[SeMissourian.com] Overcast ~ 37°F  
River stage: 16.9 ft. Rising
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Stories from Monday, October 4, 2010

Cape Girardeau school district to hold forum on improvement plan (10/04/10)
Cape Girardeau Public Schools will hold a public forum to unveil a revised Comprehensive School Improvement Plan at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, at the Central Middle School cafeteria. The district has been working on the revised plan for nearly a year. The last plan was adopted in 2005 and updated in 2007...
Some merchants say downtown Cape music festival hurt business (10/04/10)
By organizer accounts Saturday, this year's River City Music Festival was a success. Thousands of people took in 60 bands at 10 venues in downtown Cape Girardeau on Friday and Saturday. Early estimates showed a doubling of attendance for the festival/fundraiser, which means more money going to scholarship for music programs at area schools and churches.
Jackson schools taking week to raise awareness about disabilities (10/04/10)
As the Jackson School District celebrates its third annual disability awareness week, associate superintendent Dr. Beth Emmendorfer said the observance is about celebrating the worth of every child in the district. "It is just reinforcing that we are all valued members of our school community. ...
Make a Difference Tour brings music, message to Show Me Center (10/04/10)
Some of the top names in contemporary Christian rock music came together on the Show Me Center stage Sunday to perform for church groups and families from around Missouri.
Magnet may apply for enterprise zone in Cape County (10/04/10)
Cape Girardeau Area Magnet is looking at a new economic development tool to help attract businesses to the area. Economic development leaders are considering the formation of an enhanced enterprise zone in Cape Girardeau County to offer tax incentives for qualifying companies locating in parts of Cape Girardeau and Jackson, said Mitch Robinson, Magnet executive director...
Emerson picnic draws more than 200 to Arena Building in Cape (10/04/10)
More than 200 people gathered to support U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at the Arena Building on Sunday.
Cape County board for disabled hiring director for casework program (10/04/10)
The Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled is going to hire an executive director to oversee the board's new targeted case management program. Currently case management operates through a state office in Sikeston, Mo. Board chairwoman Dory Johnson said case workers there often have up to 60 clients, so localizing the service will mean a smaller case load and personal attention...
Expansion at St. Mary Cathedral School (10/04/10)
Two teens injured in separate Sunday accidents (10/04/10)
A Cape Girardeau and a Jackson teenager were injured in separate early Sunday morning accidents in Cape Girardeau County. The first accident occurred around 12:40 a.m. on Cape Girardeau County Road 618 east of Route W when 16-year-old Brooke P. Baugher ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree...
BackPacks for Friday program expands to Sikeston's Southeast Elementary (10/04/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nearly a year after implementing BackPacks for Fridays at Morehouse Elementary, students from another Sikeston school are now benefiting from the program. SEMO Food Bank was able to support the expansion of the program to serve Southeast Elementary after receiving a $10,000 grant. It also received a $20,455 grant to support food acquisition for the entire program. The grant is being funded by Unilever U.S., one of the world's leading suppliers of consumer goods...
Answering the call: Cape fire marshal was at first leery of job, now enjoys it (10/04/10)
As October's Fire Prevention Week kicks off, Brian Shaffer, battalion chief and fire marshal with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, has a full schedule. He'll be visiting nearly ever school in the area to help teach fire prevention tips and perform fire drills. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 10/4/10 (10/04/10)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. Study session items for discussion Public hearings...
Jefferson City considers proposal to limit pets (10/04/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Officials in central Missouri want to limit how many dogs and cats people can own and make it illegal to feed feral animals on public land. An ordinance proposed in Jefferson City would make it illegal for people to dump animals or feed animals they don't own while on public land...
College professors use technology to improve teaching (10/04/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- John Strong, an associate professor of religious studies at Missouri State University, was frustrated with his classes. "My lectures, for whatever reasons, did not produce a lot of questions from students," Strong said. "Basically I was the focal point of the class, and I could just videotape my lectures."...
