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Democratic incumbent faces challenger with county government experience in 161st district (10/25/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- One of the area's few Democratic incumbents in state legislative office will face a challenge from a former Republican commissioner of Scott County in the 161st District race. The incumbent is Democrat Steve Hodges; the challenger, Republican Ron McCormick...
Missouri creates email alert about sex offenders (10/25/10)
JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri residents now can receive an automatic alert if a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has launched an e-mail system that notifies neighbors within 24 hours if a registered sex offender changes his or her address...
Family holding candlelight vigil year after Cape killings (10/25/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- It's not hard for Kelly Yates of Perryville to remember the first few things she did the morning of Oct. 27 one year ago.
Southeast Homecoming has cartoon theme (10/25/10)
"Toon into Southeast" is the theme for Homecoming 2010 this weekend at Southeast Missouri State University. Shad Burner, director of Southeast Alumni Services, said because of the Redhawks' recent football success, they're expecting a large group of students and alumni for the weeklong Homecoming festivities...
Recorder race contested for first time since mid-1990s (10/25/10)
For the first time since 1994, Democrat Janet Robert, incumbent Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds, is facing a challenger for her position in the general election. Republican Scott R. Clark, catalog supervisor at J.C. Penney, said he is running to bring his educational background and energy to the office...
Three downtown Cairo, Ill., businesses destroyed by fire (10/25/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Although the Cairo Fire Department hasn't determined the cause of a fire that started in the 2000 block of Washington Street early Sunday, the Alexander County Sheriff's Department is calling the blaze suspicious.
Writers Faulkner, Morrison subject of Southeast conference this week (10/25/10)
William Faulkner spent a lot of time brooding and writing about the uneven evolution of the human race. Even at its worst, and Faulkner saw some of the worst humanity could offer from his vantage point in the pre-civil rights movement Deep South, he believed the human spirit would overcome...
Leaf color to peak in next few weeks, forester says (10/25/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cooler temperatures are coming together to create some festive fall foliage around Southeast Missouri.
Answering the call: Guard experience aids Red Cross director of emergency services (10/25/10)
After 23 years serving in the Missouri National Guard, Jamie Koehler of Cape Girardeau sought out a career that would allow her to work with and train volunteers and also use her experience as a soldier. That was four years ago. Now, as regional emergency services director for the American Red Cross in Cape Girardeau, she has trained hundreds of volunteers and spent thousands of hours helping area communities prepare for disasters. ...
18 carve pumpkins at Cape library (10/25/10)
State finishes wetlands project at Otter Slough (10/25/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation recently completed work on 80 acres of wetland units at Otter Slough Conservation Area to improve habitat diversity, provide hunting opportunity and to reduce maintenance needs. According to area manager and wildlife biologist Kevin Brunke, work in two locations was to "restore the hydrology and native plant community of a historic slough that existed prior to the construction of cypress ditch."...
Mo. farmers hope to start elderberry craze (10/25/10)
HARTSBURG, Mo. -- Missouri farmers are hoping elderberries will become the next superfruit to tempt health-conscious consumers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that interest is growing as farmers learn more about the benefits of the purple indigenous fruit. So far, research has shown that the fruit has high levels of antioxidants, can boost immunity and can lower cholesterol...
Gay voters angry at Democrats could sway results of some races (10/25/10)
CHICAGO -- Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt won't cast a ballot at all because he no longer trusts anyone to fight for causes important to him. If Democratic candidates are counting on long-standing support from gay voters to help stave off big losses Nov. 2, they could be in for a surprise...
Government proposing that many trucks improve fuel efficiency (10/25/10)
WASHINGTON -- Future tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans, garbage trucks and heavy-duty pickup trucks must do better at the pump under the first fuel efficiency rules coming from the Obama administration. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department are moving ahead with a proposal for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, beginning with those sold in the 2014 model year and into the 2018 model year...
Immigrant vets can face deportation despite time in service (10/25/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- When Rohan Coombs joined the U.S. Marine Corps, he never thought one day he would be locked up in an immigration detention center and facing deportation from the country he had vowed to defend. Coombs, 43, born in Jamaica, immigrated to the United States legally as a child with his family. He signed up to serve his adopted nation for six years -- first in Japan and the Philippines, then in the Persian Gulf during the first war with Iraq...
