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Crews respond to early morning fire at Grecian Steak House (09/20/10)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to a 3 a.m. fire at Grecian Steak House Monday morning. According to a news release issued by the department, upon arrival moderate to heavy smoke was venting from the roof of the building. No flames were showing, but the windows of the restaurant were black and beginning to break. Crews broke out the front glass doors to make entry and advance hose lines. A fire was extinguished the buffet area...
More than 200 gather for Nell Holcomb 50th anniversary celebration (09/20/10)
When the Nell Holcomb School District opened its doors Aug. 29, 1960, Peggy Barks was one of the first six teachers there. She had been a teacher at Iona School, one of the six tiny rural schools that were consolidated to form the new district. Though she moved into a new, modern facility, the teaching really didn't change that much, she said...
Jackson woman starts own juvenile justice campaign, will have Tuesday kick-off (09/20/10)
After years of advocating for reform to the country's juvenile justice system as a spokeswoman for a national campaign, Tracy McClard of Jackson has launched her own organization. To celebrate and raise awareness about her campaign -- Families and Friends Organizing for Reform for Juvenile Justice -- McClard is hosting a kick-off event at 5 p.m. ...
Delta flight makes emergency landing in Cape Girardeau (09/20/10)
A Delta MD80 commercial flight made an emergency landing at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport Sunday afternoon due to smoke in the aircraft's cockpit and cabin. A total of 132 passengers were evacuated from the airplane, which was flying from Atlanta to St. Louis. No one was injured or requested medical attention...
Cape Girardeau City Council to create new type of liquor license (09/20/10)
A new kind of liquor license would allow a new kind of business to open in Cape Girardeau, one where the establishment doesn't sell alcohol but offers customers the option of bringing in their own booze. The Cape Girardeau City Council is scheduled to vote on the creation of what's known as a consumption liquor license at its meeting tonight...
Jackson aldermen to vote on snow route ordinance (09/20/10)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen will vote on instituting a snow route ordinance at today's meeting. The ordinance would require residents to have vehicles, trailers, etc., off of the sides of major roads during a snow or ice storm. Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr said while the city does not typically have many major storms during a year, there is still a need for designated snow routes...
River City Rodders hold car show in downtown Cape; 1941 Willys Coupe wins top honor (09/20/10)
River City Rodders club members judged 198 classic cars at the Cape Girardeau riverfront Sunday for the annual River Tales Classic Car Show, which drew hundreds of car enthusiasts from around the state. Participants entered cars and trucks in 31 classes this year, keeping judges busy until almost 3 p.m., when sponsors handed out Boyd's Pick -- the day's best in show -- and first-, second- and third-place trophies for each class...
John Sachen has spent 30 years providing training for firefighters (09/20/10)
In the 1940s, as a middle school student in Clayton, Mo., John Sachen was assigned an art project in which he had to draw a mechanical object. He chose a firetruck and ever since has been fascinated with the fire service and the physics associated with fighting a fire. ...
Cape man crashes into tree on Hanover Street (09/20/10)
After being pursued by Cape Girardeau police early Sunday, a Cape Girardeau man crashed his vehicle into a tree on Hanover Street. The driver, Mario Bell, was extricated from his vehicle by fire crews around 2:45 a.m.and transported to Saint Francis Medical Center...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
City hall 401 Independence St. Consent agenda...
Jury duty ruling may affect several Mo. court cases (09/20/10)
TROY, Mo. -- A now-rejected policy of allowing people to buy their way out of jury duty already has affected one case in east-central Missouri and might affect 10 more. Last month an appeals court overturned a man's drug conviction because his jury may have been tainted by a now-discontinued court policy in Lincoln County. ...
BP well is dead, but challenges remain (09/20/10)
The "nightmare well" is dead. But the Gulf coast's bad dream is far from over. Federal officials declared Sunday that the well where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded had finally been killed. Workers drilled a relief well into the damaged one and drove a cement stake deep into its oily, black heart...
Powell: Illegal immigrants do his home repairs (09/20/10)
WASHINGTON -- Former secretary of state Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that -- because they fix his house. Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."...
Hurricane Igor hits Bermuda (09/20/10)
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Fierce waves pounded the breakwaters and shores of Bermuda on Sunday, straining yacht moorings and battering oceanfront hotels as Hurricane Igor lashed the wealthy British enclave. Bermudians battened down their homes in pelting rain to wait out Igor, a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Some storm-seasoned islanders ventured outside to gawk at the 15-foot surf or to triple-tie boat moorings even as officials warned them to stay indoors...
