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Former governor Hearnes officially inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians (09/15/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Warren Hearnes, the state's first governor to serve consecutive terms, was inducted posthumously Wednesday into the Hall of Famous Missourians. Hearnes, who served as governor from 1965 to 1973, advocated for more state spending for mental health, education and social services. During his tenure, Missouri's budget for mental health increased...
One-car crash in Trail of Tears sends Cape Girardeau woman to the hospital (09/15/10)
A Cape Girardeau woman received moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday at 4:03 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the 2002 Honda driven by Vicki L. Moore, 54, ran off the roadway and overturned on Hill Road in Trail of Tears State Park...
Heat, lack of rain and insects contribute to lower yields for Southeast Missouri farmers (09/15/10)
Southeast Missouri farmers are working especially hard this year to combat an unusually hot and dry summer. Dale Glenn, a farmer in Charleston, Mo., said this summer's extreme heat and scattered rains have made for a difficult harvest. "The weather reduced the corn crop, no doubt about it," Glenn said...
Mel Tillis fills in for 'buddy' Merle Haggard at SEMO District Fair (09/15/10)
Mel Tillis is a country-music icon by every measure: A Nashville veteran for more than 50 years, the performer of "Coca Cola Cowboy," "Southern Rain" and "Good Woman Blues" has had 36 top 10 hits, was named Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year and has been inducted into the hallowed halls of the Grand Ole Opry...
SEMO District Fair: Demo derby cars meant for short haul (09/15/10)
Before grandstand gates opened Tuesday at the SEMO District Fair, drivers and their pit crews made modifications to their demolition derby cars, knowing there was a possibility it would never run again. For most of the dual demolition derby participants, Tuesday's competition wasn't their first of the year, or even the summer, and unless drivers spent their heat "sandbagging" their car -- not taking hits -- and many of the parts will be hitting the junkyard sometime this week...
Local group to appear on CMT dance show Friday (09/15/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A group of amateur dancers from Marble Hill will take center stage Friday night on the CMT show "Your Chance to Dance."
Merle Haggard concert canceled; some fans disappointed by SEMO District Fair refund policy (09/15/10)
Country music legend Merle Haggard has canceled his Thursday night performance at the SEMO District Fair due to illness, but it has some of his most die-hard fans upset about the fair's no-refund policy. Fair organizers announced Haggard's cancellation on Tuesday along with his replacements: country-music pioneers Mel Tillis and Ray Price.
Former governor Warren E. Hearnes to be inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians (09/15/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Warren Eastman Hearnes, the 46th governor of Missouri, will be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians at a special ceremony at 9 a.m. today in the chambers of the Missouri House of Representatives in the capitol building...
Route Y reduced for pavement repairs (09/15/10)
Route Y from Highway 34 to the end of state maintenance in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today and Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 8:30 a.m. today and end at midnight Thursday. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Interstate 55 reduced for bridge repairs (09/15/10)
Northbound Interstate 55 half mile north of Route O in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be performed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. ...
I-55 to be reduced for pavement repairs (09/15/10)
Northbound Interstate 55 from one mile south of Highway 84 (mile marker 18.7) to Route A (mile marker 27.4) in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction so the contractor can overlay the road. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 6 a.m. Sept. 29 and is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. Oct. 29. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Former police chief sentenced to prison for Social Security fraud (09/15/10)
A former Hayti Heights, Mo., police chief was sentenced to federal prison for Social Security disability fraud. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported Vernis Farmer, 52, of Hayti Heights was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment on one felony count of making a false statement to obtain Social Security disability benefits and two felony counts of concealing information from the Social Security Administration. The term of imprisonment will be followed by three years of supervised release...
Colleges get broadband grants (09/15/10)
Two area colleges will bolster broadband service, tapping into a $4.9 million grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Three Rivers Community College will receive $563,922, and Mineral Area College will be allocated $66,000, according to the Missouri Department of Higher Education. The grant was awarded to the department as part of the $7.2 billion provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand access to broadband services nationwide...
Jackson board approves special ed compliance plan (09/15/10)
The Jackson School Board on Tuesday approved the district's Special Education Compliance Plan, a course of action that spells out the rights of disabled students and the programs they are entitled to under state and federal law. The compliance plan includes procedures for identifying and evaluating disabilities, defines eligibility requirements for programs, and outlines disciplinary policies...
Judges to see cost before ordering sentence (09/15/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Judges in Missouri may be the first in the country to start seeing the price tag for the sentences they hand out. For each case, judges can review data about how likely the defendant is to commit another crime and how much it would cost to carry out various sentencing options. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that national experts do not know of other states providing case-specific cost estimates...
GOP establishment faces challenges in final primaries of the season (09/15/10)
WASHINGTON -- Virtually unknown a month ago, Christine O'Donnell rode a surge of support from tea party activists to victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, dealing yet another setback to the GOP establishment in a campaign season full of them. A second insurgent led for the GOP nomination in New Hampshire...