Rain drenches China; Megi weakens (10/25/10)
BEIJING -- Torrential rains drenched China's southeastern coast as once-powerful Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical depression Sunday and more than 300,000 evacuees waited to return to their battered homes. Megi has dumped up to 13 inches of rain on Chinese coastal villages after hitting the mainland Saturday. News reports described extensive damage to fishing boats and shellfish beds in Fujian province, where more heavy rain was falling Sunday...
Iraqi court orders parliament back to work (10/25/10)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's highest court on Sunday ordered parliament back to work after a virtual seven-month recess, intensifying pressure to break the political stalemate that has held up formation of a new government. The 325 lawmakers met only once since they were elected March 7 for a session that lasted 20 minutes and consisted of a reading from Islam's holy book, the Quran, the playing of the national anthem and swearing in new members...
Storm soaks Honduras, heads toward Belize (10/25/10)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Tropical Storm Richard lashed Honduras' Caribbean coast with heavy rain and wind and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Sunday as it roared toward Belize and southeastern Mexico. Authorities warned of deadly floods and mudslides in Honduras and declared states of maximum alert in four coastal provinces...
Pakistan resists push to expand terror fight (10/25/10)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's foreign minister said Sunday that his country will deal with a key Taliban sanctuary along the Afghan border on its own timeline despite increasing U.S. pressure to help turn around the war in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke after returning from Washington for the latest round of high-level strategic talks with the Obama administration. ...
Cholera outbreak spreads in Haiti (10/25/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A cholera outbreak that already has left 250 people dead and more than 3,000 sickened is at the doorstep of an enormous potential breeding ground: the squalid camps in Port-au-Prince where 1.3 million earthquake survivors live...
Eagles win MCSAA tournament (10/25/10)
The Eagle Ridge Christian boys soccer team repeated as state champions Saturday with a 4-3 victory against Grandview (Mo.) in the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association Division II tournament in Joplin, Mo. Aaron Margrabe scored three goals for the Eagles, while Roy Yoon had one goal and one assist. Michael Perez had two assists and Sejin Park added one for the Eagles, who went 3-0 in the tournament to finish their season at 7-11-1...
Redhawks earn bye for OVC tournament (10/25/10)
Ashley Runion said she had a great senior day despite not coming away with a victory. That's because the Southeast Missouri State soccer team actually won by tying in their final Ohio Valley Conference game of the season. The Redhawks and Tennessee-Martin battled to a 0-0 double-overtime draw Sunday at Houck Staduim...
Missouri upgrades to No. 6 in BCS (10/25/10)
Win over Oklahoma gives unbeaten Tigers a boost both mentally and in the polls
Redhawks' Scheible, Geldbach draw OVC's weekly honors (10/25/10)
Southeast Missouri State's Matt Scheible and Drew Geldbach have been recognized for their strong performances during Saturday's 40-21 home win over Eastern Kentucky. Scheible is the Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the week and Geldbach is the OVC co-specialist of the week, the league announced Sunday. It is the second OVC award of the season for each...
Victory escapes Rams' grasp (10/25/10)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Dreadful for a half, Tampa Bay found a way to win again. Josh Freeman has a knack for helping the Buccaneers do that. The second-year pro led another fourth-quarter rally Sunday, throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Cadillac Williams with 10 seconds remaining to beat the St. Louis Rams 18-17 before a season-low 42,020 -- more than 23,000 shy of capacity -- at Raymond James Stadium...
Redhawks preserve streak, perfect OVC record (10/25/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team never had beaten Eastern Kentucky in Cape Girardeau, losing all nine meetings, while going just 2-18 against the Colonels overall. But in this remarkable season for the Redhawks, nobody should have been surprised by Saturday's dominant 40-21 win over EKU at Houck Stadium...
Online TV spats may mean fewer free shows on Web (10/25/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Broadcasters took a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web after they blocked access to their programming online this month to enforce their demands to be paid. Recent actions by Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS in two separate fee disputes suggest that after a few years of experimenting with free, ad-supported viewing, broadcasters believe they can make more money from cable TV providers if they hold back some programming online...
Talking Shop with Donnie Beggs (10/25/10)
While Phobia Farm is only open for business one month out of the year, Donnie Beggs works year-round to make sure those who pass through his 12,000 square feet of frightful scenes come out screaming. After hosting family-friendly fall harvest festivals at Beggs Family Farm in Blodgett, Mo., for many years, the Beggs family is now trying to reach an older audience with the fight-filled Phobia Farm...
People on the move 10/25/10 (10/25/10)
Tim Arbeiter, vice president of community development of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, has been elected president of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri for 2011. Arbeiter has been with the Cape Girardeau Chamber since 2006. ...
