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Stories from Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some smaller Missouri schools struggle to recruit, retain teachers (10/03/10)
Rebecca Cook's work day often begins early and ends late. The Delta School District teacher is in by 7:30 a.m., and spends her mornings teaching seventh- and eighth-grade science. In the afternoons, Cook leads physical education and health classes. After school, in the early fall, she's on the field coaching the Delta High School softball team. ...
Busy weekend in Cape means big business (10/03/10)
From Wiffle ball to politics to one big downtown party, Cape Girardeau is rocking this weekend -- and all that activity means big business for the Cape Girardeau-area economy. The River City Music Festival welcomed a few thousand partiers downtown on Water and Main streets. ...
Weather forecast looks favorable for Jackson Band Festival (10/03/10)
For the past two years Mother Nature has silenced the music of the Southeast Missouri High School Band Association Band Festival, commonly called the Jackson Band Festival, but band director Scott Vangilder said it appears weather forecasts look favorable for Tuesday night's event...
Streetball Legends and locals entertain 745 at Show Me Center (10/03/10)
Some came to see "The Professor" and his ball handling and passing skills. Others came hoping to see a 720 dunk.
Peripheral zoning up for debate at Cape Girardeau City Council meeting (10/03/10)
It's not that Mike Ingram doesn't think he won't like his new neighbors. He just doesn't want them driving on his roads. He and the others in the two neighboring subdivisions own the roads in Whispering Oaks and the Meadows at Whispering Oaks as dues-paying members of the homeowner associations...
4-year-old Jackson girl killed in Friday accident near Fruitland (10/03/10)
A 4-year-old Jackson girl was struck and killed by a truck Friday evening at a Fruitland-area mobile home park. MaKayla A. Overy was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at 6:25 p.m., about a half-hour after first responders were called to Mulberry Acres mobile home park on Legend Drive, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. MaKayla would have turned 5 on Monday...
Poplar Bluff man killed in Wednesday hunting accident (10/03/10)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A 76-year-old Poplar Bluff, Mo., resident died Wednesday in an apparent accidental shooting while he was hunting in Wayne County.
SADI holds second annual autism walk (10/03/10)
Military group endorses Carnahan (10/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Citing her strong support for the U.S. armed forces and her commitment to Missouri's military families, Veterans and Military Families for Progress has announced its endorsement of Robin Carnahan for U.S. Senate. In a news release, the organization highlighted Carnahan's work across party lines as secretary of state to pass the Veterans Business Protection Act, which the group said makes it easier for those serving overseas to keep their businesses in good standing with the state after they return home.. ...
Scott City couple, Sikeston woman arrested on meth charges in Scott County (10/03/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A four-month investigation led to the arrest of a Scott City couple on drug and child endangerment charges. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported John Maglone, 28, and Yvaughna Maglone, 29, are both charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and four counts of child endangerment, according to a news release provided by Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Cape Girardeau casino campaigners hold rally, unveil more renderings (10/03/10)
About 85 area supporters of a proposed Cape Girardeau casino gathered Friday afternoon at the site where they hope the $125 million facility will soon be built. The Yes for Gaming Committee also unveiled more renderings of Isle of Capri's proposal as well as informed voters that on Nov. 2, the casino question will be on the back of the ballot...
Man sought in connection with Charleston shooting (10/03/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Police were searching Friday for a Charleston man in connection to the Thursday shooting of another local man, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Charleston Department of Public Safety Chief Robert E. Hearnes said about 5:30 p.m. Thursday DPS received a 911 call of a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound who was at the Bertrand Nursing Home in Bertrand, Mo. Medical personnel and the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the scene, the chief said...
Community and arts advocate, newspaper HR director McDowell dies (10/03/10)
Kim McDowell, head of human resources at the Southeast Missourian and longtime community activist, has died. She was 58. She was the newspaper contact for many local charitable organizations and was heavily involved in the Toys for Tots and Christmas for the Elderly campaigns. ...
