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Stories from Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scott County fire crews extinguish blaze at Havco Wood Products (10/26/10)
Havco Wood Products, LLC in Scott City began a clean-up operation Tuesday afternoon, shortly after a silo fire was extinguished by Scott County fire departments. Scott City and several other departments responded to the fire before the sun came up Tuesday after smoke was reported coming from one of the company's silos...
Cape Girardeau officials partner with developer on property at Broadway and Sprigg (10/26/10)
Cape Girardeau officials are entering into a contract with a private developer to use $400,000 in state grant funds to rehab a historic building on Broadway for commercial use. The city will allow developer Kenny Pincksten to use $386,000 -- which is minus the $14,000 for grant administration -- for a total $1 million rehabilitation project for the two buildings at 635 and 637 Broadway. The buildings sit on the southeast corner of Broadway and Sprigg Street...
Casino town mayors to speak at forum tonight in Cape Girardeau (10/26/10)
The mayors of four casino towns will speak at a forum tonight in Cape Girardeau to answer questions about their experiences. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Glenn Auditorium at Southeast Missouri State University's Dempster Hall. The mayors from the Missouri towns of Boonville, Maryland Heights and St. Charles will join the mayor of Alton, Ill., to answer questions from the public for one hour, Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger said...
Kinder endorses real estate tax ballot measure (10/26/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's lieutenant governor is supporting a ballot measure to ban real estate transfer taxes. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says the proposal is needed to prevent possible tax increases. The question on the Nov. 2 ballot would amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit real estate transfer taxes, which typically are charged like sales taxes based on the price of the property...
Illinois man accused of Cape Girardeau murder will be tried in Cape County (10/26/10)
The case against a Bellwood, Ill., man accused of shooting and killing Matthew "Woody" Ervin in Cape Girardeau June 26 will remain in Cape Girardeau County, Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis decided Monday. While he denied a motion to move Thomas D. Evans's case outside the county, Lewis agreed to have 12 jurors and one alternate juror brought in from Butler County. Attorneys in the case will choose the jurors in Butler County at a later date...
New trial date set in Jetton's assault case (10/26/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- New Madrid County Circuit Court Judge Fred W. Copeland has put former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton's trial back on his docket.
Cape readies to pick up leaves, recycle electronics with expanded programs (10/26/10)
Leaves and electronic clutter -- think old TVs and computer monitors -- should be easier to get rid of, thanks to two Cape Girardeau collection programs that are set to be expanded next month, city officials said Monday. The city's fall leaf program has been expanded to about six weeks instead of four and the schedule has been adjusted to improve timing for residents and collection workers, said Public Works director Tim Gramling. ...
Cape fire crews evacuate River Campus (10/26/10)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department announced just after 5:30 p.m. Monday that it was evacuating the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus because of a smell of gas.
Jury finds man guilty in 2005 robbery (10/26/10)
A more than 5-year-old Cape Girardeau robbery case came to a close Thursday when a jury found Ronald D. Heyl guilty of robbing a local business, where an employee was held at knifepoint and forced to hand over more than $1,000 in cash. Attorneys argued the robbery case at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson. The jury returned their verdict to the court in 40 minutes...
Vote on Jackson sales tax may affect insurance rates for homeowners, businesses (10/26/10)
In next week's election, Jackson voters will be asked to consider a quarter-cent sales tax to fund operations at the city's current and proposed fire station. While city officials and fire department personnel have said the city's growth in recent years has strained the department, insurance rates for property owners across the city could increase if an additional fire station is not built...
Area doctor charged with sexually abusing patients (10/26/10)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A Malden doctor, who formerly practiced in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Doniphan, Mo., is free on bond after being arrested Friday on charges he inappropriately touched two female patients. Dr. Martin McDonald, 52, was charged with two Class C felonies of sexual abuse by Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Sokoloff. He is accused of providing what authorities described as unrequested breast exams...
