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Southeast Missouri State University almost halfway to cutting $20 million (11/07/10)
It has not come without pain, and there promises to be more hurt ahead, but Southeast Missouri State University has identified nearly half of the cuts in its drive to slice $20 million out of the university's operating budget over the next five years...
Cape man honored for helping driver (11/07/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Good Samaritans still exist. And their efforts are still appreciated. The Missouri State Highway Patrol presented Randy R. Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau with a certificate of appreciation Thursday recognizing his efforts to aid a driver in distress. The certificate was presented by George Ridens, captain of Troop E...
More than 3,000 tickets sold for 'Mickey's Rockin' Road Show' (11/07/10)
A large audence gathered at the Show Me Center on Friday evening for 'Mickey's Rockin Road Show.' In all, 3,302 tickets were sold for the Disney Live event. "Disney keeps everyone a kid at heart," area resident Charla Watson said. "Seeing the sparkle in the children's eyes is what makes this show worth it."...
Theater group travels down Mississippi with environmental message (11/07/10)
Members of the Unseen Ghost Brigade are sharing their talents and an environmental message as they travel down the Mississippi River. Wearing handmade costumes in front of a patchwork quilt backdrop, they used music and humor as they acted out stories loosely based on historical river characters, including Mark Twain. About 100 people came Saturday afternoon to watch the free performance on the Common Pleas Courthouse lawn...
Bands pay tribute to rock legends at Arena Building (11/07/10)
The Arena Building in Cape Girardeau played host to a trio of tribute bands Saturday night. All hailing from San Antonio, the bands were Vic Vaga, a tribute to Rod Stewart, Dirty Deeds, a tribute to AC/DC, and KISSiT, a tribute to Kiss. When the doors opened at 6 p.m., there was already a line of fans ready to hear a variety of favorites. By the time Vic Vaga took the stage, the floor seats were nearly filled...
County residents speak out against Cape Girardeau's peripheral zoning request (11/07/10)
Richard Bess doesn't live in Cape Girardeau, but he's close. From his yard, situated along Benton Hill Road less than a mile from the city's limits, Bess can see Saint Francis Medical Center. He can spot West Park Mall and several of the restaurants along Route K. If he squints, he can even see the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge towering in the distance...
714 attend 'Catechism' class at River Campus (11/07/10)
The audience attending Friday evening's performance of "Late Night Catechism" learned quickly the first rule of Sister's catechism class. Be on time. With the ushers at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus serving as accomplices, those entering the theater after the start time were directed to the stage to explain to Sister and the audience of 714 just why they were late. ...
Time to fall back (11/07/10)
Daylight saving time ended at 2 a.m. today. If you haven't already, turn your clocks back one hour. Daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. The dates were established by Congress in 2005. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use daylight saving time. Indiana adopted its use beginning in 2006...
Science and technology advocate speaks at Cape Girardeau First Friday Coffee (11/07/10)
Cynthia Kramer of St. Louis credits a clinical trial with saving her life and inspiring her to raise awareness of the importance of science and technology innovations. Kramer, who founded SCOPE, Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration, spoke to business leaders at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center...
MoDOT to work on Emerson Bridge, repair Route E in Bollinger County (11/07/10)
The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. MoDOT will also reduce Route E in Bollinger County to one lane while crews perform pavement repairs...
Southeast Missouri agriculture facility gets large state grant for startup costs (11/07/10)
GRAYRIDGE, Mo. -- A planned Stoddard County agriculture facility is among 10 operations in the state to be awarded project funding to assist them in converting their agriculture commodities and by-products into more valuable end products. Stoddard County Oilseed Crushing in Grayridge has been awarded $159,500 for a business plan, financials, facility design and prospectus development and distribution for a biodiesel crush facility...
Benton, Chaffee apply for large sidewalk improvement grants (11/07/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two Scott County towns have applied for more than half a million dollars in grant funding through the Missouri Department of Transportation, aimed to improve their sidewalks. During Thursday's Scott County Commission meeting, County Developer Joel Evans reported that submissions on behalf of Benton and Chaffee are complete...
Club news 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
The Town & Country FCE Club held their international dinner on Nigeria on Oct. 14 at the home of Sue Jones. Linda Thompson, Mary Klaproth and Jones were on the planning committee. Jones made program books for the attendees, which included some history, maps, and recipes of Nigeria...