GOP and Dems play the blame game on economy (10/04/10)
WASHINGTON -- If you don't like the economy, blame President Barack Obama and Democrats because they're making times tougher, Republicans are telling voters entering the four-week homestretch to an election the GOP hopes will return the party to power in Congress...
U.S. terror warning could hurt Europe's economy (10/04/10)
MADRID -- A rare advisory for U.S. travelers to beware of potential terrorist threats in Europe drew American shrugs Sunday, but tourism officials worried that it could deter would-be visitors from moving ahead with plans to cross the Atlantic...
Redhawks strike early in 1-0 win against Eastern Illinois (10/04/10)
A mistake by Eastern Illinois gave Southeast Missouri State an early opportunity. Courtney Luehmann made EIU pay and the Redhawks made Luehmann's goal off a free kick stand up. Luehmann's 18-yard blast from the edge of the penalty box in the 14th minute Sunday lifted Southeast to a 1-0 win at Houck Stadium...
OVC bestows more weekly honors on first-place Redhawks (10/04/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team keeps racking up wins and Ohio Valley Conference honors. Southeast earned multiple OVC player of the week awards for the second time this season Sunday when senior tailback Henry Harris was named offensive player of the week and sophomore linebacker Darrick Borum was named defensive player of the week...
Rams break through against Seahawks (10/04/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson was a question mark until the first snap. There was no way he was going to miss this one for the St. Louis Rams. So, he went out and showed the Seattle Seahawks he could play hurt and still make a big impact. "I knew I wouldn't be 100 percent, but I knew I had enough to give," said Jackson, who blocked out a strained groin Sunday. "I feel like the team is going in the right direction and I wanted to be a part of it."...
Cards close season with five-game winning streak (10/04/10)
Pujols finished as the NL leader in both home runs and RBIs
Latest victory may boost Redhawks into top 25 (10/04/10)
Southeast Missouri State's storybook football season continued Saturday with a rare win at Eastern Illinois. Now Southeast is poised to break into the national rankings for the first time since early during the 2003 campaign. The Redhawks' 28-13 victory over defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois accomplished a pair of firsts for Southeast's program...
Around the bend: Memphis, Tenn., to Vicksburg, Miss. - Part IV (10/04/10)
Dave Hardesty continues a day-by-day account of his Mississippi River kayaking trip, an adventure shared with his friend Danny Rees.
Now read this... 'The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette' and more biographical fiction (10/04/10)
My undergraduate degree is in history and, although I am not good at remembering dates, I do love to read about life in different periods of history and especially how the customs of the day were reflected in the lives of the women. "The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette" by Carolly Erickson takes place in Europe in the late 1700s...
Got a candy craving? Local diabetes experts offer tips to enjoy a healthy Halloween (10/04/10)
Dr. Phenu Zachariah's favorite holiday is Halloween -- and as the newest endocrinologist at Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology, he knows how diabetics can enjoy this candy-crazed holiday, too. "They can enjoy sweets, they can have cake at a party, they can have Halloween treats -- it's just the planning that is different from a diabetic to a nondiabetic person," says Zachariah. ...
Grow your own: Consider the other dogwood, Kousa (10/04/10)
The soft, pinkish red of Kousa dogwood fruits, some still hanging on trees, does hint at luscious flavor. Some people see their shape as something like a combination of strawberry and raspberry, which adds to the appeal. But doesn't that shape -- a studded sphere -- look more like a medieval weapon than a strawberry or raspberry? Yes, the fruits are edible, but they aren't very palatable. They have a rubbery skin over mealy, just slightly sweet flesh...
Protecting the elderly: Southeast Missouri group forms to better address elder abuse (10/04/10)
Law enforcement officials are trained to identify situations of theft, assault and domestic violence, but when it comes to elder abuse, the situation is a bit more complicated. "It's usually family-based abuse," says Branden Caid, detective sergeant with the Scott County Sheriff's Department. ...
Taste test: A soup recipe to usher in cooler weather (10/04/10)
No time to soak and boil dried chickpeas? Shave some time off this recipe by using canned chickpeas. Just be sure to rinse them well in a mesh strainer. Canned beans can be very salty, which could throw off the flavor of the soup...