Speaker talks about Missouri ballot initiatives at First Friday Coffee (10/03/10)
Two statewide issues on the Nov. 2 ballot dealing with earnings and real estate transfer taxes could affect businesses. Ray McCarty, president of the Associated Industries of Missouri, spoke about ballot measures at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center Friday...
League of Women Voters hosts candidate and issues forum Tuesday in Cape Girardeau (10/03/10)
Candidates for local office will take submitted questions from the public Tuesday at the League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri Voter Forum. In addition to the candidates' question and answer segment, there will be a "Casino in Cape" panel discussion featuring citizen groups...
Infrastructure grant to allow for expansion at TG Missouri (10/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A half-million dollar economic development grant for electricity system upgrades will help create 50 new jobs over the next two years at TG Missouri in Perryville. Gov. Jay Nixon visited TG Missouri today to announce the $500,000 Industrial Infrastructure Community Development Block Grant needed to make the project possible...
Club news 10-3 (10/03/10)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter NSDAR met Sept. 22 in the Penzel Conference Room at Cape Girardeau Public Library as they resumed there meetings after a summer break. The new officers assumed their duties; they are: Sheila Holloway, regent; Ruth Lang, vice regent; Dorothy Points, chaplain; Catherine Allison, recording secretary; Helen Ruth Towns, corresponding secretary; LaFern Stiver, treasurer; Mary Lou Lett and Charlotte Slinkard, co-registrars; and Patsy Robert, librarian.. ...
Central boys capture first at ND Invitational (10/03/10)
The Central boys cross country team took first place Saturday at the nine-team Notre Dame Invitational with 42 points. Scott City junior Brandon Shemonia finished first in the boys' race in 16 minutes, 0.81 seconds.
Jackson comeback falls short vs. Vashon (10/03/10)
The Indians had a late drive end on downs in a 21-20 loss Saturday afternoon
Chaffee suffers 42-0 homecoming loss (10/03/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee football team worked on blocking out a loss from the previous week for 11 straight weeks. But the Red Devils found themselves trying to block out something totally different -- wins -- the past two weeks. That, too, can be a learning experience, and Chaffee discovered that the hard way Friday night in a 42-0 homecoming loss to East Prairie...
Portageville defeats Scott City 37-13 (10/03/10)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Portageville found its way back to the .500 mark with its 37-13 victory over Scott City on Friday. "We did pretty well," Portageville's Tevin Walker said. "It was our homecoming and we came out pretty pumped and got the win. We had a few penalties but got through it."...
Central shuts out St. Charles West (10/03/10)
Central senior fullback Rodney Reynolds said the Tigers' rushing attack overwhelms opponents because it features speed and power. So does Reynolds bring speed or power? "A little of both," he said. The 5-foot-8, 180-pounder flashed his speed on a pair of lengthy touchdown runs in Central's 47-0 victory over St. Charles West on Friday...
Meadow Heights cruises past Greenville (10/03/10)
Meadow Heights only surrendered five points in its first-game win on its way to a sweep of Greenville in volleyball action Friday. Erin Bollmann paced the Panthers with seven kills in their 25-5, 25-20 win. Whitney Welker added five kills, while Jillian Mills had three kills and three aces for Meadow Heights (12-6)...
Redhawks improve to 3-0 in OVC (10/03/10)
Southeast improved to 3-0 in the OVC with a victory over a perennial nemesis
Soccer team will host EIU on 80th birthday of Houck Stadium (10/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team begins a three-game homestand today on the 80th anniversary of the opening of Houck Stadium. Southeast faces Eastern Illinois in a 2 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference matchup. Houck Stadium held its first event on Oct. 3, 1930, as Southeast played Southern Illinois in football...