NPR's Kasell recounts 'big stories' that broke while he was on air (10/26/10)
Bringing news to dedicated public radio listeners at 5 a.m. for 30 years was never difficult, National Public Radio veteran broadcaster Carl Kasell told a nearly full Glenn Auditorium Monday at the Southeast Missouri State University campus. The "big stories" often happened on his watch, Kasell said, who hosted NPR's "Morning Edition" from 1979 to 2009. Kasell is still an ambassador for NPR, traveling the country and visiting member stations...
Burn ban issued for Cape Girardeau County (10/26/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has issued a restricted burn order until further notice.
Officials to break ground on new Scott City road connection Friday (10/26/10)
Scott City residents will have a second access to Interstate 55 now that work has started on a new outer road across Ramsey Creek, from Main Street to Route AB.
Highway 91 to close for bridge work (10/26/10)
Highway 91 from Route T to Highway 51 in Bollinger County will be closed while contractor crews replace the bridge railing on both sides of the bridge over Dry Creek. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 8 and will be completed Nov. 29. Detour routes will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Sowers outraises Emerson by 12-1 margin (10/26/10)
Tommy Sowers outraised U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson by a 12-to-1 margin from Oct. 1 to 13, according to the last campaign funding reports required before the Nov. 2 election. Sowers, the Democratic challenger, raised $57,773, while Emerson, the 14-year Republican incumbent, raised $4,878. ...
Trial set for last defendant in SEMO assault (10/26/10)
The fifth and final defendant in the assault of a Southeast Missouri State University junior pleaded not guilty recently at a hearing at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse, where Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis set the case for trial.
Father shoots son during weekend fight (10/26/10)
CAMPBELL, Mo. -- The investigation into an altercation in which a father is accused of shooting his son Sunday afternoon was expected to be turned over to the Dunklin County prosecuting attorney today. According to a statement released by Campbell Police Chief Weldon Wallace, a father allegedly shot his 28-year-old son after getting into a fight shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday...
Prop A would 'close the door' on earnings tax (10/26/10)
Proposition A doesn't just affect St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. If approved, it would prohibit any new earnings taxes across Missouri in addition to requiring a vote in Kansas City and St. Louis in April to determine if earnings taxes already in existence there should be continued...
Scout awarded for saving boy from pool (10/26/10)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- An 8-year-old Boy Scout is being honored for saving a toddler from drowning in a suburban St. Louis YMCA swimming pool. The four-year Scout, Connor Doherty of St. Charles, said he's proud of the rescue last November and the Boy Scouts of America "Medal of Merit" he got for it. The award signifies his bravery and quick thinking...
As bedbugs creep out NYC, tourists stay away (10/26/10)
NEW YORK -- New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln Center, causing anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the holiday season...
Obama assails GOP on final campaign push (10/26/10)
WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- President Barack Obama attacked Republicans on Monday as he plunged into a final week of midterm election campaigning, but his party's prognosis remained darkened by the economy and his itinerary was designed largely to minimize losses...
Official: Cholera outbreak stabilizing in Haiti (10/26/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 250 people in rural Haiti is stabilizing, health officials said Monday, as aid groups and the government race to prevent it from spreading to the capital's squalid camps of earthquake survivors...
Strikes costing France up to $557M per day (10/26/10)
PARIS -- France's massive strikes are costing the national economy up to $557 million each day, the French finance minister said Monday as workers continued to block trash incinerators to protest a plan to raise the retirement age to 62. Rotting piles of garbage -- now at nearly 9,000 tons -- are becoming a health hazard in the Mediterranean city of Marseille, which has been hit hard on land and at sea...
Zalma tames Meadow Heights in district volleyball semifinals (10/26/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- The Zalma volleyball team set up the match Lorie VanGennip and her teammates have been waiting for with their Class 1 District 3 semifinal win over Meadow Heights on Monday. The Bulldogs will play No. 1 seed and seven-time defending district champion Leopold tonight...
Leopold avoids tripping vs. Advance in district volleyball semifinals (10/26/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- The Leopold volleyball team played shockingly well in its opening-game win at the Class 1 District 3 tournament Monday night. Literally. "I thought Leopold played really well the first set," Advance coach Dana Below said. "I think we were shocked."...