Ahmadinejad says future is Iran's (09/20/10)
NEW YORK -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that "the future belongs to Iran" and challenged the United States to accept that his country has a major role in the world. The comments came in an hourlong interview with The Associated Press on the first day of his visit to the United States to attend the annual general assembly of the United Nations this week...
Remorseful U.S. vet returns war flag to Paris (09/20/10)
PARIS -- On the day Paris was liberated from the Nazis in 1944, a young American soldier nabbed a souvenir of epic proportions: He took home the French flag that hung from the Arc de Triomphe, a symbol of the end of four years of struggle and shame...
Redhawks snap three-game skid vs. ASU (09/20/10)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday, beating host Arkansas State 1-0. Southeast, playing the second of four straight road contests, improved to 4-4 while dropping ASU to 4-3-1. Courtney Luehmann, a sophomore from Notre Dame Regional High School, scored an unassisted goal in the 59th minute. It was her second goal of the season...
OVC honors Harris for role in upset (09/20/10)
Henry Harris scored the final two touchdowns, including the game-winner, during one of the biggest victories in Southeast Missouri State football history. Harris was named the Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the week Sunday for his performance in Saturday's 24-21 win at fifth-ranked Southern Illinois...
Raiders drop Rams to 0-2 (09/20/10)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bruce Gradkowski held his helmet and the football to the sky as he walked off the field to the chants of "Bruuuuce!" that echoed throughout the Coliseum for most of the second half. Gradkowski gave Oakland a spark early this season, leading the Raiders to their first win and creating questions about who the starter will be...
Wainwright silences Padres, moves to brink of 20 wins (09/20/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright ended up one win shy of his first 20-win season last year. He's determined not to let that happen again. After pitching eight dominant innings against the San Diego Padres for his 19th win in a 4-1 victory Sunday, the right-hander has two more starts...
Southeast's upset of ranked Salukis was not a fluke (09/20/10)
Where it ranks on the list of all-time Southeast Missouri State football wins is open for debate. But there is no doubt Saturday's 24-21 shocker at fifth-ranked Southern Illinois makes the short list of greatest victories in program history. And it could be just the shot in the arm fifth-year coach Tony Samuel and his staff needed to help the Redhawks get over the hump...
Talking Shop with Angie Umfleet of Chap Arnold Insurance (09/20/10)
Along with helping her customers with their claims, Angie Umfleet of Chap Arnold Insurance in Cape Girardeau helps make a difference in the community through her involvement with the United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce...
People on the move 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
The Bank of Missouri has appointed Kim R. Moore as general counsel. "As our organization continues to grow, the need for in-house legal counsel became evident," said David Crader, chief executive officer of The Bank of Missouri. "Kim has assisted us for the past several years, so he was an obvious choice." Moore graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts from Southeast Missouri State University in 1973. ...
T.J. Maxx sets opening day for Cape store (09/20/10)
T.J. Maxx is planning a grand opening for its new Cape Girardeau store at 8 a.m. Oct. 24, according to T.J. Maxx spokeswoman Thea Houghton. The discount retailer is moving into the former Goody's Family Clothing location at 308 Siemers Drive. T.J. Maxx has more than 800 stores nationwide and is known for offering name-brand clothing, accessories and home decor at discount prices. According to its website, T.J. Maxx will open nine new stores in seven states during October...
Health briefs (09/20/10)
A collection of short bits of area health news from Business Today magazine's October issue.
New building brings new opportunity for Cardiovascular Consultants (09/20/10)
A recent move to a spacious, newly constructed facility for Cardiovascular Consultants of Cape Girardeau has enhanced the experiences of patients and employees. Cardiovascular Consultants more than doubled its old space when the offices relocated to a 28,000-square-foot building in June. ...
Therapeutic expansion: Kenny Rogers Children's Center renovates and grows (09/20/10)
SIKESTON, MO -- Since Michelle Fayette signed on as executive director of the Kenny Rogers Children's Center eight years ago, the Sikeston facility has constantly acquired new patients and equipment. With 100 children on the waiting list and hoards of equipment stashed in outdoor storage, the center is about to see the most significant expansion in its 37-year history...
Cross Trails expands in Advance (09/20/10)
By Erin Easton Ragan ADVANCE, Mo. -- At the request of patients for dental services and a need for more space to meet current demands for medical services, Cross Trails Medical Center is preparing to open a new 7,500-square-foot clinic in Advance. The company hopes to open the new facility in mid-October, where chief operating officer Chrissy Warren said Cross Trails will continue with medical services already offered at the current clinic, expand into dental services, and again offer X-ray services, which haven't been available for awhile. ...