Mo. man faces challenge of growing large banana plants (11/07/10)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- As the fall season brings cool weather and the first freeze, most of us have little to do in the garden other than raking leaves and cleaning up the gardening tools for winter storage. But for Brian Rosenthal of St. Joseph, it means digging up his 14-, 16- and 17-foot banana plants, wrapping them up with a plastic sheet and dragging them to the basement...
Actress Jill Clayburgh dead at 66 (11/07/10)
Jill Clayburgh, the sophisticated Hollywood and Broadway actress known for portrayals of empowered women in a career spanning five decades, highlighted by her Oscar-nominated role of a divorcee exploring life after marriage in the 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman," has died. She was 66...
U.S. warned of bomb plot weeks ago (11/07/10)
WASHINGTON -- Western officials are crediting a Saudi intelligence tip they received in early October, nearly three weeks before terrorists in Yemen managed to smuggle mail bombs onto airplanes, with heading off what could have been a series of catastrophic explosions aboard jetliners...
Black Americans still struggle with high rate of unwed mothers (11/07/10)
HOUSTON -- One recent day at Dr. Natalie Carroll's OB-GYN practice, inside a low-income apartment complex tucked between a gas station and a freeway, 12 pregnant black women come for consultations. Some bring their children or their mothers. Only one brings a husband...
Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of U.S. jobs (11/07/10)
MUMBAI, India -- Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next job-creating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheap-labor rival that outsources opportunity from the United States. Fresh off a political trouncing at home, Obama was determined to show tangible, economic results on his long Asia trip. ...
Giant Jesus statue completed in Poland (11/07/10)
SWIEBODZIN, Poland -- A gigantic statue of Jesus that Poles claim is the world's largest rose above a small town Saturday, as the dream of a local priest finally came to pass. The white statue with outstretched arms and golden crown rising above the western Polish plains in Swiebodzin provides competition to Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer...
Nazi war criminal dead at age 86 (11/07/10)
ROME -- Michael Seifert, a former Nazi SS prison guard known as "the beast of Bolzano" for his cruelty, died Saturday in an Italian hospital at age 86, officials said. The Ukrainian-born Seifert was serving a life sentence at the Santa Maria Capua Vetere prison in southern Italy. He died in the nearby Caserta hospital, according to officials at the hospital and at the prison...
Elam, Bolen grab top-10 finishes to pace Oak Ridge's girls cross country team (11/07/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One year after the Oak Ridge boys team captured second place in Class 1, the Oak Ridge girls enjoyed a strong showing Saturday. Freshman McKenzie Elam finished fourth with a time of 21 minutes, 12.86 seconds, and sophomore Carlie Bolen captured ninth place (21:48.38). The pair helped power Oak Ridge to a sixth-place team finish...
Notre Dame leaves volleyball final four with better feeling (11/07/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Notre Dame setter Ashley Humphrey found out that she and her teammates would be facing Logan-Rogersville for a second consecutive year in the Class 3 third-place match, she knew what she wanted to leave Kansas City and the final four with...
Notre Dame's offense struggles in pool play at state volleyball tourney (11/07/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Notre Dame volleyball team's second consecutive trip to the Class 3 final four didn't get off to a winning start Friday, but it was an optimistic one. The Bulldogs hung with O'Hara, which eventually won a fourth consecutive state title Saturday, before dropping the first game of pool play 25-19...
Notre Dame volleyball team falls just short of third at state tourney (11/07/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kate Edwards shouted from her middle position, shouted for the ball and the set she wanted with her team holding a slim lead in the third and deciding game of the Class 3 third-place game. She got it -- a quick, short set just above the net -- and she killed it, just as she often did for Notre Dame in the match...
Scott City's Shemonia settles for second at state cross country meet (11/07/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Scott City junior Brandon Shemonia came up just a little short for the second year in a row. Shemonia took second place in the Class 2 state cross country meet Saturday at Oak Hill Golf Center, finishing with a time of 16 minutes, 17.40 seconds, 10 seconds behind first-place finisher senior Drew Keefer from Kansas City St. Pius...
Jackson cross country pair grabs perfect addition to dance outfits (11/07/10)
Dickerson and Parry both earned all-state recognition
ND girls cross country team wins second place (11/07/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On the back of the purple Notre Dame cross country team shirts is a simple message, written in white. "We > Me." It's a mantra the team has embraced and one that seemed appropriate at Saturday's Class 3 state cross country meet at Oak Hill Golf Center...