Jackson advances to district volleyball semis (10/26/10)
The Indians will face Farmington for the right to play in the Class 4 District 1 championship tonight
High school roundup: St. Vincent makes quick work of Greenville in volleyball action (10/26/10)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Central overpowers Hillsboro in district volleyball (10/26/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Central Tigers looked in the early going like they might not allow a point in their Class 4 District 1 volleyball match against Hillsboro. The Tigers eventually did but had little trouble downing the Hawks 25-9, 25-16. The third-seeded Tigers will face No. 2 seed Poplar Bluff at 6:30 p.m. today in the second semifinal match at the Sikeston Fieldhouse...
Redhawks climb to No. 11 in football polls (10/26/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team continues to rise in the national rankings. Southeast jumped two spots, to No. 11, in both major Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) polls released Monday.
OVC shows Southeast basketball teams little respect (10/26/10)
Southeast Missouri State basketball teams are projected to post the same finishes in the Ohio Valley Conference that they ended with last year. The men were picked ninth in the 10-team league, while the women were selected last. The preseason polls, voted on by the conference's coaches and sports information directors, were announced Monday...
Missouri focuses on task ahead (10/26/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sleep was impossible for Gary Pinkel during whatever was left of the night after perhaps the biggest victory in Missouri history. Not because the euphoria refused to subside after the Tigers knocked off Oklahoma, No. 1 in the BCS and No. 3 in the poll. Unbeaten or not, he was already fretting about next week. Coaching even in bed, Pinkel began plotting strategy for Saturday's game at No. 14 Nebraska...
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame to honor Bolen (10/26/10)
Jess Bolen is humbled by and grateful for his latest honor. It was announced Monday that the longtime Plaza Tire Capahas manager has been selected for induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Bolen will be enshrined as part of the 2011 class Jan. 30 in Springfield, Mo...
Area digest 10/26/10 (10/26/10)
Aaron Collier used a 6-iron to ace hole No. 8 at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. The hole was playing 161 yards. Dan Rohrdanz, Shane Rhodes and Gary Vaught witnessed the shot. Rick Miller of Cape Girardeau carded his third career hole-in-one Saturday at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Rams' Jackson breaks finger, record (10/26/10)
The running back had surgery a day after becoming the team's all-time leading rusher
Breast cancer survivor stories: Lori Faire (10/26/10)
Lori Faire Age diagnosed: 37 Years battling breast cancer: It was two years before I got through everything, from date of diagnosis to finishing reconstruction Years surviving:?six The hardest part: "One of the biggest things was losing my hair and the chemo therapy. I didn't get sick, I just felt like I was in a fog all the time. Nothing tasted right."...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month events (10/26/10)
Pink Moon Run & Walk Southeast Missouri Hospital will hold a fundraising 5K with the not-for-profit organization A Sister's Hope. The run will raise money for breast cancer research at Northwestern University. A Sister's Hope offers breast cancer survivors a retreat to work through and talk about their experience. The path begins and ends at the Jackson bandshell. The walk starts at 5:30 p.m., run at 6:30, Oct. 30. Call 332-1587 for more information or to register...
Halloween treats that aren't a nutritional horror (10/26/10)
A good scare on Halloween is fine, unless it's from reading the nutrition label on one of your kid's treats (or one of your own, for that matter). But there are plenty of culinary tricks when it comes to making your own healthful Halloween treats, especially when it comes to cookies...
Luella Musso (10/26/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Luella F. Wibbenmeyer Musso, 92, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Independence Care Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Family Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood, Mo. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Friday...
Steven Mowery (10/26/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Steven Ray Mowery, 58, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Tim Heinecke officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Dongola, Ill...
Betty Hency (10/26/10)
Betty L. Hency, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Amanda Smith (10/26/10)
ANNA, Ill. — Amanda Shane Smith, 32, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Funeral service was private at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Burial was in Anna Cemetery.
Robert Kirchner (10/26/10)
Robert John "Bob" Kirchner, 86, of Friedheim died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in St. Louis. He was born March 31, 1924, in Eddyville, Ky., son of Lawrence and Lena Bauer Kirchner. He and Ann Macke were married Sept. 17, 1949. She preceded him in death in 2007...
