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Stories from Monday, September 27, 2010

Signal loss leads to weekend Charter cable and Internet outage (09/27/10)
Approximately 13,000 Charter Communications customers in and between Cape Girardeau and Sikeston were affected by disrupted cable television and Internet services Saturday. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported the outage happened just before 1 p.m. when most channels froze or went out completely while Internet services went out...
Public hearings on Mo. casino proposals start today in Cape (09/27/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri residents will have a chance this week to weigh in on several proposals for a new casino. The Missouri Gaming Commission is considering applications from four casino groups competing for the state's last available casino license...
Possible casino concerns Cape bingo organizers (09/27/10)
Local charitable groups are hoping people won't leave Bingo World behind if a casino comes to Cape Girardeau. "We have heard stories about how casinos up in St. Louis put the bingo halls out of business up there, but down here we just don't know if that will happen. It's very difficult for us to make an assessment," said Robert Basler, president of the board of Clark Street Project, the not-for-profit organization that operates Bingo World...
Building permits up in Jackson, down in Cape (09/27/10)
New home construction has increased in Jackson but declined in Cape Girardeau over the past three years. In Cape Girardeau, 21 building permits for single-family homes have been issued so far this year. That's a slight increase from all of last year, when 18 building permits were issued for new homes, but a decrease from 2008, when 38 permits were granted...
Fire departments to practice bus rescues in Jackson tonight (09/27/10)
Fire departments throughout the county will be in Jackson tonight preparing for worst-case scenarios involving school buses.
Section of North Main in Cape to be closed two weeks (09/27/10)
Beginning Tuesday, North Main Street between Mason and First streets in Cape Girardeau will be closed for about two weeks. Traffic will be detoured via Mason Street and Big Bend Road. BCI Construction USA is completing work on the floodwall and levee system in the area. The road must be closed to safely complete the work, according to a city spokeswoman...
Answering the Call: Patrol sergeant started out as parole officer (09/27/10)
A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Blane Adams began his career working as probation and parole officer for the state. His interest in law enforcement was piqued there, and 23 years ago he joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol as a trooper. Helping the public, Adams said, was his goal. Now, as a sergeant, he supervises four troopers and two corporals...
Teen Challenge leader finishes 80-mile walk (09/27/10)
Friday morning, the executive director of Teen Challenge of Mid-America in Cape Girardeau and the Teen Challenge Boarding Academy in Patterson, Mo., had finished an 80-mile walk and was about halfway toward his goal of raising $40,000 to continue the ministries...
Show displays art by medical personnel (09/27/10)
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will hold "Art of Healthcare" from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wente Manor on Broadway. The show will feature artwork from various doctors, nurses and other medical personnel, as well as works from members of the Visual Arts Co-op. ...
White House, Dems see tax cut vote after election (09/27/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress said Sunday they would find a way to extend middle-class tax cuts after the November elections, unable to secure GOP backing before lawmakers break to campaign. "One way or the other, we're going to get it done. And I believe the pressure is going to build among the American people" said David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's top political aide...
OVC honors Harris again (09/27/10)
The Southeast running back was recognized for his part in Saturday's win
Bradford directs Rams to first win (09/27/10)
Bradford directs Rams to a 30-16 win against Washington with Jackson on sideline
Cards' Hawksworth is released from hospital (09/27/10)
CHICAGO -- A CT scan on Cardinals reliever Blake Hawksworth was negative and he was to be released from the hospital a day after being hit in the face by a line drive. Hawksworth was hospitalized overnight after being hit by a liner off the bat of Cubs' Sam Fuld in the fifth inning of Saturday's game...
Cardinals stay alive, but Reds reduce magic number to one (09/27/10)
Pujols blasted his NL-leading 42nd home run in an 8-7 victory against the Cubs
Redhawks football stays on track for big year (09/27/10)
Southeast Missouri State is ahead of schedule as the Redhawks attempt to end their string of football futility. I wrote several weeks ago that, based on what looked like a rugged opening stretch, I would consider a 2-3 record through five weeks to be acceptable...
