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Stories from Monday, September 6, 2010

The rose rustlers: Giving heritage roses new life in modern gardens (09/06/10)
Mike Shoup is a self-described "rose rustler," but that doesn't make him an outlaw. He rides herd on the many old garden roses growing wild in the countryside, corralling stray and neglected blooms to display in new settings. "Generally when you think of a rose rustler, you conjure up an image of a Texan wearing a black outfit, astride a black horse and with a shovel on his shoulder pillaging roses from out-of-the-way places," said Shoup, owner of the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas. ...
Dog blessed: Roberta Beach returns the favor after a dog helped her through hard times (09/06/10)
As Roberta Beach recovered from a fourth cancer surgery, a friend came to live with her and changed her life. The friend, a beagle mix named Oliver, came home with Beach at the suggestion of her mother, who said she thought the dog might help her daughter's recovery...
Now read this... 'This Time Together' (09/06/10)
Cape Girardeau Public Library adult services coordinator Paula Fetherston recommends Carol Burnett's autobiography "This Time Together." I cannot think of anyone who does not like Carol Burnett. From the early 1960s when we saw her as part of the comedic cast on "The Garry Moore Show" and then, of course, as she had us in stitches each week on her own variety show, she has been like a sister, or at the leas a good friend...
Around the bend Memphis, Tenn., to Vicksburg, Miss. - Part III (09/06/10)
Dave Hardesty continues a day-by-day account of his Mississippi River kayaking trip, an adventure shared with his friend Danny Rees.
SEMO District Fair 2010: The best free events at this year's fair (09/06/10)
This year, the SEMO District Fair is brimming with more free events than ever -- at least 25, says longtime fair director Pete Poe. "You could go to the fair every day and still not see all the free things," says Poe. "I'm looking forward to the entire eight days. We have a great lineup of entertainment."...
The Avon lady: Naomi Crain recently marked 58 years of selling Avon products (09/06/10)
Naomi Crain remembers visiting her aunt's house as a child, sneaking away from her mother's supervision, and smearing rouge all over her face. Now 87, the Cape Girardeau woman has learned more subtle makeup techniques and has been selling Avon makeup for 58 years...
Out of the past 9/6/10 (09/06/10)
Guest speaker for the Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee is Linda Cochran, director of the International Business Institute; the institute is sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast Missouri State University's Spirit Board has decided to retire the school's "generic Indian" symbol this season, making way for authentically-clad Chief Sagamore and Princess Otahki; in addition, the university will introduce a whimsical, entertaining mascot to be known as Big Red...
Full House (09/06/10)
Breakfast Buffet...
Garden Spider (09/06/10)
Not a fan of spiders, but this one is a beauty. Two of these call my garden home.
My Pepper Plant (09/06/10)
These ornamental peppers have graced our porch for the last three years. I just re-seed with the dried peppers each year. They take full sun.
Ornamental Peppers (09/06/10)
Fun, sun loving peppers No upkeep, no bugs
Squirrels can't fly (09/06/10)
A squirrel fell from the rafters onto a dusty car.
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