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Stories from Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Extended dry spell speeds Missouri crop harvest (11/09/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The state's farmers concluded their harvest of corn, soybeans and sorghum more than a month ahead of schedule, according to the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service. "Row crop harvest and winter wheat plantings are all but complete as of this week in Missouri," said Gene Danekas, director of the National Agricultural Service's Missouri field office, upon the report's release. ...
Kentucky woman injured in Scott County accident (11/09/10)
An Arlington, Ky., woman suffered moderate injuries in a Scott County vehicle accident Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 1993 Dodge Caravan driven by Amy L. Williams, 30, ran off Highway 77, 2 miles north of Diehlstadt and struck a utility pole at 2:25 p.m...
Southeast presents poetic tragedy in 'Blood Wedding' (11/09/10)
Love can be tragic -- especially forbidden love. Often times, forbidden love leads to a tragedy that plays out the conflict between one's wishes and societal ideas and traditions. "Blood Wedding" premieres tonight, bringing such tragedy to the stage at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus...
Conservation agents: Mind purple paint marking boundaries when hunting deer (11/09/10)
The Missouri Department of Conservation has some advice for hunters looking to stay on good terms with the area's land owners -- keep your eyes peeled for purple paint. The paint, used on trees or fencing to mark the boundaries of a person's property during deer hunting season, is like a "no trespassing" sign in a court of law. The November portion of deer season begins Saturday and ends Nov. 24 -- 11 days when hunters can take their kill using a firearm...
Review: 'The Crazy Time' is time well spent (11/09/10)
If you go to the River City Player's production of "The Crazy Time," bring a lozenge for Joe Class. Class plays Miles Gladstone, the lead character in Sam Bobrick's comedy about a guy who left his wife for a trophy bride, only to be deserted himself and watch his daughter's marriage encounter the same type of turbulence...
Cape Girardeau County Commission approves conference for incoming recorder of deeds (11/09/10)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners approved a request for incoming Recorder of Deeds Scott R. Clark to attend the Missouri Association of Counties Annual Conference on Nov. 21 to 23. During the conference Clark will attend a four-hour breakout session for county recorders. Commissioners also approved the county holiday schedule for 2011...
Cape Girardeau woman develops discipline method for misbehaving children (11/09/10)
Theresa Lumos knows the devastation wrought by the "strong-willed" child. Lumos, a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist at Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center in Jackson, has seen families who have stopped going to church because of a misbehaving child. She said she has worked with a parent whose child was kicked out of seven day care centers and has seen grandparents give up on out-of-control grandchildren...
International students at Southeast boosting economy, making cultural difference in Cape Girardeau, officials say (11/09/10)
It makes no difference if it's Burma or the Bootheel, brothers and sisters are the same wherever you go. Wai Yan Lwin, a 22-year-old graduate student in his second semester of the master's of business administration program at Southeast Missouri State University, is experiencing the pros and cons of going to school with his sister, Hnin Oo Lwin. ...
Wholesale inventories and sales rise in September (11/09/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inventories held at the wholesale level rose for a ninth consecutive month in September while sales rose for a third month, encouraging signs that the economic expansion will continue. Wholesale inventories rose 1.5 percent in September, a much bigger gain than had been expected, after a 1.2 percent increase in August, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Sales at the wholesale level were up 0.4 percent in September after a 0.5 percent rise in August...
I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County reduced for construction (11/09/10)
BLOOMSDALE, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County at Bloomsdale will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as construction on the new weigh station continues. The contractor will be working on the monitoring poles along the edge of the roadway. ...
Route N in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane for pavement repairs (11/09/10)
Route N from County Road 254 to Highway 25 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews patch the pavement. Weather permitting, the work will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Fall turkey season 2nd-lowest ever in Missouri (11/09/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation said 5,928 wild turkeys were killed during the fall firearms season in October. That's the second-lowest number in the fall season's 33-year history. The Conservation Department says the fall turkey kill peaked in 1987 at more than 28,000 birds. After that, the number of fall-season hunters declined from a high of about 50,000 to 13,736 this year...
St. Louis judge: Teen suspect may be tried as adult (11/09/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis judge has certified a 16-year-old boy to stand trial as an adult in the shooting death of a high school football player. The teenager is accused of gunning down 17-year-old Rahmel McNeil on Sept. 24 as he was walking away from a fight with several other youths. Prosecution as an adult means the suspect could face life in prison without parole...
State corrects record on 1923 lynching (11/09/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Hundreds looked on as an angry mob dragged a black University of Missouri janitor from his jail cell in April 1923, publicly lynching him before he could stand trial on charges of raping a white professor's 14-year-old daughter...
Georgia brawlers beat stranger to death (11/09/10)
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- It began with a brawl outside a house party. A woman hit a man, and the man refused to strike back, saying he wouldn't hit a girl. Instead, he vowed to attack the next male who walked by, even if that person was a random stranger...
