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Purcell, other county officials may attend peripheral zoning meeting tonight (11/15/10)
At this morning's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting, Commissioner Jay Purcell said he planned on attending tonight's peripheral zoning informational meeting. Purcell is the district 2 commissioner and represents the city of Cape Girardeau. Purcell has stated he is against the city's request for peripheral zoning...
Department of Conservation releases names of spotlighting suspects (11/15/10)
The Missouri Department of Conservation has released the names of the three individuals arrested as a result of two night patrols for spotlighting last week. Joshua L. McKinley, 21, of Benton, Mo., and Brian P. Brock, 21, of Sikeston, Mo., were arrested in Scott County Thursday. Following the arrests, conservation agents said, the subjects admitted trying to locate and poach deer as well as taking a raccoon out of season...
Sunday evening accident seriously injures Jackson woman (11/15/10)
A Jackson woman received serious injuries following a Sunday evening accident on Interstate 55, seven miles north of Fruitland. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 2000 Honda driven by Secret M. Goforth, 18, was attempting to avoid another vehicle that failed to yield when she lost control and overturned in the median at 7:30 p.m...
Arkansas man injured in Bollinger County accident (11/15/10)
An accident on Highway 72 in Bollinger County Sunday sent an Arkansas man to the hospital with moderate injuries. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 2008 GMC truck driven by Matthew P. Scheerschmidt, 28, crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle before striking the guardrail and embankment at 2:30 p.m...
Working the Plan, part 2: Trying to raise the bar for teaching (11/15/10)
Lesa Hinton loves her job. She's a teacher. Sure, there are the frustrations, like what she and many other educators see as the unrealistic demands of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The soft-spoken Hinton fires up a touch when talking about the law's mandate that all U.S. students be proficient in math and communications arts by 2014...
Empty Bowls lunch at Cape Girardeau Salvation Army draws about 250 people (11/15/10)
The hand-crafted ceramic bowls given to diners Sunday at the fifth annual Empty Bowls Project banquet came in all colors and sizes. Some even shared an inspirational message. The word "hope," a small pink heart, a large cross and Scripture made up the designs on a few of the bowls picked first at the charity event held at the Salvation Army. Proceeds from tickets sold to the banquet, which featured six soups, are donated to the Salvation Army to help purchase food for community meals...
Developmentally disabled putting on 'A Christmas Carol' (11/15/10)
Patrick Andrews and Billy Guth have never acted, but both will star in an upcoming production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." They enjoy the attention they are receiving from their roles and argue who has the best role, Andrews as Fred, or Guth as the Ghost of Christmas Past. For Guth, the narration is the highlight of the play, while Andrews said the characters are what make it a classic...
Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney not in favor of prescriptions for pseudoephedrine (11/15/10)
If the Cape Girardeau City Council gives preliminary approval tonight to an ordinance that would require a prescription to get pseudoephedrine, it will do so without the support of one of the county's top law enforcement officials. "Personally, I don't like the idea," said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. "I hate to see this happening."...
Puxico owner finds wayward pet deer just before start of hunting season (11/15/10)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Bambi is home safe and sound. The 6-year-old fallow deer that escaped from his rural Puxico home was recaptured by his owner, Connie Caldwell, Thursday morning. The deer, which has been raised on the Caldwell farm since he was 6 months old, escaped from his confines in late October and has been spotted in the Stoddard County countryside several times over the past few weeks...
Stoddard County native on her way to national rodeo competition (11/15/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Erin Watts knows rodeo, and the rodeo circuit knows her. The 25-year-old Stoddard County native was recently named Miss Rodeo Missouri, and as a result will be on her way to Las Vegas at the end of this month to compete for the national title of Miss Rodeo America...
Missing Dexter family found in New Orleans (11/15/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A news release from the Dexter Police Department announced Friday that a fugitive from the Dexter area and his family have been located after 17 weeks. Chris, Ashli and Madison Rauscher were recently located in New Orleans...
Missouri State U. working to ban tobacco on campus (11/15/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri State University wants its campus to be completely free of tobacco by 2012, and its trying to help students, faculty and staff kick the habit before then. Smoking indoors at the Springfield campus has been prohibited for years. Since Aug. 15, outdoor smoking has been restricted to 26 designated zones throughout the campus. The plan is to remove those zones by 2012...