Southeast football team captures at least a share of OVC crown (11/07/10)
Overlook Southwest Baptist before the big Ohio Valley Conference showdown? Not a chance. Southeast Missouri State cleared yet another hurdle during this historic season, posting their ninth straight win by disposing of the Division II Bearcats 40-14 in front of an announced Senior Day crowd of 5,513 at Houck Stadium...
Senior Harris rewrites Southeast football record book (11/07/10)
Southeast Missouri State tailback Henry Harris is putting together a remarkable season. It got even better Saturday as he celebrated Senior Day by breaking three school records and tying two more during the Redhawks' ninth straight win, 40-14 over Division II Southwest Baptist...
Powell steals show in Southeast men's basketball exhibition opener (11/07/10)
It was the Leon Powell show at the Show Me Center on Saturday night. None of Powell's statistics will count, but Southeast Missouri State basketball fans hope what the junior forward did is a sign of things to come. Powell, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, poured in 36 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Redhawks opened their two-game exhibition schedule by beating Ouachita Baptist 80-71...
Southeast roundup: Redhawks trip in OVC tourney semis (11/07/10)
All the news from the weekend in the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics
Advance's Miles leads division at golf tourney (11/07/10)
Carson Miles shot a 107 on Saturday to lead the boys 10- and 11-year olds division at the Plantation Junior golf tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. Advance's Spence Lorch sits sixth in the boys 12- and 13-year olds division after shooting a 153. Cape Girardeau's Gunnar Knudtson shot an 82 to sit in sixth place in the boys 16- to 19-year olds division, while Corey Connell of Cape Girardeau carded an 83, good enough for seventh in the division...
Pet of the week (11/07/10)
Pet name: Mena, left, and one of her puppies Owner: Karen S. Belcher Favorite activity: Relaxing outside. ...
Adopt Iris (11/07/10)
Iris is a sweet, young tortoiseshell cat who is about 1 year old. She would be a wonderful addition to any home. Iris has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Mister (11/07/10)
Mister is a 1-year-old tabby cat who loves nothing more than to be petted and rubbed. He is laid-back and great with children. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Fear can distract us when we haven't identified our goal (11/07/10)
In my church we have, appropriate to the Halloween season, been examining the issue of fear through the lens of 2 Timothy. We have been cross-examining the Scriptures as they speak to fear, loneliness, failing and death. Jesus clearly understood the controlling grasp that fear can have...
Deed of the week: Delta News-Citizen donates to ICARE (11/07/10)
In honor of breast cancer awareness month the Delta News-Citizen placed a pink newsrack outside its offices. The donated all the proceeds from the rack to ICARE, which stands for Individual Cancer Assistance Relief?Effort. ICARE is a program that provides direct assistance to local cancer patients with financial needs, and "fills a gap left open by other cancer support organizations," according to a program brochure. ...
FYI (11/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will offer a yoga class for participants beginning from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Osage Community Centre. The class will be in the aerobics room. Prices are $3.50 per day or $36 for a 12-session punch card. ...
McDonald's on William Street helps raise funds for Boys and Girls Club (11/07/10)
Recently the McDonald's on Williams Street in Cape Girardeau teamed up with The Boys and Girls Club in Cape Girardeau for a fundraising night in which 25 percent of all sales between 4 and 8 p.m. were donated to the club. The Boys and Girls Club will use the proceeds to provide healthy snacks for students who take part in its after-school programs. ...
Former Cape Girardeau resident promoted to lieutenant colonel (11/07/10)
Former Cape Girardeau resident Maj. Jon T. Robinson has recently been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Robinson is stationed at the Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., where he works as the chief force tracker operations for U.S. strategic command and as joint functional component command for Global Strike. He is married to Cary Ellen Nall and is the father of sons, Ian and Isaac. He is the son of Nancy Nussbaum Robinson of Cape Girardeau...
Things are not always as they seem (11/07/10)
We drove up one hill and then down another as we indulged in another road trip. I treat myself to lots of sightseeing on these excursions while my husband mans the steering wheel. The scenery was awesome, and I discovered a sliver of reality that I had never evaluated before. Regardless of how a unit appears, it first began as a part of a whole entity...
Oran High School graduate completes Air Force basic training (11/07/10)
Former Oran, Mo., resident Aaron M. Baker recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Baker completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. ...
Jackson native graduates from Air Force basic training (11/07/10)
Jackson resident Kyle R. Miller graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Miller completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Steven Miller of Jackson...
Reaching out: Mary Null created and runs Lighthouse Outreach Ministry (11/07/10)
Mary Null not only runs Lighthouse Outreach Ministry, she created it. With her ministries she reaches out to the abused and homeless in Southeast Missouri. Though Null created the program, she says she was not alone. "It was started by God through me," she said. Null travels around the country preaching at shelters and Living Word of Faith Fellowship churches and "just wherever I get a chance." She and some helpers with Lighthouse give food and clothing to those who need it...
Serving with honor (11/07/10)
One day a year, Americans take a moment to pause from their busy schedules and offer thanks and gratitude to the individuals who fought to defend the nation's freedom. Larry Koehler, member of the American Legion Post 158 Honor Guard in Jackson, said he believes showing appreciation is a necessary and small gesture Americans should always remember, not only on Nov. 11, but every day...
Booklet features prominent alumni (11/07/10)
A new brochure honoring distinguished Cape Girardeau Public Schools alumni is being distributed throughout the community. "Faces of Success" was produced by a 10-person steering committee composed of community members and district personnel. The publication profiles alumni who have brought pride to the school district through community service, professional growth, character, achievement and other factors...
Organ donor saves a life, starts a friendship between families (11/07/10)
Editor's note: This is the eighth in a series of articles from the Dexter Daily Statesman focusing on special needs of special children. By SCOTT KRUSE and NOREEN HYSLOP Dexter Daily Statesman In many ways it was a typical September St. Louis Cardinals home game. The Padres were in town, and Busch Stadium had that special feeling only found in the early fall. But very few in the stadium knew just how special this night was for two families in attendance...
A small but hearty fern (11/07/10)
There are thousands of kinds of ferns throughout the world, and some of them are difficult to identify. The broad beech fern is native to and common in forests of much of the eastern U.S. It is easy to identify. I found this one growing in a Scott County woods among fallen leaves. A much larger Christmas fern was growing nearby...
Bush to speak with Lauer, Winfrey, Leno, others about new memoir (11/07/10)
NEW YORK -- The world will soon be hearing a lot from former president George W. Bush. After relative silence since leaving office in 2009, Bush will be on the air throughout next week and beyond in promotion of his memoir, "Decision Points," which comes out Tuesday. ...
Michael Hayden (11/07/10)
Michael Hayden, 56, of Millersville died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home. Visitation will from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cape County Cowboy Church north of Jackson. A service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson...
James Prater (11/07/10)
McCLURE, Ill. — James L. "Jimbo" Prater, 60, of McClure died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Musgrave (11/07/10)
Charles E. Musgrave, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at noon Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau...
Gladys Jaco (11/07/10)
Gladys E. Jaco, 100, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born Jan. 18, 1910, at Burfordville, daughter of William and Mattie Francis Criddle Estes. She and Pearl Jaco were married July 5, 1930, in Perryville, Mo. He passed away July 3, 1996...
Charles Howard (11/07/10)
Charles Tom Howard, 65, of Nashville, Tenn., died Nov. 1, 2010. He was a graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo.; received his mechanical craftsman certification from Draughon's Junior College in Nashville, Tenn; completed CAD Drafting I and II at Nashville Tech; attained the highest rank available in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout; served his country in the armed forces as an Army Reservist from 1966 to 1970; recognized as a rifle sharpshooter and was released with an honorable discharge. ...
Juanita McNeely (11/07/10)
Juanita M. McNeely, 84, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 10, 1925, at Chaffee, Mo., to Clarence and Pauline Menz Heard. She and Franklin T. McNeely were married Jan. 21, 1942, at Cape Girardeau. He passed away Nov. 18, 2007...
Tony Hunt (11/07/10)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Tony Hunt, 82, of Zalma passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his daughter's residence in Glenallen, Mo. He was born March 1, 1928, at Biehle, Mo., son of August J. and Alice McCormick. He and Betty C. Choate were married Sept. 24, 1949, and she passed away in November 1981...
Births 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
Daughter to Jacob Fielding Higgins and Billie Jo Montgomery-Higgins of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:48 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Name, Layla Jewel Dee. Weight, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Third daughter. Mrs. Montgomery-Higgins is the daughter of Donna Montgomery and Dennis Gamblin of Portageville, Mo. She is employed at National Asset Recovery Services. Higgins is the son of Cherie Whitten of Matthews, Mo. He is employed at Celebrations...