Radical cleric calls for killing Americans (11/09/10)
CAIRO -- A U.S.-born radical cleric who belongs to the al-Qaida offshoot behind the cargo bomb plot on the United States told Muslims they are free to kill American "devils" at will in a video posted on extremist websites Monday. Anwar al-Awlaki's vitriolic sermons have inspired several attacks against the United States, and Yemeni officials say he may have given his blessing to the mail bomb plot even if he did not take an active part in it. ...
Israel moves ahead with new east Jerusalem housing (11/09/10)
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli government is moving ahead with plans to build nearly 1,300 apartments in disputed east Jerusalem, an official said Monday, drawing a harsh U.S. response just as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the U.S. for meetings with American leaders...
Central's magical season ends with second loss to Sikeston (11/09/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston's speed sucked the life out of Central's magical season. The Tigers earned a second shot at the Bulldogs, this time in the Class 4 playoffs. But Sikeston's superior quickness proved too deadly for the Tigers. Central suffered its second loss of the season to the Bulldogs on Monday, this time a 40-0 setback in a sectional playoff game...
Redhawks move up to No. 7 in FCS poll (11/09/10)
The streaking Southeast football team also was ranked No. 8 in the coaches poll
Redhawks complete exhibition schedule tonight (11/09/10)
Former Southeast assistant Sam Weaver brings his Henderson State team to town
Southeast women go 0-2 in exhibition play (11/09/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team is fortunate the exhibition season doesn't count on its record. Southeast was unimpressive during the two exhibition games, dropping both against NAIA opponents. At least the Redhawks were competitive during Thursday's five-point loss to Missouri Baptist...
Rams refreshed, tied for first (11/09/10)
Players returned from their bye week recharged for second half of the season
Contraception could be free under health care law (11/09/10)
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law. That could start a shift toward more reliable -- and expensive -- forms of birth control that are gaining acceptance in other developed countries...
Mary Hampson (11/09/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary L. Hampson, 80, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Lockhart officiating. Burial will be in Shepherd Hills Cemetery near Barnhart, Mo...
Mark Kelleher (11/09/10)
Mark Christopher Kelleher, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Southeast Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel.
Flora Wunderlich (11/09/10)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Flora L. Wunderlich, 85, of Altenburg died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Jan. 21, 1925, at Dresden, Mo., daughter of Theobald and Emilie Franke Petzoldt. She and August Wunderlich were married Nov. 16, 1947. He preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1984...
Larry White (11/09/10)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Larry White, 61, of Olive Branch, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Arkansas, to Eltee and Anna Bee Richardson White. Service will be private. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements...
Joseph Stewart (11/09/10)
GRASSY, Mo. -- Joseph Author Stewart, 84, of Grassy died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Cardwell, Mo., son of Joseph A. and Montie Wagner Stewart. He and Lula Bea Williams were married Aug. 28, 1947. Joseph sold equipment and installed service stations. ...
Richard Schultz (11/09/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Richard D. Schultz, 80, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Holiday Residential Care in Perryville. He was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Chicago. He and Wanda Louise Austin were married Nov. 30, 1963. She preceded him in death April 3, 2005...
Bobbie Pearce (11/09/10)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Bobbie Jean Pearce, 84, of East Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Anna, Ill., to Ted and Nona Tweedy Wilson. She and Clyde "Bud" Pearce Jr. were married March 11, 1944, in Blytheville, Ark. He died July 23, 1995...
Elmer Palsgrove Jr. (11/09/10)
Elmer Emerson Palsgrove Jr., 93, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Birds Point, Mo., to Elmer Emerson and Teresa O'Hare Palsgrove Sr. He and Isabelle Brooks were married Feb. 24, 1940, in St. Louis. She passed away July 15, 1996...
Gary Howdeshell (11/09/10)
Gary Wayne Howdeshell, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Southeast Hospital. He was born July 29, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to Owen K. and Ruby May Myers Howdeshell. Howdeshell was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He was an anesthesia tech at Southeast Hospital and Heartland Plastic Surgery. He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Esther Macke (11/09/10)
Esther E. Macke, 102, of Pocahontas passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born June 24, 1908, in Uniontown, Mo., daughter of Charles and Louisa Bergmann Rauh. She and Wiley Macke were married June 12, 1927. He passed away in September 1995...
Births 11/9/10 (11/09/10)
Son to Maceo Rashad and Rachael Dionne Henderson of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:14 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. Name, Myles Rashad. Weight, 4 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Mrs. Henderson is the former Rachael Hunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hunter III of Birmingham, Ala. She is an electrical engineer at Procter & Gamble. Henderson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dix of Evanston, Ill., and Walter Jose Henderson of Troy, Ala. He is a mechanical engineer with Unilever...
ORAN ELEMENTARY school (11/09/10)
Oran Elementary School 3rd grade: Kaitlyn Adams, Paige Bradley, Heather Gosche, Taylor Lowes, Michael Petersen, Tristin Schlosser, Jada Tyler, Lean Urhahn, Lyndsi Bryant, Ryan Friga, Bryant Hahn, Kenna Graviett, Tyson Loper, Kaiden Massey, Alexandria Miller, Landon Stanberry, Caden White...