Holiday shopping battle starts to get pitched (11/15/10)
NEW YORK -- From free shipping offered by Wal-Mart to Sears stores open on Thanksgiving for the first time, the battle for holiday shoppers' dollars has begun in earnest. The early competition to break through shoppers' caution about spending promises savings for those willing to buy amid an economy that's still worrying many. It also promises convenience. Retailers are offering deals anytime, anywhere their customers want, through websites, smart phones and Facebook...
Hobbled Dems, eager GOP back for lame-duck session (11/15/10)
WASHINGTON -- Seven weeks ahead of the GOP House takeover, Democrats and invigorated Republicans return today to a tax dispute and a lengthy to-do list for a postelection session of Congress unlikely to achieve any landmark legislation. With change clearly in the air, more than 100 mainly Republican freshmen arrive on Capitol Hill to be schooled on the jobs they'll assume when the next Congress convenes in January. ...
'Megamind' continues box office reign with $30M (11/15/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Will Ferrell's dastardly schemes continue to succeed, with the animated "Megamind" staying at the top of the box office. The DreamWorks Animation 3-D comedy, featuring Ferrell as the voice of a supervillain, made just over $30 million in its second week in theaters, according to Sunday studio estimates. It's now made nearly $90 million total. "Megamind" also features the voices of Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill...
American Indian leaders gather to address challenges (11/15/10)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- American Indians have won some key victories on Capitol Hill this year and should capitalize on them to start solving some of the problems that have plagued tribal communities for decades, said the leader of the oldest and largest Indian organization in the nation...
White House, Republicans look for middle ground on taxes (11/15/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House and Republican lawmakers set the terms for a looming tax debate Sunday, coalescing around a possible temporary extension of existing income tax rates that would protect middle class and wealthy Americans from sharp tax increases next year...
AOL cracks open door to new Project Phoenix e-mail for some users (11/15/10)
You've still got mail -- but AOL is redesigning it from the ground up to be faster and easier to use. AOL Inc. is opening the doors to its new Web-based e-mail program, code-named Project Phoenix, for a limited number of users. Starting next year, anyone will be able to sign up for access to a beta test site...
Pirates free British pair after year of captivity (11/15/10)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A British couple kidnapped off their private yacht by Somali pirates more than a year ago were set free Sunday, ending one of the most drawn-out and dramatic hostage situations since the rash of piracy began off East Africa. Paul and Rachel Chandler looked relaxed and smiled through a small ceremony held in the Somali town of Adado after their morning release. ...
New train taking Muslims to pilgrimage sites (11/15/10)
MINA, Saudi Arabia -- Some Muslims beginning the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Sunday have a new way to avoid the crowds: an elevated light-rail that will whisk them between holy sites. The four-day Islamic pilgrimage draws around 2.5 million worshippers each year, and the large numbers present authorities with a challenge in preventing stampedes at holy sites, fires in pilgrim encampments and the spread of disease...
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to quit posts in Northern Ireland, seek seat to the south (11/15/10)
KILKENNY, Ireland -- Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams announced Sunday he intends to quit his political posts in Northern Ireland and seek election to parliament in the Republic of Ireland, a surprise gambit timed to capitalize on the economic crisis...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi, newly free, calls for compromise (11/15/10)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi took her first steps back into Myanmar's political minefield Sunday, vowing to press ahead in her decades-long fight for democracy while also calling for compromise with other political parties and the ruling junta...
Oak Ridge ace signs with Mizzou (11/15/10)
Oak Ridge senior Brett Thomas caught the eye of more than one college coach when he pitched at a showcase at the University of Missouri in June. "It was interesting after the game, there was a few coaches from different colleges -- I think Central Missouri and Kansas State and maybe Murray State -- that all kind of came up and said, 'We want to talk to Thomas after your done talking to your boys,'" said Jerry Kratochvil, who has coached Thomas in the Cherokees baseball program since he was 10.. ...
Redhawks volleyball team closes season with victory (11/15/10)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team ended one of the worst seasons in program history with a road victory. Southeast beat Tennessee Tech 25-19, 15-25, 27-25, 25-19 on Saturday after losing at Jacksonville State 25-13, 25-19, 23-25, 25-12 on Friday...