Cape Girardeau hospitals receive HealthGrade Awards (10/25/10)
Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital received multiple five-star ratings in the 13th annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, which measured clinical outcomes at nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals between October 2007 and September 2009...
Sikeston sign business opens Cape location (10/25/10)
Canedy Sign of Sikeston, Mo., is now up and running at the former General Sign location in Cape Girardeau. General Sign closed in June after 70 years in business, leaving 31 people out of work. Since Canedy Sign purchased the property at 4857 Nash Road it has also hired four former General Sign employees, said Doug Lands of Canedy Sign...
Doris Collins (10/25/10)
Doris Collins, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Stadt (10/25/10)
Roland G. Stadt, 89, of Jackson, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home of Jackson.
Ivern Isaacs (10/25/10)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- Ivern Genelda Isaacs, 88, of Arnold died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Morley Cemetery in Scott County...
Sarah Rice (10/25/10)
Sarah A. Rice, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Ford and Sons Mounty Auburn Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rodger Kiepe officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Dorothy Ayers (10/25/10)
Dorothy Jean "Dot" Ayers, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at her home after a short battle with cancer. She was born July 14, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Ervin J. and Bernice P. Blattel Urhahn. She and Melvin "Pete" Ayers were married in May 1964 in Benton, Mo. He died Jan. 5, 1978...
Lloyd Merick Jr. (10/25/10)
Nashport, Ohio -- Lloyd Clyde Merick Jr., 74, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at Autumn Health Care in Zanesville, Ohio. He was born Dec. 18, 1935 in Missouri to his late parents Lloyd C. and Helen (Wilson) Merick Sr. He married Beverly DeMooy Sept. 14, 1974 in Lima, Ohio...
St. Ambrose School (10/25/10)
A Honor Roll 4th grade: Joanna Glueck, Grace Knutson, Brock Lange, Karlee Seyer 5th grade: Alex Eftink, Katie Glueck, Mary Beth Knutson, Shelby Pobst 6th grade: Madison Chapman, Hannah Glueck, Brennan Miller 7th grade: Lindsey Harrell, Lindsey Koch, Hannah Seyer...
Clippard Elementary School (10/25/10)
A Honor Roll 4th grade: Jobeanna Brown, Gracen Craig, Max Dale, Madison Davie, Veronica Dean, Taylor Driver-Flores, Brandon Gibbs, Becky Holst, Thomas Hull, Reese Johnson, Matt Kinder, Jacqui Lang, Allison McDonald, Hannah Moyers, Jared Neikirk, Miller Ogburn, Lynsey Powers, Morgan Proffer, Trenton Sandusky, Shamanni Smith, Desean Sweazie, Sydnie Walker, Emily Webb, Levi Wilson...
Eagle Ridge Christian School (10/25/10)
A Honor Roll 1st grade: Lydia Blunt, Tabitha Blunt, Sydney Gartman, Kiley Hahs, Rachel Margrabe, Zoe Mayfield, Ashton Reed, Gabe Stout, Nicholas Wasilewski. 2nd grade: Jasmine Brown, Logan Schwieger, Alex Thomas. 3rd grade: Matthew Blunt, Micah Herron, Bradley Hess.
Nell Holcomb School (10/25/10)
A Honor Roll 6th grade: Zach Brock, Katherine Morton, Emery Naeter, Brad Orenstein, Alexis Oswald, Brent Tiemann, Jessica Weibrecht 7th grade: Chris Guerrero, Rachel Juhlin, Taylor Shivelbine, Will Shivelbine, Forrest Smith, Taylor Smith 8th grade: Brandi Bertrand, Riley Duncan,Quentin Goode, Jeremiah Halter, Ryan May, Ali Norder, Abbie Sinn, Megan Wadley, Chance Ziegler...
Trinity Lutheran School (10/25/10)
A Honor Roll 5th grade: Anna Al-Sayed, Jonathon Drury, Sam Hahs, Andrew Hartmann, Amanda Mabry, Luke Mayes, Nathan Ruark, Ireland Smith, Sofia Voss. 6th grade: Tessa Allee, Andrew Aufdenberg, Nathan Aufdenberg, Emily Buerck, Benjamin Daniel, Natalie Grimm, Emily Killen, Hayden Moll, Katie Richmond, Elizabeth Ustinov, Joshua Varnon, Emily Weber, Andrew Zieba...