Chaffee Elementary School (11/09/10)
Chaffee Elementary School 3rd grade: Grace Arnzen, Reece Felty, Nicole Graf, Tristyn Hanna, John Little, Natalie McMullin, Emilie Munoz, Arabella Puckett, Ashtyn Rains, Brett Reid, Braden Spies, Samantha Welter, Emily Wiseman. 4th grade: Kaleb Ballard, Makenzie Barger, Shana Burden, Cameron Eichhorn, Trenton Gramlisch, Alexis Hanback, Madeline Hendrix, Olivia Horrell, Collin Jackson, Douglas Lands, Lei Lei Luttrell, Zairee Luttrell, Julie Miller, Carlie Milz, Max Noble, Christian Obermann, Kari Pepple, Brooklyn Pobst, Sidney Schrum, Megan Smith, Joshua Statler, Trey Stevens, Kade Sullivan, Regan Swain, Bridgette Swinford, Landon Tenkhoff, Sydney Walker, Brianna Whitlock, Abbigal Weston, Bailey Wiseman, Breven Yarbro.. ...
Chaffee Junior & Senior High (11/09/10)
Chaffee Junior & Senior High School 7th grade: Shayna Ancell, Carleigh Burnett, Kiana Cannon, Katie Clover, Brandon Ivester, Ryan Jobe, Austin Knight, Morgan Rutherford, Shayna Seyer, Olivia Stevens, Julia Sutterfield, Jordan Wilburn. 8th grade: Kodi Ballard, Victoria Blue, Ryan Burton, Megan Chisum, Jessie Evans, Trenton Foeste, Shelby Lands, Wesley Lowery, Kaitlin McFerron, John Montgomery, Trevor Morehead, Nicholas Palmer, Molly Parker, Jacob Perkins, Lyndsey Statler, Stacy Stephens, Brody Swinford, Susan Weber, Chelsie Whitlow.. ...
St. Vincent De Paul School (11/09/10)
St. Vincent DePaul Parish School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Bailey Beussink, Julia Callow, Hayden Carrington, Hannah Dodson, Alex Dow, Philip Dumars, Zach Fehr, Alex Harold, Nash Lochmann, Tanner Logel, Dylan Lynch, Cole Knight, Zoe Koetting Sydney McClintock, Haley Morris, Braden Noel, Eli Oberle, Lily Parker, Carly Pujol, Ethan Spinner, Andrew West...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/9/10 (11/09/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Thefts Miscellaneous Southeast Missouri State University The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety reported the following items. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/9/10 (11/09/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Jackson police report 11/9/10 (11/09/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous * A domestic disturbance was reported in the 600 block of East Jefferson Street.
Out of the past 11/9/10 (11/09/10)
Although 1986 is a nonpresidential election year, the political spirit runs high among area Democrats attending the Cape Girardeau County Central Democratic Committee's annual Fall Festival here; much of the talk at the festival centers on efforts to unseat Republican U.S Rep. Bill Emerson next year...
Sales tax revenue (11/09/10)
While the national economy is still struggling, Cape Girardeau County is holding its own. Sales tax figures recently released show a slight increase from last year. The January through October period of this year saw a 2 percent increase for both the county and city of Cape Girardeau as compared to the same period in 2009. The city of Jackson saw a 0.3 percent increase...
Democracy at risk (11/09/10)
Discussions regarding the 2010 elections have almost universally missed the point. The vote was clearly no reflection of an informed understanding of critical issues facing the country. Throughout Obama's presidency, right-wing commentators and the Republican Party have been beating him, the Democratic Party and the country into submission. ...
Speak Out 11/9/10 (11/09/10)
WE place a lot of emphasis on looks with young children and models being thin. Meanwhile, we say it's OK to be a normal size and to be who you are. However, I'm wondering why the commercials have to dramatize the places that do plastic surgery? God made us the way we are, and we should be happy with the way we are...
Prayer 11/9/10 (11/09/10)
O Lord, thank you that we are blessed and highly favored by you. Amen.
Interfaith Efforts Help Feed the Hungry (11/09/10)
Five years ago, three women in Farmington, Missouri, sat down together with an idea. They were of different faiths, but all wanted to find a way to help hungry people in their community. From that humble beginning came the Help the Hungry Bake Sale, which in 2009 raised over $20 thousand to feed hungry people. The funds are divided equally between Farmington's two food pantries, Catholic and Protestant...
StoryThon at Discovery Playhouse (11/09/10)
The Department of Communication's Speaking Across the Curriculum Program and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will host a children's StoryThon on Sunday, November 14, 2010. The event is scheduled for 1:30--4:30 p.m. at the Discovery Playhouse in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Hands (11/09/10)
Hands! A basketball in my hands is worth about $19. A basketball in Michael Jordan's hands is worth about $33 million. It depends whose hands it's in. A baseball in my hands is worth about $6. A baseball in Roger Clemens' hands is worth $475 million...
Storm Clouds (11/09/10)
Took this shot a couple of weeks ago. The storm clouds were really unusual looking with the sun setting in the bottom of the pic.
Lake Killarney Fall colors (11/09/10)
Took this pic of Lake Killarney in the Arcadia Valley area during a recent roadtrip.
engagement photo (11/09/10)
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