Scary costume, toy machete draws cops to Halloween store (09/15/10)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri teenager dressed as a machete-wielding madman to promote a Halloween store was the one who ended up getting a scare. A police officer pointed a gun at the costumed teenager and ordered him to the ground Saturday after getting a report that a disturbed person was brandishing a weapon on a city street...
Blagojevich asks judge to nullify lone conviction (09/15/10)
CHICAGO -- Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has asked a judge to nullify the lone conviction in his mostly deadlocked corruption trial, saying the jury's decision was underpinned by errors at trial and misconduct by prosecutors. Trial Judge James Zagel should override jurors' verdict and acquit Blagojevich of lying to the FBI or set it aside and try him again on that charge, defense attorneys said in a motion filed at the U.S. District Court in Chicago...
Progress made on Colorado wildfire as winds return (09/15/10)
LOVELAND, Colo. -- Firefighters were trying to gain ground on a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills Tuesday ahead of strong winds expected to move in, potentially spreading the flames. The fire, the second major blaze to break out on the Front Range in a week, has burned nearly 1,000 acres, or about 1 1/2 square miles, of tinder-dry grass and trees in steep terrain just west of Loveland...
Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat (09/15/10)
PARIS -- Paris' Eiffel Tower and its immediate surroundings underneath were evacuated Tuesday evening after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat, the French capital's police headquarters said. French media reported that a second tourist hub -- the Saint-Michel subway station near Notre Dame Cathedral -- had also been evacuated following a similar threat...
Mideast peace talks get underway (09/15/10)
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt -- Under pressure to compromise, Israeli and Palestinian leaders Tuesday dug into the central issues blocking a peace deal but the latest talks produced no visible progress on the divisive issue of Jewish settlements. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held an extra, unscheduled session with U.S. ...
American woman freed by Iran is grateful, humbled (09/15/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- The American woman released by Iran on Tuesday after more than a year in prison said she was grateful to Iran's president for her freedom shortly before she boarded a flight to the Gulf sultanate of Oman where her mother greeted her with a warm embrace...
Central volleyball team capitalizes vs. short-handed Jackson (09/15/10)
Central defeated Jackson in three games.
High school roundup: Central rides singles success past Jackson in tennis dual (09/15/10)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Perryville soccer team falls to Poplar Bluff in overtime (09/15/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Perryville High School has given Poplar Bluff a tough time since the Pirates debuted their varsity soccer team in 2008. Perryville's last visit to Whiteley Park, which came Sept. 24, 2008, resulted in a win on penalty kicks...
Notre Dame shuts out Saxony in boys soccer action (09/15/10)
Logan Buchheit closed his eyes and hoped for the best. He got it. The Notre Dame sophomore headed in the game-winning goal, and the host Bulldogs knocked off Saxony Lutheran 2-0 in boys soccer action Tuesday night. "It was a little nerve-racking," Buchheit said of starting at forward instead of midfield. "I don't have a great shot. Normally I shank it 20 yards over the goal."...
Powell, Cook team for victory (09/15/10)
The team of Lester Powell and Lachelle Cook won the SEMO Horseshoe Association's tournament at the Bell City Picnic. Mike Davault and Terrie Rose placed second, while Tim Bryant and Cori Stoverink were third in the 14-team tournament. Randy Gray and Cook teamed to win the tournament at the Oran Knights of Columbus...
Cards miss out on chance to gain game (09/15/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Randy Wells got a happy homecoming. Adam Wainwright trudged off the mound believing he deserved better. Wells allowed five hits over eight innings and had two hits and two RBIs to help the Chicago Cubs deny Wainwright's bid for a 19th win in a 7-2 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night...
How to get your lawn green again (09/15/10)
I have been inundated with phone calls and visits from lawn owners who tell me their lawn looks worse this fall than it has in years. The conversation goes something like this:"Why does it look so bad? I watered the lawn every few days. I fertilized it faithfully. I sprayed for weeds. But now it is full of crabgrass, nutsedge, and it has large brown dead areas in it. What happened, and what can I do about it?"...
Recipes using vegetarian chicken, slowcookers (09/15/10)
Can't you just feel the approach of fall in the air? The days are shorter, the evenings turning cooler, the SEMO District Fair is open and children are back to school; all signs that fall is upon us. I will be looking into my recipe files in the near future for some of my favorite fall recipes. ...
George Michael gets 8 weeks in jail for driving while high (09/15/10)
LONDON -- George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail Tuesday for driving while under the influence of drugs in an incident in which he crashed his car into a photo shop. A judge told the star his addiction to marijuana put him and the public at risk...
Louis Karr (09/15/10)
Louis N. Karr, 83, of Scott City, formerly of Steeleville, Ill., passed into his eternal reward Saturday, Sept 11, 2010, in Cape Girardeau He was born March 27, 1927, at Herculaneum, Mo., to George and Sarah Heiny Karr. He married Marion C. Huch on Nov. 20, 1948, in Columbia, Ill...
Rev. Raymond Ross (09/15/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Raymond J. "Ray" Ross, C.M., 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at the Vincentian Community Residence in Perryville. Visitation will be at 5:30 p.m. today and will continue Thursday until time of the funeral Mass in the Mary Mother of God Chapel...
Danny Ballance (09/15/10)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Danny Ballance, 55, of Cobden, died at 11:42 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, Ill.
John Rayoum (09/15/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John J. Rayoum, 84 of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville...
Evelyn Smith (09/15/10)
Evelyn Pickens Smith departed this life Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the age of 89 years, 1 month and 3 days. She was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Savannah, Tenn., the daughter of the late Samuel and Dee Henson Pickens. On July 13, 1963, she was united in marriage to Richard Martin Smith, who preceded her in death April 6, 2004...
Brenda Kirkpatrick (09/15/10)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Brenda Jean Kirkpatrick, 59, of Puxico was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Steele, Mo., the daughter of the late William and Julia Jean Turner, and passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brenda had owned and operated a general store in Lowndes, Mo. She later owned Ms. B's Flower Shop in Advance, Mo...
Ruby Wankum (09/15/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ruby Annabelle Wankum, age 81, of Advance passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born June 3, 1928, in Bragg City, Mo., to George C. and Mattie Bright Terrett. Mrs. Wankum worked in as a waitress for several restaurants and was of the Catholic faith...
Dorothy Walter (09/15/10)
Dorothy M. Walter, 74, of Jackson passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Wednesday, June 17, 1936, in Philadelphia, daughter of Nathan Richards and Dorothy Keir. She and Chester Walter were married Dec. 21, 1957. He survives...
Fire report 9/15/10 (09/15/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson police/fire 9/15/2010 (09/15/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Police report 9/15/10 (09/15/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 9/15/10 (09/15/10)
A $4.7 million contract for expansion to two sections of Saint Francis Medical Center has been awarded to Kiefner Brothers Construction Co. of Cape Girardeau; one project will add 40,702 square feet to the medical center's north wing and the other will add 8,254 square feet to the facility's outpatient surgery unit...
Do the math (09/15/10)
OMG! There's actually talk -- and publicly no less -- about the replacement of the Democratic leadership in the House should the Republicans steamroll the November elections as many are predicting. Now mind you, that talk isn't spoken in the presence of Speaker Nancy Pelosi because she still has the power and spite to make life miserable. And should the GOP make gains but still lack control, the current Speaker would remain and there would be hell to pay...
A lesson in giving (09/15/10)
While there are plenty of stories about young individuals misbehaving, it's nice to hear stories of children making a difference in their communities. Two Southeast Missouri children recently made a difference for the local FISH food pantry. Samantha and William Gardner recently visited the Southeast Missouri FISH pantry. ...
Speak Out 9/15/10 (09/15/10)
PERHAPS those opposing the new quarry should also consider the effect of new jobs being created and the additional revenue brought to the county. I believe that growth spurs more opportunities for other businesses. WHEN criticizing the Democratic Party, take a close look at how things were before under the Republican Party. ...
Prayer 9/15/10 (09/15/10)
For the joy of the sights and sounds and tastes of the fair, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Police Wife Reaching Out to Others (09/15/10)
You could call it a labor of love, or a message of encouragement for those women behind the badge. Kristi Neace, wife of previous Jackson officer, Cpl. Rick Neace, Union P.D., wrote and published a book for police wives in 2009. Collecting stories from wives across the nation, she compiled each story into chapters describing every emotion a wife of an LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) experiences...
6TH ANNUAL CANEY FORK ANTIQUE TRACTOR RIDE (09/15/10)
The 6th Annual Caney Fork Antique Tractor Ride was held at the Roger Seabaugh farm near Oak Ridge on Sunday, September 5, 2010. This year's ride featured 151 antique tractors, 40 years old or older. ...
Nature Center connects people with the land (09/15/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Caving, hunting dogs and puppet shows will all be part of the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center's "Connecting People With the Land" event Saturday, Sep. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Nature Center Manager, Sara Turner, the event is a celebration of National Archeology Month and National Hunting & Fishing Month...
Guard trains with SEMO first responders (09/15/10)
The Missouri National Guard's 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team spent last week training with first responders in southeast Missouri. The mission of the 22-person team made up of Missouri Army and Air National Guardsmen is to support civil authorities at a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives incident site by identifying hazardous substances, assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response measures and assisting with appropriate requests for additional state, regional and national support. ...
Woodland Hills Bake Sale (09/15/10)
The residents of Woodland Hills helped to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. The residents hosted a bake sale to help sponsor Woodland Hills team.
6th ANNUAL CANEY FORK ANTIQUE TRACTOR RIDE (09/15/10)
Bill Newell on his 300 Farmall
6th ANNUAL CANEY FORK ANTIQUE TRACTOR DRIVE (09/15/10)
David Seabaugh on his 1600 Oliver
6th ANNUAL CANEY FORK ANTIQUE TRACTOR RIDE (09/15/10)
David Roth on a Farmall Super H owned by Roger Seabaugh
6th ANNUAL CANEY FORK ANTIQUE TRACTOR RIDE (09/15/10)
Lee Unterreiner on his Farmall A
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