Sophomores lead Southeast's strong defensive effort (10/03/10)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Linebacker Darrick Borum had the type of day defensive players dream about. Safety Tylor Brock had the type of play defenders dream about. Those sophomores highlighted another strong showing by Southeast Missouri State's' defense, which forced a season-high five turnovers to help key Saturday's 28-13 win at Eastern Illinois...
Rams try to break Seahawks' hex (10/03/10)
St. Louis has lost 10 straight games to Seattle
Cards deny 20th win for Rockies' Jimenez (10/03/10)
St. Louis won 1-0 in 11 innings
Pet of the week (10/03/10)
Pet name: Rowdy Owners: Susie Green and her son Favorite activity: Having his picture taken. ...
Round Robin players presented a plaque to Dori Lage (10/03/10)
The Tuesday Night Round Robin golf league at the Cape Girardeau Country Club has been played for more than 50 years. At the annual banquet, held on Sept. 28, the 2010 Round Robin players presented a plaque to Dori Lage in remembrance of her husband Wally Lage, who passed away on Aug. ...
Hospital auxiliary honors volunteers (10/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri Hospital Auxiliary recently honored Bob and Alene Matthews of Cape Girardeau with the Ilena Aslin Award for their contributions as hospital volunteers. The Ilena Aslin Award was established to pay tribute to Ilena's dedicated service to the hospital and the auxiliary. ...
Good deed: Local artist coordinates an art show at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri (10/03/10)
One good deed could be the culmination of several thoughtful actions, as is the case with this week's Good Deed. Rochelle Steffen, an artist in the Cape Girardeau community, has been creating art that illustrates the plight of unwanted and abused animals. ...
Remember that God sees what we don't (10/03/10)
If you were to take an informal survey with the question "what are you afraid of?" you would probably hear some extremely interesting answers. Spiders, snakes, closed-in spaces, heights, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. The point is that we are all afraid of something...
FYI (10/03/10)
The Wesley United Methodist Church in Fruitland will host its annual fried chicken and kettle beef dinner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The dinner will consist of all-you-can-eat kettle beef, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, homemade baked bread, coleslaw and desserts. ...
Helping at hospice: Dr. Michael A. Coleman helps lead patients to a deeper relationship with Christ (10/03/10)
Dr. Michael A. Coleman, the chaplain of Legacy Hospice in Sikeston, Mo., is used to being called several names due to his 22-plus years in that ministry. His congregations used to call him Pastor Mike. In his classroom at Southeast Missouri State University, his students refer to him as Dr. ...
Adopt Mika (10/03/10)
Mika is a nearly 2-year-old female yellow Labrador retriever. She has tested negative for heartworm, is up to date on her shots, is microchipped and has been spayed. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Adopt Caleb (10/03/10)
Caleb is a 1-year-old male tabby-and-white cat. He has a sweet and gentle personality. Caleb is neutered and up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Pet owners can decorate stylishly, strategically (10/03/10)
It's a question that comes up frequently for interior designers: How do you create a stylish living space when a dog who sheds or a cat who scratches is part of the mix? "Many people are incorporating their pets into daily life," designer Mallory Mathison says, yet they don't want to sacrifice style. ...
Optimists celebrate 30th anniversary (10/03/10)
The Cape Girardeau Noon Optimist Club celebrated its 30th anniversary Wednesday. Members gathered for lunch and speeches. Dr. Charles Wiles, club founder, spoke to members and charter members like Jim Ham, Dr. Robert Fox, Kevin Gerlach, Mike Blechle and Club President Bill Humphries. ...
Annual Standing Ovation concert benefits Southeast Music Academy (10/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri Music Academy will present its 11th annual Standing Ovation concert Oct. 10. This year's concert features a variety of entertainment, from instrumental performances to vocal selections, both original and traditional. An addition to the Standing Ovation concert for this year is a trumpet fanfare, titled "Academy Fanfare," that was written by Scott Vangilder, head director for Jackson school bands...