Training available for dislocated workers (10/04/10)
A new pre-employment training program will be offered this fall for dislocated workers in the Cape Girardeau area. The five-week, 200-hour program is free to qualified participants and is funded by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development through funds awarded to Mineral Area College. ...
People on the move 10/04/10 (10/04/10)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri has appointed Scott City Mayor Tim Porch to its board of directors. Porch has lived in Scott City since 1969 and is the owner of Interior Plus, a commercial subcontractor specializing in metal studs, gypsum drywall, insulation, acoustical tile ceilings and plastering. ...
Talking Shop with Stan Crader, president of CDC-BME (10/04/10)
Stan Crader of Jackson started out screwing nuts onto bolts at his grandfather's International Harvester tractor dealership in Marble Hill, Mo. He soon graduated to refilling the GoJo dispenser and cleaning the toilets at Crader Equipment Co. The company's focus turned to growing its Stihl chain saw distribution, and after returning from college Crader started working with his father full time at what was then called Crader Distributing Co. ...
Norman Whiteman (10/04/10)
Norman Whiteman, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Eugenia Myers (10/04/10)
Eugenia Myers, 84, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Leroy Nunn (10/04/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Leroy Dean Nunn, 77, of Advance died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill...
Floyd Blue (10/04/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Floyd Charles Blue Sr., 79, of Chaffee, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at the family home. He was born in Randles on June 2, 1931, to the late Floyd D. and Bullah Beatrice Spain Blue. He married Glenda Crowden on April 6, 1957. Floyd retired as a shoe cutter from the Florshiem Shoe Co. in Chaffee. He was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church in Randles...
James Jones (10/04/10)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- James Forrest Jones, 87, of Dongola died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at his home. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Mount Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna, Ill. Masonic rites will be at 10:30 a.m. at the church by Anna Masonic Lodge No. 520 AF & AM...
Births 10/4/10 (10/04/10)
Daughter to Adrian LeCline Bird and Takara Brianna Woods of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 11:37 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. Name, Patience Jazamai. Weight, 3 pounds, 15 ounces. First child. Son to Brandon Kyle and Julia Marie Streiler of Webster Groves, Mo., 1:03 p.m. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/4/10 (10/04/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Jackson police/fire report 10/4/10 (10/04/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 10/4/10 (10/04/10)
Charles Kruse, a Dexter, Mo., area farmer and director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, discusses the nation's agriculture problems at the First Friday Coffee, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. An exhibit detailing the history of rural Cape Girardeau County schools opens at the Southeast Missouri State University Museum; the display was coordinated through the efforts of Christabel Lacy and Bob White of the university's Center for Regional History and Cultural Heritage...
Participate in Residents' Rights Week (10/04/10)
Oct. 3 through 9 is National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Week, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices that many long-term care residents have made to better our community. This year's theme -- Defining Dining: It's About Me -- was selected to call attention to the fact that residents should have choices about food and dining, and residents should be part of decision-making in long-term care facilities...
Proposition B opposition (10/04/10)
Don't be fooled by the slick television ads or the Hollywood celebrities. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not your local pet shelter but an east coast fundraising organization. Very little (less that one-half of 1 percent) of the money it raises is used to rescue dogs and cats but rather to finance an extremist agenda that is targeting pet breeders, livestock producers and hunters...
Catholic schools enrollment (10/04/10)
Notre Dame Regional High School is once again seeing a growth in enrollment. Recently, the Catholic school announced its largest freshman class of 150 students. The total school enrollment is up to 528 students -- 30 students more than last year. This growth is despite a national trend among Catholic schools that shows decreasing enrollment...
Giving is greater than receiving (10/04/10)
Four years ago I watched my boys tear into their presents on Christmas morning. At a time when a mother should feel nothing but joy, I was sad. I knew that at that very moment a child was walking into his or her living room expecting to find presents and seeing nothing...