Rams' road problems continue with OT loss (11/15/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- After getting back into the NFC West race with two gutsy performances by their new starting quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers think they've finally found the right Smith for the job. Joe Nedney kicked a 29-yard field goal with 9 minutes, 38 seconds left in overtime, and Troy Smith passed for 356 yards while leading two late scoring drives in the 49ers' 23-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday...
Former Southeast standout, Rams MVP Ken Iman dies (11/15/10)
PHILADELPHIA -- Ken Iman, a 1960 graduate of Southeast Missouri State and a 15-year NFL veteran and center on two Green Bay Packers championship teams, died Saturday at age 71. The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday that their former assistant coach and sales executive died at his home in Springfield, Pa. No cause was given...
Redhawks did not hurt playoff chances with loss (11/15/10)
Losses don't get much tougher than what the Southeast Missouri State football team suffered Saturday. In a fantastic game that could have gone either way, host Jacksonville State scored a touchdown with 11 seconds left to beat the Redhawks 29-27 in Jacksonville, Ala...
Talking Shop with Brenda Warner, Women Inspiring eNtrepreneurship conference speaker (11/15/10)
Brenda Warner -- author, mother, philanthropist and wife of former St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner -- will share her life story Saturday during the Women Inspiring eNtrepreneurship conference at Dempster Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. The conference will wrap up a full week of Global Entrepreneurship Week activities sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship that begin today. For a complete schedule, visit www.semo.edu/gew or call 651-2010...
Female trailblazers: Karen Crites Hendrickson (11/15/10)
They care for their families. They volunteer in the community. They're passionate about everything they do. They learned by experience, and they admire the women who came before them. Business Today profiled five local women making a difference for other women in Southeast Missouri for its December issue.
People on the Move 11/15/10 (11/15/10)
Steven C. Bjelich, president and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare System, was honored by the Missouri Hospital Association for his contributions to improving the health of his community. The award was presented Nov. 4 during a dinner ceremony at MHA's 88th annual convention and trade show in Osage Beach, Mo. ...
Buchheit Trucking to reduce electricity usage (11/15/10)
Buchheit Trucking Service Inc. of Scott City will reduce its electricity usage by participating in Ameren Missouri's Business Energy Efficiency Program, introduced earlier this year. The program offers Missouri business customers cash incentives to help offset the costs of qualifying energy-efficiency upgrades meeting Ameren Missouri's minimum energy-efficiency requirements in lighting, motors, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and refrigeration...
Health briefs (11/15/10)
A collection of short bits of area health news from Business Today magazine's December issue.
Caring for women: Local hospitals focus on education and prevention in women's health care (11/15/10)
One in eight American women will get invasive breast cancer, and one in 33 will die from the disease, says Trinka Hileman, director of Womancare at Saint Francis Medical Center. Yes, we've all heard the statistics, and yes, we know the importance of annual exams and a healthy lifestyle -- but there's laundry to fold, children to feed, Christmas shopping to do...
Female trailblazers: Jeannette (Jeannie) Fadler (11/15/10)
They care for their families. They volunteer in the community. They're passionate about everything they do. They learned by experience, and they admire the women who came before them. Business Today profiled five local women making a difference for other women in Southeast Missouri for its December issue.
Female trailblazers: Nancy Jernigan (11/15/10)
They care for their families. They volunteer in the community. They're passionate about everything they do. They learned by experience, and they admire the women who came before them. Business Today profiled five local women making a difference for other women in Southeast Missouri for its December issue.
Female trailblazers: Maryann "Miki" Gudermuth (11/15/10)
They care for their families. They volunteer in the community. They're passionate about everything they do. They learned by experience, and they admire the women who came before them. Business Today profiled five local women making a difference for other women in Southeast Missouri for its December issue.
Female trailblazers: Kathy M. Mangels (11/15/10)
They care for their families. They volunteer in the community. They're passionate about everything they do. They learned by experience, and they admire the women who came before them. Business Today profiled five local women making a difference for other women in Southeast Missouri for its December issue.
