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home, with Dr. Dwayne Sheumaker officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville, Ill...
Alpha Hutson (08/18/10)
Alpha C. "Pete" Plumb Hutson, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel, with the Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Barbara Head (08/18/10)
Former Cape Girardeau resident Barbara Knote Head, 58, of Denver died Friday, July 30, 2010, in Denver She was born June 4, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles E. and Ruth Rueseler Knote. She attended Campus Grade School, Central Junior High School and Central High School, from which she graduated in 1970. She began her college career at Southeast Missouri State University (one year) and finished her B.S. degree in marketing at Metropolitan State College in Denver...
Joyce Parris (08/18/10)
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...
Clifford Petton Jr. (08/18/10)
BESSVILLE, Mo. -- Clifford Warren Petton Jr. of Bessville died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery near Bessville, with military honors provided...
Matthew Jaynes (08/18/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Matthew Leslie Jaynes, 34, of Chaffee died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 27, 1976, in Sikeston, Mo., to Ronald and Betty Newton Jaynes of Chaffee. He and Catina Lawrence of Dexter, Mo., were married Aug. 4, 2000, in Piggott, Ark...
Beatrice James (08/18/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Beatrice C. James, 84, of Marble Hill passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident. She was born Oct. 7, 1925, in Zalma, Mo., daughter of Jim and Rosa Moore Hill. She and Ernie James were married June 15, 1946. He died March 18, 1975...
Kenneth Barker (08/18/10)
Kenneth J. Barker, 76, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his home. He was born March 27, 1934, in Halls, Tenn., son of Junie and Altie Bentley Barker. Barker served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Procter & Gamble in 1985. Loving survivors include a son, Jeff Barker of Millersville; three daughters, Denise Barker of Valparaiso, Ind., Linda Seabaugh and Sheila (Bryan) Grace of Jackson; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren...
Marie Ledbetter (08/18/10)
Mary Marie Page Ledbetter, 88, of Scott City died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 24, 1922, at Perkins, Mo., to Ivory Cecil and Mattie Higgs Turner. She married Hugh Wesley Page on April 22, 1944. He preceded her in death May 28, 1981...
Steven McLain (08/18/10)
Steven Doyle McLain, 60, of Brea, Calif., passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. He was born Nov. 29, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Richard and Dora Farrow McLain. The family moved from Jackson to Elko, Nev., when Steve was 6 years old, and in 1967 he graduated from Elko High School. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1971 from the University of Colorado at Boulder...
Births 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
Daughter to Greg W. and Kumiko Macke of Honolulu, Hawaii, Queens Hospital, 3:53 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Name, Yohanna Yasue. Weight, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Macke is the former Kumiko Nakayama, daughter of Takako Nakayama of Karatsu, Japan, and the late Naotaka Nakayama. She is employed by Coach Inc. of Honolulu. Macke is the son of Paul and Sharon Macke and Ray and Jo Ann Knoll, all of Jackson. He is employed by Iolani School in Honolulu...
Jackson police and fire reports 8/18/20 (08/18/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: * At 10:03 a.m., medical assist on Price Drive. * At 1:41 p.m., medical assist on Caruthers Avenue.
Out of the past 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
Word of Life Fellowship, Park and Merriwether, celebrates its 16th anniversary of operations with all-day services; a dinner is served at noon, and the Soul Crusaders sing for the afternoon service. Don R. King, composition foreman with the Southeast Missourian for the last 17 years and a member of the printing profession for nearly 50 years, dies unexpectedly; he was 67 years old...
Cabinets, Pericles, trivia (08/18/10)
Business percentages: In case you missed it, on a recent show Glenn Beck had a graph that illustrated the percentage of each past president's Cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the Cabinet. You know what the private business sector is: a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages...
Costly promises (08/18/10)
A bill to provide $26 billion of funding for education and Medicaid was considered such an emergency by Democrats in Congress that the House returned last week for an extraordinary session during the August recess to send the measure to the White House for President Obama's signature...
Speak Out 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
I want to thank Gary Rust for his article about all the taxes we're going to face come Jan. 1. This is something many people expected and something that was tied up mainly in the 3,000-plus pages of the Obamacare bill. It's something we deserve, although it isn't good for us because we acted so selfishly in electing President Obama. He hadn't been in Congress long enough to have any experience. But people got gaga over him and elected him. So we deserve it, good or bad...
Prayer 8/18/10 (08/18/10)
Heal us, O God, when we are wounded. Comfort us when we are distressed. Amen.
Winner of 2010 Mingo Swamp Friends Photo Contest (08/18/10)
Chris Barrigar of Bloomfield, MO was chosen as the Best of Show Winner of the 2010 Mingo Photo Contest; his photo, "Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks on Monopoly Marsh" was taken early one morning while canoeing through Monopoly Marsh.The Whistling Ducks are considered a rare find in Southeast Missouri. ...
Humane Society Featured Pet of the Week (08/18/10)
Rocco's may look big and scary but he's just a big hunk of love. He's a Great Dane and German Shepherd mix who is as gental as he is large. He loves to go on walks and does well on a leash. He is friendly to all visitor at the shelter, including children and other pets...
Cape Stars won 1st place Parks& Rec Summer League (08/18/10)
Darryl Reddin, Coach of Cape Stars on far right, Carlos Bingham, Asst. Coach and Asst. Coach Anthony far left. Cape Stars won 1st place Championship for the Cape Parks & Recreation Summer League Basketball in Cape Girardeau.
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