Scott City Elementary School (10/25/10)
A Honor Roll 3rd Grade: Noah Braun, Joseph Brown, Emma Bryant, Zeth Burkholder, Gavin Crider, Carlie Estes, Mason Koeberl, Zoe Lee, Alexys Littlepage, Landon O'Brien, Tony Seabaugh, Spencer Stratman, Porcelain Wells, Ashley Wilthong. 4th Grade: Chloe Clayton, Samuel Jordan, Ethan Palmer...
Cape Christian School (10/25/10)
Cape Christian School A Honor Roll 4th grade: A.J. Branson, Clayton Deimund, Colton Jones, Scott Limbaugh, Molly McNabb, Jordan Powell, Audrie Seabaugh 5th grade: Andrea Diamond, Laura Harris, Courtney Penzel, Jade Samanta, Bryanna Stevens 6th grade: Garrott Clark, Jay Green, Calli House, Bailey Janota, Rachael Koehler, Caitlyn Limbaugh, Paeton Outman, Sarah Pecord, Caroline Rollins, Katelyn Smith...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/25/10 (10/25/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Assault Thefts Property damage...
Jackson police report 10/25/2010 (10/25/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 10/25/10 (10/25/10)
A reduction of jail privileges by Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Dwight Thomas during his first year in office reportedly has caused an increase in inmate complaints; a petition signed by about 18 inmates protesting jail conditions and rules has been filed with the county commission...
Zonta awards (10/25/10)
Several women were recognized at the annual Zonta Women of Achievement luncheon on Friday. Grace Hoover, recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award, was a professor of economics at Southeast Missouri State University from 1962 to 1990 and the first director of the Center for Aging and Gerontology Studies at the university. Hoover is also a past recipient of the Southeast Faculty and Alumni Merit Awards...
Speak Out 10/25/10 (10/25/10)
I am curious how the Republicans plan to cut federal spending by giving tax breaks to the rich. The only way to do this is to cut federal programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, funding to schools and unemployment benefits. It appears that a lot of farm land is being cleared for new homes or business. That's great, but we must remember we need our farm land for growing crops...
Prayer 10/25/10 (10/25/10)
O Lord, thank you for giving us life and showing us kindness. Amen.
Energy independence (10/25/10)
In Congress, my military experience will influence my decisions. After flying the B-52 and U-2 during the Cold War, I deployed to the Middle East in AWACS to enforce the no-fly zone over Iraq. From overhead we could see the devastation of Kuwait when Saddam Hussein set the oil wells on fire...
Sowers is a patriot (10/25/10)
Jo Ann Emerson is a nice woman, but she's had 14 years in office. While I trust she had good intentions, she's made too many bad votes, taken too much money from special interests and given too many favors to big business. Her continued denial of lost jobs, her vote for 12 trade deals that have caused our jobs to be outsourced and her vote for the bailout are just symptoms of the greater problem. ...
Emerson, the right choice (10/25/10)
In my opinion, it's not hard to understand why our economy is still struggling with the uncertainty small-business owners, like myself, are facing with the Obama administration. Why would small-business owners take the risk of expanding their business when the liberals in Congress threaten to punish any success we have with higher taxes, tougher and ridiculous regulations (like cap-and-trade) and the disaster that is now the health care law?...
Emerson and agriculture (10/25/10)
Jo Ann Emerson said the other day that rural America is under attack by Obama, Pelosi and their liberal allies. She's right. The Pelosi-Reid Congress has quadrupled our deficit, destroyed our health care system and implemented regulations that will destroy our agricultural industry...
Sowers will fight for jobs (10/25/10)
Jo Ann Emerson has tried telling us the bank bailouts she voted for are good for Southeast Missouri, but nothing could be further from the truth. The TARP bill rewarded bankers for irresponsible behavior and left us with the check. Now the big banks have taken our money and moved on. ...
Trick or Treat or biscuit !! (10/25/10)
My two Sons and Maggie May taken in 1995 at Submarine base Groton Ct.
Meehan - Lewis Wedding (10/25/10)
Married 9-26-2009 at Botanical Gardens at St. Louis Missouri.
Annabelle (10/25/10)
She loves being pretty and posing for the camera.
Fancy is always comfortable in her carrying pack. (10/25/10)
Her name is Fancy and she is 9 years old. This is her little comfort zone. She loves going places! And yes she is spoiled rotten!
AUTUMN ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (10/25/10)
AUTUMN ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER,was taken at the the Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson Mo.,at the overlook.
Bees in October (10/25/10)
I was surprised to see a bee still pollinating flowers this time of the year.
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