Ask the experts: What are effective ways to market to women? (11/15/10)
Local marketing gurus offer their best advice to answer common marketing questions.
Business licenses (11/15/10)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during the month of October include the following
Tax liens (11/15/10)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of area recorders of deeds, during the month of October are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation.
Bankruptcies (11/15/10)
Bankruptcies filed through October for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (11/15/10)
A collection of news about area business people compiled for Business Today magazine's December issue.
Business briefs (11/15/10)
A collection of short bits of regional business news compiled for Business Today magazine's December issue.
Perryville Mayor Debbie Gahan committed to progress (11/15/10)
Business Today: You were elected Perryville's first woman mayor in 2008. What inspired you to run for this office? Debbie Gahan: In all honesty, I would not have considered running for mayor if our longtime Mayor Bob Miget had not lost his courageous battle with cancer. ...
Mark Wilkes (11/15/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mark R. Wilkes, 46, of Perryville died Nov. 13, 2010, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Girard, Ohio.
Virgle Moran (11/15/10)
Virgle Moran, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Luther Parr (11/15/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Luther E. Parr, 88, of Cobden, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born Feb. 28, 1922 in Cypress, Ill., to Lionel and Mary Turner Parr. He married Kedron Lingle on April 25, 1943. He was a teacher at Swan Pond School before World War II. After returning he taught school for one year at Dongola, Ill., and for 37 years at Anna Junior High School. He coached 25 years of basketball, baseball and track and also was a bus driver...
Ralph Nussbaum (11/15/10)
Ralph Nussbaum, 70, died Nov. 14, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Wilma Nunn (11/15/10)
Wilma Jean Nunn, 81, of Oriole died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at her daughter's home in Oriole. She was born April 10, 1929, at Neely's Landing, daughter to Louis Henry "Tex" and Hattie Mae Smith Golden. She was first married to Howard McCain. She then married James E. Nunn July 19, 1975. He preceded her in death died May 3, 1989...
Births 11/15/10 (11/15/10)
Daughter to Jason and Dr. Donna Claes of Cincinnati, Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, 9:27 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Name, Nora Josephine. Weight, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Second daughter. Dr. Claes is the former Donna Lynn, daughter of Donald and Katherine Lynn of Benton, Mo. She is a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Claes is the son of Joe and Judy Claes of St. Louis. He is an accountant at Cincinnati Children's Hospital...
Meridian Elementary/Middle (11/15/10)
Meridian Elementary and Middle School High Honors 3rd grade: Deanna Cobbs, Virginia Creceluis, Alyda Hite, Jade Houston, Destiny Hughes, Katerra Jarrett, Tehavous Johnson, Mindy Leek, Jaiden McClain, Clayton Spaulding, Davionna Washington, Hannah Williams...
Zalma Junior & Senior High (11/15/10)
Zalma Junior & Senior High A Honor Roll 7th grade: Brendan Cato, Wyatt Lemons, Christopher Lombeida, Kylee Newberry, Megan Puchbauer. 8th grade: Andrew Hovis, Evan Hovis, Katelynn Wheetley. 10th grade: Kaitlin Northern, Savannah Rogers, Austin Sitze, Jennifer Ware...
Zalma Elementary School (11/15/10)
Zalma Elementary School A Honor Roll 1st grade: Kirsten Burkman, Melena Cato, Trey Clark, Brent Jackson, Catalina Lewis, Adison Little, Jake Wade. 2nd grade: Drew Bailey, Catherine Davis, Ethan Lemons, Logan Lemons, Jacob Nanney, Jolie Pickett, Tracie VanGennip, Cole Younger...
Meridian High School (11/15/10)
High Honor Roll 12th grade: SheNequia Bailey, Jamarah Durham, Brent Kennedy, Naomi Nelson, Amber Watkins. 11th grade: Jelesha Pilgram. Honor Roll 12th grade: Brandy Eaves, Candice House, DaNai Lampkins, Brandon Madison, Jazmine Meeks, Katie Nesby, Jacob Simelton, Lauren Terry, Vernon Trenton, Mollie Wood...