Toddler living with Down Syndrome (10/03/10)
Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of articles from the Dexter Daily Statesman focusing on special needs of special children. By NOREEN HYSLOP Dexter Daily Statesman When Kelsey Sandage was expecting her first child four years ago, she was told by her doctor that the baby would be born with Down syndrome. An amniocentesis performed when she was about seven months pregnant revealed that likelihood...
Clergy stance is no secret (10/03/10)
In a story that may well be apocryphal, a man was asked after church what the preacher talked about in worship that day. "Sin," the man replied. "Well, what did he say about it?" came the query. "He was agin' it." The other day, in this fine publication, a letter to the editor was published in which two questions were asked: "Where is the church? Where are the God-fearing preachers?" The writer was lamenting what he perceives as the relative silence of the clergy contingent in Cape Girardeau about the upcoming November referendum on casino gambling.. ...
Jerusalem artichokes: A burst of yellow (10/03/10)
Although there are numerous native wild plants throughout the Midwest with yellow flowers, this one may be the most showy. It is the Jerusalem artichoke. During late summer and early autumn, this plant seems to magically appear from the greenery with a bounty of bright sunflowerlike blossoms. The leaves are coarse and hairy. The stem is almost woody. The plant can grow to more than 8 feet tall...
Eula Smith (10/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eula J. Smith, 96, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The wake will be at 7 p.m. Monday. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Lenore Bierbaum (10/03/10)
Dr. Lenore K. Bierbaum passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. Dear daughter of the late Milton and Madge Bierbaum; beloved sister of Madge (Glenn) Wiesner and Dr. Gene (Agnes) Bierbaum of Gainesville, Fla.; loving aunt of Paula Bogardo, Ellen (Julien) Carter, Mark (Maggie) Bierbaum, Diane (Paul) Muckstadt and Bob (June) Bierbaum; dear great-aunt, cousin, teacher and friend...
Anita Bittle (10/03/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Anita D. Bittle, 83, of Jonesboro died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today, with Chaplain Greg Bittle officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Stephanie Hampton (10/03/10)
Stephanie Hampton, 37, of Puxico, Mo., formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangement are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Alene Heuring (10/03/10)
Alene Catherine Heuring, 79, of Kelso, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in Orlando, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Kim McDowell (10/03/10)
Kim Kurka McDowell, 58, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. She was a woman of beautiful spiritual belief who loved her husband, her family, her pets, friends and everyone she worked with. Battling cancer for nearly two years primarily through faith, she was private about her health as she didn't want others to worry about her. On more than one occasion she said: "I have no fear about the future. God is love -- all-encompassing and all-good. Nothing is by accident."...
MaKayla Overy (10/03/10)
MaKayla Ann Overy, 4, of Jackson passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 4, 2005, in Cape Girardeau to Michael and Kristen Johnson Overy Jr. Loving survivors of the immediate family include her mother and father, Kristen and Michael Overy Jr., both of Jackson; two brothers, Cameron and Zackery Overy, both of Jackson; and a half sister, Ashton Overy, also of Jackson...
Dorothy Farishon (10/03/10)
Dorothy L. Farishon, nee Schumer, of Florissant, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Dorothy was born July 4, 1916, in Webster Groves, daughter of the late Edward and Clara Schumer. She enjoyed quilting, puzzles and reading...
Eugene Borchelt (10/03/10)
Eugene Borchelt, 81, of Egypt Mills died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Egypt Mills to Herbert A. and Barbara Exler Borchelt. He and Anita G. Wilkinson were married Sept. 29, 1961, at Egypt Mills...
Eisman - Weissmueller (10/03/10)
Amy Michelle Eisman and Ryan Joseph Weissmueller exchanged vows July 3, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. David Johnson performed the ceremony. Music was by Timothy Eisman of New Berlin, Wis. The bride is the daughter of Carl and Lynne Eisman of New Berlin. The groom is the son of Bill and Doris Weissmueller of Gordonville...