Viola Richelmann (10/26/10)
Viola Clara Richelmann, 100, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 18, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Otto and Alma Hemmann Goehring. Viola and Walter C. Richelmann were married June 1, 1935, in St. Louis. He passed away Nov. 5, 1987...
Doris Collins (10/26/10)
Doris J. Collins, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sunday, May 31, 1936, in Sikeston, Mo., to Ernest "Buddy" and Laura Turley Springs. She and George Collins were married May 7, 1954, at Bloomfield, Mo...
Hattie Bohnert (10/26/10)
Hattie Louise Bohnert, 90, formerly of Oak Ridge and Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau. She maintained residences in Cape Girardeau and Oak Ridge since 1989. She was born Oct. 17, 1920, to Henry G. and Martha Schubert Grass in Friedheim. She and Rudolph G. Bohnert were married in 1944 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He died in 1989...
Pauline Pixley (10/26/10)
Pauline Pixley, 75, of Delta passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Knoxville, Ark., daughter of Pierce B. and Muriel Carter Burton. Pauline and Rudy Dawn Ferrell were married July 29, 1958. To this union a daughter was born, Janet Marie. Rudy preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1961. Pauline later married Virgil Elvin Pixley July 7, 1963. He preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1993...
Richard Goodman (10/26/10)
Richard W. Goodman, 69, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 17, 1940, to John L. and Mildred Fisher Goodman. He married Fay Marler June 30, 1969. In Richard's younger days he loved to fish and hunt and was the best cook around. He loved to watch the snow fall and take long drives. He was a roofer in younger years...
Sarah Rice (10/26/10)
Sarah Alice Rice, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born April 15, 1917, in Oakland, Ill., to Joseph Marion and Dora Estella Benoit Swinford. She and Charles R. Rice were married June 23, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo. He died in 1977...
Nadine Purdue (10/26/10)
Mary Nadine Snipes Purdue, 93, of DeLand, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, in DeLand. She was born March 22, 1917, in Chickasha, Okla. Nadine was first married to Joseph R. Koontz and later to Gerald R. Purdue, both preceding her in death. Two brothers, J.E. and E.E. Snipes, and two sisters, Justine and Pauline Snipes, also preceded her in death...
Calvin Hoffman Sr. (10/26/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Calvin J. Hoffman Sr., 58, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Dec. 23, 1951, in Perry County, son of Eli and Rosella Balsman Hoffman. Calvin was a truck driver with Buchheit's 20 years. He was of the Catholic faith...
Samuel Mauldin (10/26/10)
Samuel Ellis Mauldin, 71, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Mississippi County, Ark., son of Ellis Glen and Zera Lee Harmon Mauldin. Survivors include a son, Kevin (Renia) Mauldin of Malden; a daughter, Shawna (Donnie) Glueck of Gordonville; three grandchildren, Jo Wick of Shawnee Mission, Kan., Kyle Mauldin and Audrey Mauldin of Malden; two great-grandchildren, Madalyn Edmonds and Alexander Wick; three sisters, Glenda Mays of Springfield, Mo., Ruthie Smith of Cape Girardeau and Ann Messer of Bernie, Mo.. ...
Edna Smith (10/26/10)
Edna M. Smith, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Saturday, Dec. 20, 1919, in Lutesville, Mo., to Roy Lee and Christina Mansker Lincoln. She and Fletcher Smith were married Feb. 17, 1940, in Cape Girardeau...
Delta Elementary School (10/26/10)
Kindergarten: Sierra Berry, Lacey Blattel, Aubrea Cooper, Casey Crowden, Teriana Crowden, Allie Hampton, Georgia Hanselman, Gwyneth Ikerman, Charity Jenkins, Austin Keys, Gavin Lesch, Gunner Lesch, Alicen Rhodes, Carter Scherer, Abigail Stidham, Alex Walters, Kaylee Williams...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/26/10 (10/26/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/26/10 (10/26/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Out of the past 10/26/10 (10/26/10)
What was to have been a celebration culminating 11 years of work devoted to an aviation hobby ends in tragedy; a small, rear-prop aircraft built by Dr. John T. Crowe crashes onto the shoulder of northbound Interstate 55, three-quarters of a mile north of Scott City in the morning, minutes after it becomes airborne for the first time; the test pilot flying the plane, James L. Daniel of Tulsa, Okla., is killed in the crash...