Speak Out 10/4/10 (10/04/10)
A casino for Cape, I sure hope not; if luck holds out, they'll find another spot. IT'S going to be humorous to watch all of these so-called supporters of school reform come up with every rationale conceivable to oppose the extension of the school year. ...
Prayer 10/4/10 (10/04/10)
Thank you, O Lord, that when we face the trials of life, you are still with us. Amen.
Campaign proposals (10/04/10)
Disappointed with the advertising of the two major party competitors in our race? With over $1,000,000 of campaign contributions, they've determined the best way to present their message is to put up unflattering pictures of their opponent and then disparage each other, ending with "and I approved this message."...
Sowers is a leader (10/04/10)
As a historian devoted to understanding our democracy's unmatched capacity to heal itself, I'm writing to support Tommy Sowers for three simple reasons:1. Experience. This Green Beret is a decorated combat veteran who defended our country for 11 years. Tommy stood up to terrorists in the desert; he'll stand up to both party's leadership and special interests in Washington...
Hole in One Winner at Cape Country Club (10/04/10)
Cord Polen, President and CEO of Alliance Bank, recently scored a hole in one at the 11th Annual Saxony Golf Classic at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. The Hole in One contest was sponsored by Van Matre Buick GMC Cadillac, a recent Mark of Excellence Award Winner. Polen received $1,000 in passport products for his accomplishment on the 8th hole...
VonAmp's NYC Concert Party & Benefit (10/04/10)
VonAmp would like to thank all of their family and friends who came out to the Elk's Lodge for the dinner, auction, and rockin' music Saturday night! The band enjoyed the spirit of all of the teen girls who danced the night away. VonAmp appreciated the following individuals who helped with the event: John Busey, Joseph Scarpaci, Aaron Barrett, Tonya Pfeiffer, Stuart Swope, Melanie Combs, Sunshine & Patrick Gibbons, and the Streiler Family (Brandon, Sam, & Justin)...
Businesses becoming bike-friendly (10/04/10)
Schnucks now has a bike rack, thanks to "bike racks for businesses." The program, launched by Commrades student organization at Southeast University, helps businesses obtain a bike rack, at cost, from Cyclewerx, a local bike shop. Commrades' president, Nicole Connoyer, explains, "Cape encourages cycling with 'share-the-road signs,' but when cyclists arrive at a store, they rarely find designated, safe parking for their bike. ...
Carnahan Campaign Kicks off "Students for Robin" (10/04/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched Students for Robin to bring together young Missourians who share her commitment to education. The group is co-chaired by students from across the state: Shawn Williams, Missouri State University; Lauren Gepford, University of Missouri-KC; Alex Witt, Truman State University; and Bryan Weintrop, University of Missouri. http://www.robincarnahan.com/students...
Missouri Voters Snubbed by Blunt / Carnahan Camps (10/04/10)
October 4,2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cisse Spragins, Ph.D. Cell: 612 309 9232 Email: chair@lpmo.org Missouri Libertarian Party to Robin Carnahan: It's a Bit Early to Be Breaking Promises The Missouri LP criticizes Kansas City Public Television and the Carnahan and Blunt Campaigns for excluding the Libertarian candidate, Jonathan Dine, from its October 14th US Senate Debate...
A Job is Not a Job is Not a Job... (10/04/10)
To those who STILL think that a casino and legalized gambling is the answer to a faltering and crumbling downtown, I offer facts and solid reasoning. I understand that facts and solid reason makes many people uneasy, so I offer a disclaimer: If you are easily upset by factual evidence at the expense of your opinion-based beliefs, do not read any further. ...
October morning sunrise on the Mississippi (10/04/10)
October morning sunrise on the Mississippi
banana bloom (10/04/10)
a banana tree in cape girardeau with bananas growing on it
Mums the Word (10/04/10)
Mum's in the afternoon almost all the way open.
Early morning in the Smokys (10/04/10)
Just at sunrise the fog and mist began to lift in the Smoky Mountains.
Bewitching Web (10/04/10)
My son, Justin, took this night time pic of this spider & his web. He's moved onto the porch just in time for Halloween!!
October 2010
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar