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Alarm malfunction causes evacuation of University Center (10/19/10)
An alarm malfunction forced the evacuation of Southeast Missouri State University's University Center for about 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon, according to staff and students. Emergency personnel were called to the scene late in the day, but the alarm was found to be faulty and quickly fixed, a staff member said...
Missouri Gaming Commission won't hear North County casino pitch (10/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A group wanting to locate a casino in north St. Louis County won't be making a pitch to the Missouri Gaming Commission as originally planned. The Gaming Commission was to hear presentations Wednesday from four entities competing for Missouri's last available casino license...
Mayors from four casino towns to participate in Cape Girardeau forum (10/19/10)
Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger is hoping his counterparts from four cities with casinos in Missouri and Illinois will "clear the air" by answering questions directly from residents at a forum next Tuesday, exactly one week before voters will decide whether Cape Girardeau will stay in contention for a $125 million gaming facility downtown...
Motorcycle accident injures Cape Girardeau man (10/19/10)
A 73-year-old Cape Girardeau man was injured in a motorcycle accident Monday at 5:20 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 2007 BMW motorcycle driven by Robert L. Adams ran off the road into a ditch and overturned on County Road 361, four miles southeast of Burfordville...
Missouri a leader in dealing with problem gambling, officials say (10/19/10)
Amy's father was a compulsive gambler. During her childhood, her parents took out three mortgages on the Jackson house she grew up in to try to pay his gambling debts...
Emerson, Sowers spar over leadership in final debate before election (10/19/10)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Tommy Sowers and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson verbally sparred over questions of leadership at the final debate Monday, ending with what appeared to be a terse moment immediately after the microphones were turned off. "I believe Jo Ann intended that to stay between candidates," Sowers said afterward. "I'm going to respect that."...
Blanchard getting federal funds for improvement plan (10/19/10)
Looking to get back on track after being hit with educational sanctions, Blanchard Elementary School will draw on federal assistance and a comprehensive plan of action. The Cape Girardeau School Board approved Monday the Blanchard School Improvement Plan, which relies heavily on stepped-up professional development for teachers, enhanced learning opportunities for students and increased parental involvement...
Jetton assault trial delayed (10/19/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Nearly a year after felony assault charges were filed against former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton, attorneys working the case say there is more evidence to review, resulting in the cancellation of the two-day jury trial that was set to start Oct. 28 in New Madrid County...
Cape may consider pseudoephedrine ordinance (10/19/10)
Monday's unanimous vote by the Jackson Board of Aldermen to require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine-based products leaves the largest community in Southeast Missouri yet to take action on the issue. However, at a city council meeting Monday, Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger asked city staff to draft an ordinance requiring a prescription to purchase pseudoephedrine for presentation at next month's meeting...
Cape Girardeau City Council moves forward on allowing chickens on 4-3 vote (10/19/10)
Cape Girardeau resident Nelson Sparks will get to keep his "babies," or his flock of chickens, in his backyard -- at least for a few more weeks. The Cape Girardeau City Council voted 4-3 Monday approving the first reading of an amended city code that would allow residents to raise chickens within city limits...
Decline in donations to local charities follows national trends (10/19/10)
It's a common story in an economy that has turned a lot of haves into have-nots. A Southeast Missouri couple buys a home. Then the husband, a bricklayer, loses his job and the couple struggles to survive on the wife's income and his unemployment check...
I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County reduced to one lane for pavement repairs (10/19/10)
Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County, from Route N to Highway 32, will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Work began yesterday and, weather permitting, will continue through the week. ...
National Right to Life group endorses Jo Ann Emerson (10/19/10)
The National Right to Life Political Action Committee has endorsed Jo Ann Emerson for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Citing Emerson's support for a failed amendment that would have prevented federal funding of abortion and future federal administrative decrees that could expand abortion, National Right to Life commended Emerson for her 100 percent pro-life voting record in the 111th Congress...
Poplar Bluff man dies in train accident (10/19/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A 61-year-old Poplar Bluff man was killed when his 1994 pickup truck and a northbound Union Pacific train collided Saturday afternoon where Butler County Road 314 crosses the Union Pacific railroad tracks.
Jackson residents to pay less for electricity (10/19/10)
Jackson residents can look forward to lower electric bills in the new year. The Jackson Board of Aldermen received the findings of an electric cost of service study at a public hearing Monday night. Once the findings are implemented in January, all electric customers in Jackson will see savings...
Park service gives $75,000 for Melaina's Magical Playland (10/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County will receive a Missouri Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for park improvements. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that the the National Park Service has approved a $75,000 grant to improve Cape County Park North...
Cape Girardeau County Commission declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month (10/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission signed a proclamation acknowledging October as domestic violence awareness month. Representatives from the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department and the Safe House for Women were on hand as Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones read a proclamation discussing the issue of domestic violence in the county and the resources devoted to combating it...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 10/18/10 (10/19/10)
Consent agenda...
French strikes hit airlines, trucking, gas pumps (10/19/10)
PARIS -- Airlines flying into France were ordered to slash schedules -- and to bring enough fuel for the trip out. Gas stations ran short or dry, while truckers jammed highway traffic Monday by driving at a snail's pace, a tactic known in French as "operation escargot."...
Scientists give Gulf slightly lower health grade after oil spill (10/19/10)
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. -- Six months after the rig explosion that led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico can be measured more in increments than extinctions, scientists said. In an informal survey, 35 researchers who study the Gulf lowered their rating of its ecological health by several points, compared to their assessment before the BP well gushed millions of gallons of oil. ...
Palin teases at 2012 run during tea party rally (10/19/10)
RENO, Nev. -- Sarah Palin launched a two-week run of tea party rallies Monday leading up to the election and teased supporters about a possible presidential run for herself, saying "we can see 2012 from our house." The remark came as the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee -- who has not publicly committed to seeking higher office -- kicked off the 15-day Tea Party Express coast-to-coast campaign tour, hoping to capitalize on government discontent and unify conservatives before the Nov. ...
In Afghanistan town, insurgents vanish after battles (10/19/10)
MARJAH, Afghanistan -- The Marines have found bloody clothes and spent bullet casings and bombs meant to kill them. They've heard bullets flying overhead and seen muzzle flashes in tree lines. In this southern Afghan town that coalition forces seized from Taliban fighters eight months ago -- and are still clearing -- you don't have to go far to find the insurgency. But finding insurgents is another story...
High school roundup: Perryville rallies past Jackson (10/19/10)
All the area high school sports events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Final four-bound Hawks specialize in one-run wins (10/19/10)
The Kelly Hawks have played 30 games this season. Fourteen have been one-run nail-biters. The Hawks (19-11) head into a Class 2 semifinal game against Warsaw at 2 p.m. Friday in Springfield, Mo., hoping those kind of pressure-packed games pay huge dividends...
Redhawks soar to No. 13 in polls (10/19/10)
The Redhawks are No. 13 in both major Football Championship Subdivision polls released Monday after ranking 18th and 20th last week.
La Russa returns for 16th season (10/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa ended the usual postseason suspense, agreeing to a 16th season as St. Louis Cardinals manager. The team announced a deal Monday that included a mutual option for the 2012 season. Financial terms were not disclosed on the new contract, finalized 15 days after the end of a disappointing season that left the 66-year-old La Russa wondering if he'd worn out his welcome...
Rams go from sad sack 1-15 to a QB sacking 3-3 team (10/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The team that couldn't do much right for so long seems to have turned a corner. The St. Louis Rams can run, they can pass and they can even get after the other quarterback. And they are in the thick of the NFC West race, too. A year ago, the Rams were among the league's worst teams on offense and defense in stumbling to a 1-15 finish...
Television veteran Ed Asner returning with a sitcom on CMT (10/19/10)
NEW YORK -- Television veteran Ed Asner is coming back to series TV with the first scripted sitcom for CMT. On the new show, "Working Class," Asner will co-star as the crusty but lovable neighbor to the blue-collar single mom played by series star Melissa Peterman...
Salon, hospital team up to let breast cancer survivors look and feel better (10/19/10)
Some discover they have breast cancer through a mammogram, others by doing a breast self-exam at home, but Valerie Williams, 64, of Cape Girardeau discovered her breast cancer in a most unusual way. "I woke up one night in the middle of the night from a dream screaming, 'I have breast cancer,'" Williams said...
Breast cancer awareness events 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
Events to raise awareness, money for breast cancer
Breast cancer survivor stories 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
Meet some local women who beat breast cancer.
Theodore Graham (10/19/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Theodore W. Graham, 88, of Advance, formerly of McClure, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau...
Anna Turnbough (10/19/10)
Anna Dean Turnbough, 70, of Jackson died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Robert James (10/19/10)
Robert R. James, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Births 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
Daughter to John David and Danielle Nicole Vandeven of O'Fallon, Mo., St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., 3:41 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Name, Colbie Anne. Weight, 7 pounds, 11 ounces. First child. Mrs. Vandeven is the former Danielle Klipfel, daughter of William and Peggy Klipfel of Oran, Mo. She is a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital. Vandeven is the son of John and Mary Vandeven of Leopold, Mo. He is applications manager with Spartech Plastics Inc...
Jackson police report 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous * Violation of a court order was reported in the 500 block of South Hope Street.
Cape Girardeau police report 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Southeast Missouri State University reported the following items. Theft...
Out of the past 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
Cape Girardeau WISER Inc., the not-for-profit governing board for women's and children's residential services such as the Women's Center and Safe House, Respite Care (emergency child abuse shelter) and Family Residential Treatment Services, has acquired the 19th century home at 235 Merriwether St.; the house will be renovated to provide additional space for WISER's residential service...
Thinking pink (10/19/10)
October is the month to "think pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society recently held its annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon at Drury Lodge to raise money for its Patient Service Fund. More than 240 people attended. Forty breast cancer survivors were recognized at the luncheon...
Speak Out 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
I have been reading comments from those who oppose the proposed quarry near Saxony Lutheran High School. Opponents say the dust and traffic, among other issues, will be bad for people in the area, especially the children. What about the dirt, traffic and other problems that the casino will bring to our community? Won't that affect our children as well?...
Prayer 10/19/10 (10/19/10)
Thank you, O God, for the beauty of nature that reminds us of your power. Amen.
Let the countdown begin (10/19/10)
National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts is fast approaching. Folks from all across Southeast Mo. came together to begin the countdown to November 15th. Last year Southeast Mo came together and collected 14,740 shoe box gifts. ...
Cape Central Marching Band on a roll (10/19/10)
The Cape Central High School Marching Tigers Band earned another first place in their class Saturday at the Potosi Bi-State Invitational Band Festival. In addition to their first place finish, the band was awarded the outstanding musical performance caption and visual performance caption in their class...
VFW Post # 6407 Scott City Benefit Fair Oct 23rd (10/19/10)
The VFW Department of Missouri and Scott City VFW Post # 6407, will be holding a Veterans Benefit Fair at 1408 Main St. in Scott City on Saturday October 23rd, from 8am to 12pm or till all veterans have been served. Information on VA health benefits& enrollment , educational opportunities, and employment opportunities will be available for veterans, spouses, widows, and dependents. ...
Patriot Guard Riders Honored (10/19/10)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and State Representative Billy Pat Wright honored Patriot Guard Riders with Certificates of Appreciation for the work they do for our fallen heroes. They risk life and limb to travel to Lambert International Airport in St. ...
Mo Elk Restoration, What You Didn't Know... (10/19/10)
Below you will find a letter to the Mo Dept of Conservation from the North American Elk Breeders Assoc. about concerns all Missourians should have about this restoration project. NORTH AMERICAN ELK BREEDERS ASSOCIATION 4985 West Blue Hill Road, Ayr, NE 68925 / 402-756-3355...
GOP~Dance to Victory to be held this Sat. 10/23 (10/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee, Republican candidates & officeholders invite fellow conservatives to join them, this Saturday, October 23, 2010 @ 7:00 PM for the GOP ~ DANCE TO VICTORY 2010. This fun, informal night of dancing and mingling will be held at Ray's Plaza Conference Center (behind Holiday Inn Express, in Cape)...
Patriot Guard Riders Receive Certificates (10/19/10)
Nancy Hunter DAR and State Representative Billy Pat Wright present Certificates of Appreciation to Patriot Guard Riders
Patriot Guard Riders Receive Certificates (10/19/10)
Nancy Hunter DAR Regent, Sheila Holloway and State Representative Billy Pat Wright present Certificates of Appreciation to Patriot Guard Riders.
Cape Central Marching Band on a roll (10/19/10)
Cape Central Marching Band on a roll (10/19/10)
Geraldine's Rose (10/19/10)
Taken on October 19, this gorgeous rose is one of the few left in my mother-in-law, Geraldine Farrar's, flower bed.
Geraldine's Roses (10/19/10)
My mother-in-law, Geraldine Farrar, has quite the green thumb to have these mid-fall beauties left in her flower bed.
Judge (10/19/10)
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Jane Iredale Contest Winner (10/19/10)
This photo was taken for the Jane Iredale Makeup Contest. The model was Myriah Miller of Scott City and the makeup artist was John Long of Belladona. The photo was taken by Cherri Harris from Simply Stated Photography Company.
First Deer with a Bow (10/19/10)
This is my 13 yr son Dylan. One day after school he went bow hunting behind our home. Within 45 minutes in called me and said he got one!! This is his first deer with a bow and it was a 5 point buck!
No deer, just a nice bass (10/19/10)
Hey Grandpa, I didn't get a deer this year during Youth Rifle Hunting weekend in Kentucky, too warm I guess. But I did get this nice bass as a consolation.
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