Convenient care: Medical services become more accessible in Southeast Missouri (09/20/10)
Urgent care clinics are becoming more common, making it less likely that you'll wait for hours in the emergency room or hear that your doctor is unavailable -- when you need him now. "We want to be the in-between," says Pete DeLuca, regional director of operations and marketing of Doctors Express, which opened an immediate care clinic in Cape Girardeau in July. ...
Economy delays expected nursing shortage (09/20/10)
Though a national nursing shortage has long been foreseen, the economy seems to have delayed the shortage. According to the Missouri Hospital Association, the RN vacancy rate was down from 8.8 percent in 2004 to 4.1 percent in 2009. The MHA also reported a 3.7 percent vacancy rate in Southeast Missouri, compared to a 3.9 percent Missouri total vacancy. The numbers may be encouraging, but the shortage has far from disappeared, say local medical providers...
Filling the gap: Nurse practitioners caring for more patients (09/20/10)
The American population is getting older and sicker, and there simply aren't enough primary care physicians to go around. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the United States will see a shortage of 40,000 family physicians by the year 2020. To handle the demand for primary care health services, the need for -- and responsibility of -- nurse practitioners is on the rise, especially in rural and underserved areas...
Ask the experts: How can I carve out a niche? (09/20/10)
Local marketing gurus Gera LeGrand and Dana Hukel offer advice for small business.
Business licenses (09/20/10)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during the month of August include the following...
Tax liens (09/20/10)
Tax liens and lien discharges, recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds, during the month of August are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office.
Bankruptcies (09/20/10)
Bankruptcies filed through August for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (09/20/10)
A collection of news about area business people compiled for Business Today magazine's October issue.
Business briefs (09/20/10)
A collection of short bits of regional business news compiled for Business Today magazine's October issue.
Creating culture: Bestselling author Jon Gordon will speak at the Saint Francis Medical Center Business Health Summit (09/20/10)
Jon Gordon's books have been featured on CNN, NBC's "Today Show" and in Forbes, Fast Company, O Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He focuses on building a culture of greatness in an organization or business, a theme addressed in his latest book, "Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture." Here's what Gordon told Business Today about his upcoming stop in Cape Girardeau...
Evelyn Voelker (09/20/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn Ann Voelker, 87, of Perryville died Sept. 19, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Perryville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from and from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Savior Catholic Church, with the Rev. Bill Rhinehart officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Leslie Lowes Sr. (09/20/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leslie T. Lowes Sr., 83, of Perryville, formerly of Old Appleton, Mo., died Sept. 18, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Grand Tower, Ill., on Feb. 1, 1927, son of the late Charles H. G. and Estella Wilson Lowes. He and Jacklena Feltz were married on May 22, 1945. She survives in Perryville...
Flavian Kutz (09/20/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Flavian L. Kutz, 90, of Perryville died Sept. 19, 2010, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. He was born on Dec. 2, 1919, at Biehle, Mo., to Louis Kutz and Catherine Baudendistal Kutz. He married Rosella T. Schnurbusch on Jan. 19, 1946, at Apple Creek, Mo. Rosella survives in Perryville...
Billy McFarland (09/20/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Billy Dale McFarland, 83, of Marble Hill died Sept. 18, 2010, at the family farm, the result of a farm tractor accident. He was born Oct. 9, 1926, at Matthews, Mo., son of August M. and Luie Shell McFarland. He was married March 18, 1949, to Lula B. Hendrix. She preceded him in death Jan. 13, 1996...
Kelly Frymire (09/20/10)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Kelly C. Frymire, 73, of Glenallen passed away Sept. 17, 2010, at his home following a long battle with lung cancer and emphysema. He was born Jan. 18, 1937, in Grassy, Mo., to Noah Dempsy and Dinnia Williams Frymire. Kelly was the youngest of 11 children. For many years he worked as a boiler maker with Nooter Construction Co. He was an Army veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1957 to 1959. Until recently he operated Kelly's Place near Glenallen...
Artie Britt (09/20/10)
Artie Lee Britt, 83, of Enid, Okla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to Leon and Naomi Davis Vandivort. She was educated at University High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Saint Luke's Hospital Training School in St. Louis and obtained a bachelor's of science degree from Central State University of Edmond, Okla...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police/fire report 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Out of the past 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
The Cape Girardeau School District is among school districts throughout Missouri participating in a new program this fall that is aimed at making the most of a child's first three years; "Parents as First Teachers" is a voluntary program. A small wooden trunk used during the Revolutionary War to carry money to George Washington has been placed in the permanent collection of the University Museum; the box was presented to the university by Jane Curry of Bloomfield, Mo...