Meadow Heights Jr. & Sr. High (11/15/10)
Superintendent's Honor Roll 7th grade: Pleasant Cook, Kailey Gresham, Sara Haupt, Nicole Hornback, Cheyenne Long, Kelsey Reed, Brittany Shrum, Mariah Toombs, Samantha Welker, Taylor Wyatt. 8th grade: Emma Cook, Kiana Hotop, Rebecca Mayfield, Morgan Politte, Tereena Wagner...
Jackson fire report 11/15/10 (11/15/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/15/10 (11/15/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/15/10 (11/15/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Out of the past 11/15/10 (11/15/10)
Cape Girardeau County and the cities of Jackson and Cape Girardeau experienced increases in sales tax revenue last month over October 1984; the county took in $113,228.63 last month, Cape Girardeau received $171,995.02, and Jackson $27,195.61. Southeast Missouri State University Indian defenders will face the acid test tomorrow when college football returns to Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the first time since 1970; the highly publicized game will pit Southeast against Northeast Missouri State...
Innovation and entrepreneurship take front stage (11/15/10)
Global Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated this week at Southeast **** Students at Southeast Missouri State University and members of the community will join millions of people around the world this week in participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week...
Smoking rates (11/15/10)
There are many factors that contribute to increased health care costs. However, smoking is one that can be addressed by individuals. An article in Flourish, the Southeast Missourian's new women's magazine, recently reported that smoking rates are increasing in Southeast Missouri -- including among teens and pregnant women...
Prayer 11/15/10 (11/15/10)
How great are your signs, how mighty are your wonders, O Lord. Amen.
VFW Post #3838 Chili Day (11/15/10)
VFW Post #3838 at 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau will be having it's annual Chili Day December 2nd from 11am-6pm. Tickets will be on sale starting the first weekend in November for $7.00 each, with ages 6 and under, and 90 years and over, FREE. For further information call Sheila Holloway 243-6718 or the Post at 334-4438...
Jackson's own Semi Pro football Team (11/15/10)
The Jackson Apaches are a semi professional football team that was recently accepted into the Central Plains Football League (C.P.F.L.). The Apaches are almost completely composed of former Jackson Football players. The Apaches are looking forward to beginning their first season in March 2010. ...
PFC Timothy Lester (11/15/10)
My brother Private First Class Timothy J. Lester, 20 years old, recently graduated from the United States Army on November 12, 2010. PFC Lester attended basic training and advanced individual training in Ft. Benning, Georgia. PFC Lester is a part of the National Guard Infantry Branch in Missouri. ...
Earthquake Prepardness Townhall Meeting (11/15/10)
Northeast Arkansas residents are invited to a town meeting on Nov. 18 focusing on general earthquake information and preparedness. The meeting will take place at the St. Bernards Hospital annex in the Stroud Building beginning at 6 p.m. The hospital is located at 225 East Jackson in Jonesboro...
Perkins's Shoe Tree (11/15/10)
Folks around Perkins have been nailing their shoes to a utility pole for more than 30 years. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/perkins-shoe-tree/ for more photos.
The Astonishing Moth (11/15/10)
This is a moth sitting on the flowers in my backyard.
Rock-L (11/15/10)
We adopted Rock-L from the Humane Society, a 1 yr old stray dog has put life back into our house. The kids love her, and like playing dress up. She was sporting her red bows for Vetrans Day.
Blue Skies and Fall Colors (11/15/10)
The blue skies, wispy clouds and fall colors of the trees really made this picture pop.
Gumball tree at Cape Rock river overlook. (11/15/10)
It was rainy and overcast Sat. morning, but this shot of a tree with a few remaining gumballs hanging on still looked interesting to me.
Twisted Pine tree (11/15/10)
This is a really unusual pine tree with a 360 degree loop in the trunk about 5 feet off the ground. It is located at the picnic pavillion area at Millstream Gardens. Does anyone know the history of this tree or how it came to be like this?
Re-Creation USA Performs for Veterans (11/15/10)
Residents and staff of the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau were treated to Broadway-style entertainment on Friday, November 12, performed by Re-Creation USA. This troupe of young, volunteer entertainers performs at VA hospitals and State Veterans Homes across the country. Their hour-long show included dynamic vocal renditions of Broadway favorites, intricate dance and choreography, and a patriotic tribute to the Veterans...
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