U.S. deficits (10/26/10)
Here's a look at the disastrous U.S. spending over the past three years. These figures represent the money already spent or will be spent. All of the deficit spending is funded with borrowed money. The three-year total federal deficit equals $4.4 trillion. ...
Ballot initiatives (10/26/10)
Next Tuesday, Missouri voters will be asked to vote on several ballot initiatives. The following is a brief description of the initiatives and the Southeast Missourian editorial board's position on them. We encourage all readers to read the full length explanation of each of these ballot issues. A detailed explanation of each issue can be found on the Missouri secretary of state's website, www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2010ballot...
Speak Out 10/26/10 (10/26/10)
THE city of Cape Girardeau is not the place for chickens. I have enough trouble with barking dogs and people who allow their pets to use my property for a toilet. I can imagine the noise and the smell coming from a chicken coop, and I guarantee most people won't be very good at cleaning the coup. Next it will be cows for fresh milk...
Prayer 10/26/10 (10/26/10)
Lord Jesus, help us to be good stewards of all that you have so freely given to us. Amen.
Casino: Money for Nothing. And, Your Kicks for Free? (10/26/10)
Next Tuesday, we'll be voting on the prospect of allowing a Casino to operate in Downtown Cape Girardeau. The Casino subject is pretty near to top of the list in casual conversation around town, and for good reason.
Outdoor Adventure for the Developmentally Disabled (10/26/10)
Experiencing nature up close and personal was the goal of recent camping trips taken by two groups of young men with developmental disabilities. Each group enjoyed an outdoor adventure at Wappapello Lake State Park. The trips were part of the new Outdoor Adventures Program sponsored by the Association for persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Inc. (AID), in conjunction with VIP Industries...
Robin Carnahan Continues "The Bull Stops Here" (10/26/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan continues her "The Bull Stops Here" Tour after three action-packed days meeting with middle-class families, small businesses, sports fans and community leaders. Already, Robin has brought her commonsense approach to getting our economy back on track and getting Missourians back to work in Wentzville, Columbia, Warrensburg, Kansas City, Liberty, Lexington, Excelsior Springs, and Independence...
Maple UMC Fall Festival / Chili and Soup Supper (10/26/10)
A Chili and Soup Supper with homebaked desserts, hot dogs and drinks, will be held at Maple United Methodist Church, on Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for the Chili and Soup Supper will be available at the door. A Fall Festival will also be held for children with games, trunk or treats and a bouncy house set up from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m...
Sport Management 5K Fund Run (10/26/10)
Cape Girardeau, MO- On October 23, 2010 the Southeast Missouri State University Sports Management Program hosted their 6th annual "Sports Management 5K Fund Run". This run is put on by the Sporting Event Management class to raise money for an endowed Scholarship for a student graduating from the Sports Management Program...
Fall at Trail of Tears (10/26/10)
Taken at Trail of Tears overlooking the valleys at Trail of Tears State Park
Halloween Decor (10/26/10)
thombstones read: 1. Here lies Britt L. Bones 2. Mrs. cold as usual...Mr. stiff at last 3. RIP Mary Jayne...stoned to dealth 4. Here lies an anthest, John Doe, all dressed up and no place to go! also includes pumpkins, mums, and organge lights around railing...
Cape LaCroix Recreational Trail Addition (10/26/10)
When this last stretch is paved, the northern addition of the Cape LaCroix Recreational Trail will be finished. Workers said it should be done in about two weeks, Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise (take that literally). For a sneak peek of what the trail looks like, go to...
my grandson the clown (10/26/10)
grandson going to a halloween party Oct 2010
Fall Fun (10/26/10)
My husband taking a walk with our grandson, Matthew, on the train tracks at Cannon Farm in Chaffee.
Cute and I know it! (10/26/10)
They cannot resist me when I go somewhere!!
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