Talking Shop with Cheryl Mothes, financial adviser with Edward Jones (09/27/10)
As a former nurse, Cheryl Mothes looked after people's physical health, but since joining Edward Jones as a financial adviser 11 years ago, she has focused on her clients' financial health. She became interested in investing when she couldn't understand her own retirement statement and now helps others build their own wealth...
People on the move 9/27/10 (09/27/10)
Dot Myers, activity director at Perry Oaks Nursing & Rehab in Perryville, Mo., was named Activity Director of the Year by the Activity Director Association of Missouri at the organization's annual fall convention. Myers has been with Perry Oaks for 35 years. ...
Riverboat brings back historic means of travel (09/27/10)
American Cruise Lines is constructing a riverboat that will run Mississippi River routes previously traveled by the Delta Queen, including stops in Cape Girardeau. The new paddle-wheeler, called the Mississippi Sternwheeler, is said to re-create the grandeur of past historic riverboats while using the latest safety, environmental and construction technologies...
Hermina Gosche (09/27/10)
Hermina C. Gosche, 94, of New Hamburg, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Larry Mayberry (09/27/10)
Larry Wayne Mayberry, 52, of Scott City died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 22, 1957, at Chicago, to Richard Carl and Etta L. Winemiller Mayberry. He and June Coomer were married Jan. 6, 2002, in Scott City. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the U.S. Army...
Harry Mae Nailing (09/27/10)
Harry Mae Nailing, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau...
William Hapgood (09/27/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- William H. Hapgood Sr. 65, of Perryville died Sept. 25, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to service time at Young and Sons Funeral Home...
Leola DeClerk (09/27/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leola M. DeClerk, 83, of Perryville died Sept. 25, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and 6:30 to 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville...
Mildred Peeler (09/27/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mrs. Mildred B. Peeler, 94, of Anna died at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at her daughter's home in East Cape Girardeau, Ill. She was born March 2, 1916, at Villa Ridge, Ill., the daughter of Robert and Etta Wright Johnson. She married Koble L. "Dick" Peeler on Dec. 17, 1932, in Dongola, Ill. He preceded her in death April 17, 1985...
Laverne Gockel (09/27/10)
Laverne Olga Gockel, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 1, 1926, at Point Rest, Mo., to Louis Charles and Isabell Mehner Springer. She and Marvin "Pete" Gockel were married Jan. 12, 1951, at Cape Girardeau...
Harold Whitehead (09/27/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Harold "Bill" Whitehead, 83, of Advance was born April 4, 1927, at Advance, the son of Leo and Letha Ladd Whitehead and passed away Sept. 25, 2010, at his home. Bill had been in the trucking industry for 50 years. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Scottish Rite...
Jackson fire report 9/27/10 (09/27/10)
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Out of the past 9/27/10 (09/27/10)
Albert Lee Huckstep, 81, a pioneer in the automotive repair and body shop business here, dies following an illness of two years; Huckstep moved to Cape Girardeau from Whitewater in 1923 and in 1934 entered the auto repair business, pioneering the development of Huckstep Body and Paint...
Perfect score (09/27/10)
Congratulations to the eight Southeast Missouri school districts that posted perfect scores in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) educational assessment report. The school districts are Altenburg, Jackson, Leopold, Meadow Heights, Nell Holcomb, Oak Ridge, Woodland and Zalma...
We can't afford casino (09/27/10)
I am proud to call Cape Girardeau my home. However, recently I have become concerned about the prospect of a casino becoming a part of our beautiful city. I harbor strong opposition to the proposed casino. A casino is profitable to the owners at the expense of the losers. ...
Pray to stop gambling (09/27/10)
I've been reading the letters to the editor for some time. Where is the church? Where are the God-fearing preachers? We need men of God that have a solid Holy Spirit backbone to take a stand against sin. The way the economy is, people don't have extra money to gamble. They act like gaming is going to be the salvation of all our problems...