Sachse - Burks (10/03/10)
Jessica Ann Sachse and Sidney Thomas Burks were united in marriage Aug. 14, 2010, at the Water's Edge in Gordonville. Dan Brown performed the ceremony. Music was presented by Zachary Garrison of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Travis Niswonger of Cape Girardeau...
Howard - Daniel (10/03/10)
Kristen Lea Howard and Cory Lawson Daniel were married June 26, 2010, in Negril, Jamaica. Dr. Edward Leoni performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Joan Howard of Jackson. The groom is the son of Crystal Daniel of Jackson and Chuck and Ann Daniel of Imperial, Mo...
Schnurbusch - Bornstein (10/03/10)
Erica Danielle Schnurbusch and Aaron Bornstein were married June 19, 2010, at Lemp Mansion in St. Louis. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. Pianist was Molly Young of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Craig Benz of Pacific, Mo., and Beth Nielsen of LaVergne, Tenn. The groom is the son of Allan and Nancy Bornstein of Cape Girardeau...
Curtis - Ressler (10/03/10)
William H. and Lisa Curtis of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Mae Curtis, to Charles Peter Ressler. He is the son of Chris Ressler of Roy, Utah, and Wes and Janet Wade of Jackson. Curtis is a 2007 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in hospitality management from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is employed at HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau...
Kasten - 55 Years (10/03/10)
Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Kasten of Jackson celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with an open house Aug. 29, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts were their children. Kasten and Ruth Ann Eifert were married Aug. 28, 1955, at Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City. The Revs. Wilbur Maring and Walter Keisker performed the ceremony...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/3/10 (10/03/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/3/10 (10/03/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police/fire report 10/3/10 (10/03/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Out of the past 10/3/10 (10/03/10)
Lake Girardeau, near Crump, has "sprung a leak"; the leak was discovered earlier this week while someone mowed the levee; the Missouri Department of Conservation has "pulled the plug" on the lake, causing a draw down of about eight feet of water which will allow the situation to be assessed...
School menus 10-4 to 10-8 (10/03/10)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Homestyle chicken bites & bread or ham & cheese on bun, broccoli with cheese sauce, mixed fruit cup, sugar cookie with sprinkles. TUESDAY--French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty or turkey & cheese on bun, potato tots, pears...
Fighting the flu (10/03/10)
Health officials are optimistic about this year's flu season. Vaccine supplies are not in short supply. Health officials do not anticipate a major problem with the H1N1 flu virus that afflicted many last year. According to the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, anyone older than 6 months is eligible to receive the flu shot...
Nell Holcomb thanks (10/03/10)
On Sept. 19, Nell Holcomb School celebrated its 50th year in existence with an open house, reunion, program and reception. The day was an absolute success. Special thanks to the steering committee: Mr. Mike Hahn, Ms. Karen Fornkahl, Dr. John Holcomb, Mr. ...
Highway patrol and gaming (10/03/10)
On Sept. 22, a letter to the editor was published in the Southeast Missourian concerning the Missouri State Highway Patrol's presence aboard casinos during gaming hours. The Gaming Division was created in 1994 after the citizens of Missouri voted to allow gaming in Missouri. ...
Negative effect of casinos (10/03/10)
What will it profit the people who make their homes in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding areas to have a casino? It will only mean a substantial investment of dollars at the outset and little return in the long run. Reports from other cities that have welcomed casinos and other forms of legalized gambling indicate that they have experienced a negative effect when the new allure of the casino wears off. ...
Speak Out 10/3/10 (10/03/10)
I agree with the person who said some people could have insurance, but just don't want to buy it. I don't see a problem with the possibility of a casino being built in Cape Girardeau. I see any economic development in this area as a positive source of much needed tax revenue and jobs. And if you are against the idea of a casino, don't go. The casino could only benefit this town, not harm it...
Prayer 10/3/10 (10/03/10)
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that what is impossible with man is possible with you. Amen.
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