Fall weather (09/20/10)
The arrival of cooler weather is always welcome, but after this year's parching summer the drop in temperatures and humidity is especially refreshing. Fall-weather activities start with the SEMO District Fair in Cape Girardeau, which seems to always herald the weather transition with a good soaking rain. The weather has been outstanding for this year's fairgoers...
Speak up on spending issues (09/20/10)
It is time to call an out-of-control legislative mafia to the carpet. This is a call to all citizens to bring much deserved shame to any legislative member, regardless of political affiliation, who attaches a pork-spending measure to any defense-spending bill, particularly so when we have troops involved in ongoing combat operations...
Speak Out 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
OF all people, Karl Rove, the so-called architect of the two Bush election victories, now worries that tea party Republicans like Christine O'Donnell, the tea party-backed GOP winner in Delaware, can't win the general election and are going to cost the Republicans a chance at controlling the U.S. Senate. Poor Karl...
Prayer 9/20/10 (09/20/10)
Guide us, O Lord, as we seek your provision for our daily lives. Amen.
Larry Bill at tea party events (09/20/10)
Many voters ask us about the tea party movement. I spoke at the first tea party held in Cape Girardeau April 15, 2009. My topic was term limits for congressional members to prevent American aristocracy. At subsequent conservative events, I outlined the personal sacrifices the signers of the Declaration of Independence made during the Revolutionary War. ...
Sowers has passion and plan (09/20/10)
I usually stay out of politics, but this year I'm speaking out in support of Tommy Sowers, a Green Beret who served our country for 11 years in Kosovo and Iraq and as a teacher of the Constitution at West Point. Mr. Sowers came home to run for Congress because he saw politicians in Washington getting it wrong. ...
Robin Carnahan Campaign Stands Up To Fox News (09/20/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign filed a motion to expedite to resolve Fox News' unnecessary lawsuit as quickly as possible. Fox News has sought to prevent Missourians from watching a clip of an interview in which its own Chris Wallace questions Congressman Blunt about the secret provision he slipped into a Homeland Security bill for tobacco giant Philip Morris and his ties to convicted felon lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ...
Freedom Inc. Endorses Robin Carnahan for Senate (09/20/10)
Freedom Inc. endorsed Robin Carnahan and her candidacy for the U.S. Senate citing her strong record of standing up for Missouri middle class families and businesses. Since 1962, Freedom Inc. has dedicated itself to fighting for equality and justice in the Kansas City community fighting for the needs of local residents...
KLAUS REUNION (09/20/10)
The annual KLAUS REUNION will be held on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010 at the Trinity Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Friedheim MO. It will begin with a noon potluck meal, followed by a business meeting including an exchange of photos and/or other memorabilia...
Bicycle Auction Fund-Raiser Planned for Sunday (09/20/10)
The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone (SIDEZ) and Alexander County Tourism (ACT) are auctioning sixteen nearly new single speed bicycles, helmets, tag-alongs and other bicycling gear to raise funds to support the 2010 Tour de Shawnee bicycle tour. The auction will be held on Sunday, September 26 at 1 PM at the Pulaski County Business Center in Mounds. The bicycles were purchased by Alexander County Tourism with a grant from SIDEZ but are no longer needed by ACT...
ST.AUGUSTINE GOLF TOURNAMENT (09/20/10)
The winners of the recent St.Augustine golf tournament held at Bent Creek. Championship flight 1st-Matt Porch,Jonathan Blattel,Jim Duby,Blake McDowell 2nd-Matt Hollis,Aaron Gold,Doug Sievers,Andrew Beussink A-flight 1st-Paul Emmendorfer,Ryan Eftink,Mark Schultz,Brian Zielger...
Best dog in Missouri (09/20/10)
Buddy the dog waiting for his daily chicken treats
Kaitlyn Keller wins 4H Goat Showmanship ribbon (09/20/10)
Kaitlyn Keller won Grand Championship Showmanship in the 4H Goat Show @ SEMO 2010 fair. We are so proud of our Kaity. Kaitlyn goes to Jackson South Elementary & is the daughter of Brian & Laura Keller, Jackson, MO.
Brotherly Love (09/20/10)
Bolt and Coconut taking a nap together in a warm embrace.
Memory Walk 2010 (09/20/10)
Team Woodland Hills!
Memory Walk (09/20/10)
Members of Southeast Missouri Hospital's team gather for a group photo prior to the start of the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Cape County Park North. Southeast's team listed 112 participants for the fund-raising event, the largest team registered in the 14-year history of the Memory Walk in Cape County...
Walking for a Cause (09/20/10)
The Southeast Missouri Hospital team leads off the 14th annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Cape County Park North.
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