May - Chamberlain (11/07/10)
Alice Katrina May and William Creighton Chamberlain were married Aug. 23, 2010, in New York City. The bride is the daughter of David G. and Katrina May of Darien, Conn. The groom is the son of Janet L. Chamberlain of Cape Girardeau, and the late William J. Chamberlain...
Rice - Quintero (11/07/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Perry Rice III of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Jo "Betsy" Rice, to Matthew John Quintero, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Louis Quintero of Quincy, Ill. Rice is a 1999 graduate of Chaffee High School. ...
Womack - Musgrave (11/07/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Angela Womack and James McRoy of Chaffee and John Womack of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Danielle Womack, to Eugene Alan Ray Musgrave. He is the son of Aleshia and Anthony Musgrave of Chaffee and Trella Kelly of Malden, Mo...
Shy - Merritt (11/07/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Raymond and Cathy LeGrand and Sammy Shy, all of Oran, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Lee Shy, to Clifton Orville Merritt, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Janice Merritt of Dagsboro, Del., and the late Demmy Merritt...
Weatherly - 60 Years (11/07/10)
Mr. and Mrs. James Weatherly of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with lunch Nov. 13, 2010, at Chaumette Winery in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Hosts will be their children and spouses. Weatherly and Joann Kennedy were married Nov. 9, 1950, at Campbell, Mo., by the Rev. Esco Malin...
Westrich - 60 Years (11/07/10)
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Westrich of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at a Mass Oct. 23, 2010, at St. Mary Cathedral. A dinner and reception followed at the Knights of Columbus Hall, hosted by their children...
Diebold - 50 Years (11/07/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Calvin G. and Evelyn Diebold of Kelso celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner Aug. 7, 2010, at Kelso City Hall. The event was hosted by their children. The couple was married Aug. 13, 1960, at St. Ambrose Church in Chaffee, Mo., by Monsignor William Stanton...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous Cape Girardeau County...
Jackson police/fire report 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday...
Out of the past 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
Downtown Cape Girardeau's Rivertown Center, a minimall at 5 N. Main St., which has been closed for several years, will reopen this weekend under the new ownership of Delores Luton. The Veterans of Foreign Wars post here, currently named for Cape Girardeau's first World War II casualty, Lloyd Dale Clippard, will be renamed to honor veterans of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts as well; the name will change to the Clippard-Wilson-Taylor Post, honoring Richard G. ...
School menus for Nov. 8-12 (11/07/10)
MONDAY--Corn dog or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears, vanilla wafers. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or turkey & cheese on bun, vegetable blend with cheese, french bread, pineapple...
Locks of Love (11/07/10)
Southeast Missourians are generous people and not only with their time and money. Several times a year there are stories about local individuals -- many times children -- who cut their hair and donate it to Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss...
When pigs fly (11/07/10)
I frequent the Jackson Hardees to check with my "advisers" about issues of varied importance. The subject of politics sometimes comes up. I remarked one day that I would rather have the people running for office explain the issues confronting us, explain where they stand and say what they would do, in detail, to rectify the situations facing our country instead of mudslinging and running down their opponents. ...
J.T., my friend (11/07/10)
John T. Seesing, my friend. I had many luncheons and discussed many issues with J.T. He was a great thinker, a philosopher and listener. His first rule of flying was, "If you think the weather is too bad to fly, it is." If you thought your fuel was too low, he said, "It is." Never fail to "pre-flight" check your plane... and your life. "When in doubt, check it out," was his motto...
Speak Out 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
Now that the election is over, we must find a way to cut spending and stop going deeper into debt. We need our representatives to make a plan for a balanced budget and then spend less than the government receives in taxes. Many thanks to those who supported the recent 24 hour swim relay fundraiser by the Gator Swim Team. ...
Prayer 11/7/10 (11/07/10)
O Lord, I will sing praises to you, for you have been good to me. Amen.
Houck Stadium and SEMO Campus from Air (11/07/10)
Houck Stadium and SEMO campus from the air on a perfect November day, with splashes of color from fall leaves, the green football field and red uniforms. Go to http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/fall-day-at-houck-stadium/ to compare today's scene with a similar aerial taken around 1966...
KISS IT ROCKS CAPE GIRARDEAU (11/07/10)
Georgia Gene of KISS IT performs during the Kiss, AC/DC and Rod Stewart Tribute Concert held at the Arena Building on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. The bands were brought to Cape Girardeau by Paul Farwig with Midwest Productions of St. Louis, MO...
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