More than impatience (09/27/10)
I do not understand the animosity toward President Obama as he is trying to solve our problems with the help of some of our most renowned advisers. It seems to be more than impatience or a short attention span on the part of voters. This is a quote from Speak Out recently: "Under President Obama it's [gasoline prices] jumped up to $4 and is now well more than $2 a gallon. And you consider that a sign that Obama is doing a good job?"...
Frank Nickell a local treasure (09/27/10)
Frank Nickell is one of the treasures of our community. He spends his time patiently recording minute details that make our lives so unique. He has been on almost every important committee to improve our lives in Southeast Missouri. He is a tireless, insightful and amazing man...
Speak Out 9/27/10 (09/27/10)
THE Missouri Gaming Commission is a state institution and is subject to freedom of information requests. If the proposed casino company will not voluntarily disclose the overall economics of its gambling operation, it would appear that the company might not want public awareness before the upcoming vote. ...
Prayer 9/27/10 (09/27/10)
May all who search for you, O God, be filled with joy and gladness in you. Amen.
Reduce government spending (09/27/10)
In 2005, I noticed wages weren't rising but house prices went up. Those with poor credit bought with nothing down. I read "The Coming Crash in the Housing Market" by John R. Talbott, Copyright 2003. Talbott explained that Fannie Mae counted on an implied government bailout. He stated rating agencies overrated mortgage-backed bonds and duped institutional and foreign investors. Talbott forecast the 2008 taxpayer bailout known as TARP...
Emerson's leadership is best (09/27/10)
Tommy Sowers and his supporters consistently write this paper attacking Jo Ann Emerson and belittling our congressional district. They do it so often I'm wondering if Mr. Sowers has anything positive to say about southern Missouri at all. Last week, on national TV, Sowers went so far as to suggest some aspects of life in Iraq are better than what we enjoy here...
Pindwood Kennel Earns 9 Ribbons, including 2 Titles (09/27/10)
Pindwood Kennel of Cape Girardeau had a great start to their fall season. Gun Creek Hunting Retriever Club hosted the first event this fall; near Goreville, IL, on September 25th & 26th. There were nearly 100 retrievers competing each day, from six states. Mike and Janel Pind, owners of Pindwood Kennel, brought home a total of 9 ribbons; which included titles for two of their Labrador Retrievers...
Friends of Riverside Library to Host Book Sale (09/27/10)
The Friends of Riverside Regional Library at Jackson will host their annual Fall Book Sale on Thursday, October 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. (preview night for members); Friday, October 8, from 9 am to 6 pm for the public, and Saturday morning, October 10 from 9 am to noon for the public. ...
ST LOUIS RAMS ALUM TO LEAD CLINIC AT YMCA (09/27/10)
ST LOUIS RAMS ALUM TO LEAD CLINIC AT YMCA TROUT LODGE YMCA Trout Lodge will host St. Louis Rams alum Andy McCollum on Saturday, October 2nd as part of Touch Down Trout Lodge Weekend, a football-themed weekend for guests at Trout Lodge. McCollum played in 167 over 15 seasons of professional football with the St. Louis Rams, the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions. Standing at 6'4" and weighing 300 pounds, McCollum's successes haven't been limited to professional football...
Rite Group's Engineers achieve SAVIN Certification (09/27/10)
The Rite Group's four systems engineers, Riley Webb, Shane Kistner, Pat McAtee and Owen Sandler completed training for, and were awarded Systems Engineer Certification by SAVIN Corporation. Each is trained, equipped, and qualified to install and service the full range of SAVIN office equipment including SAVIN's narrow-format and wide-format copiers and printers...
Girl Scout Rock Hawaiian Style (09/27/10)
Girl Scouts rock it out at tropical party. The girls brought items that will be donated to the Women's Safe House.
Girl Scout Rock Hawaiian Style (09/27/10)
Hawaiian style dance party for Girl Scouts. The girls brought items that will be donated to the Women's Safe House.
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