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Stories from Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deer causes Stoddard County accident (11/16/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter motorist and his passengers were injured after attempting to avoid a deer in the roadway early Monday in Stoddard County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 4 a.m. on County Road 607, two miles south of Dexter, as northbound motorist Tyler E. Layton, 18, of Dexter swerved to miss a deer, ran off the road and overturned...
Working the Plan, part 3: Cape Girardeau School District's facilities plan about more than bricks and mortar (11/16/10)
It opened two years before the Great Depression struck. Over the course of its long life, Franklin Elementary School has survived 14 U.S. presidential administrations, four-plus American wars, the Soviet Union, the Edsel and the "Macarena." The two-story brick building, constructed in 1927 at a cost of $179,611, has served thousands of children. But its days are numbered...
Cape Girardeau City Council shoots down chicken proposal, gives first approval to prescription requirement (11/16/10)
Nelson Sparks is going to have to get rid of his babies after all. The Cape Girardeau City Council scratched its plans Monday night to allow residents to keep chickens on their property, meaning Sparks will have to get rid of the 10 hens he's been keeping in his backyard since 2003...
SoutheastHEALTH merges with Ripley County Memorial Hospital (11/16/10)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- SoutheastHEALTH is now managing Ripley County Memorial Hospital, a move that will ensure the financially struggling rural hospital stays open. The announcement, made in Doniphan, Monday follows three months of feasibility studies examining how the two hospitals could combine.
Missouri Gaming Commission meeting focuses on casino finances (11/16/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Gaming Commission met privately Monday to pore over financial information related to the three casino companies in contention for the state's last available gambling license.
Two of three county commissioners say they're against Cape Girardeau peripheral zoning request (11/16/10)
Two out of three Cape Girardeau County commissioners said Monday they do not support the city of Cape Girardeau's request for peripheral zoning. About 200 people gathered at the East County Fire Station for the meeting organized by peripheral zoning opponent Jim Goggin...
Cape Girardeau school principals tell board academic-success programs working (11/16/10)
Three programs aimed at diminishing academic failure in the Cape Girardeau School District are posting varying degrees of success, according to principals. The administrators offered evaluations on the programs at Monday's Cape Girardeau School Board meeting,...
Youth substance abuse discussed at Cape Girardeau town hall meeting (11/16/10)
Educating the public, especially parents, may be a key component in reducing alcohol and tobacco use among young people, members of the Southeast Missouri Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition said Monday. The group discussed the results of a survey at a town-hall meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. ...
Deer harvest numbers up; nine cited for hunting violations at Sunday checkpoint (11/16/10)
It was a busy opening weekend of deer season for hunters and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Missouri hunters killed more than 90,000 deer in the first two days of firearms season. Meanwhile, agents with the Missouri Department of Conservation issued nine citations to Southeast Missouri hunters ...
Two arrested in connection to Jackson home burglary (11/16/10)
Jackson police arrested an Illinois man and a Cape Girardeau man Friday after residents of a home in the 800 block of Birdie Lane reported a burglary. Officers found the house ransacked when they arrived. The homeowners reported four firearms, televisions, jewelry, a computer and other electronics missing...
Cape Girardeau noise ordinance committee to meet Nov. 30 (11/16/10)
A new committee that is taking a look at Cape Girardeau's noise ordinance will hear from residents and business owners at a special meeting Nov. 30 at the Osage Community Centre. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. The committee is trying to determine whether the city's noise ordinance needs to be changed, more strongly enforced or left as it is...
Walmart drug plan for seniors may not be best deal (11/16/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer alert: A new Medicare drug plan with the lowest upfront cost in the country may not be for everyone, experts say. Medicare's open enrollment season just started, and the plan from insurer Humana and retail giant Walmart is getting attention. At $14.80, the monthly premium is the lowest of any national plan, about half the average. And Humana and Walmart are advertising savings of more than $450 a year for the typical Medicare recipient...
Highway 51 down to 1 lane for bridge work (11/16/10)
Highway 51 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs to the overpass over Interstate 55. The work began Monday and, weather permitting, will continue from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Wednesday. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Highway 77 lanes closed for shoulder work (11/16/10)
Highway 77 in Scott County between the Cape Girardeau County line and Route A near Chaffee, Mo., will be reduced to one lane today and Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make shoulder repairs along the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Motorists are urged to use caution. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Homeless Awareness Week recognized (11/16/10)
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 11/15/10 (11/16/10)
The following items were approved at Monday's Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting:n A motion accepting the certified results of the Nov. 2 election. Pertinent Address: 101 Court St., Jackson, MO...
Food service, finances also part of plan's third goal (11/16/10)
There is more to third goal in the Cape Girardeau School District's Comprehensive School Improvement Plan than buildings. The facilities, instructional programs and support portion of the plan addresses technology needs, mandating that technology be integrated into all areas of the curriculum. ...
FBI: Man declared dead several years ago arrested in kidnapping (11/16/10)
JACKSON, Miss. -- A man legally declared dead 16 years ago who is now charged with kidnapping a Las Vegas girl could be linked to the discovery of a body in Arizona believed to be that of the girl's mother, authorities said Monday. Thomas Steven Sanders is charged with kidnapping 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found last month in Louisiana, the FBI said. ...
Military hearing in Fort Hood shooting case ends (11/16/10)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- The last day of a hearing to determine if Maj. Nidal Hasan should stand trial for last year's Fort Hood shooting rampage ended Monday after three minutes when defense attorneys presented no evidence and the Army psychiatrist declined to make a statement...
Rangel pleads for more time to hire lawyer at ethics hearing (11/16/10)
WASHINGTON -- Once one of the most powerful members of Congress, veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of New York was reduced Monday to pleading with colleagues for more time to raise money for a lawyer before they took up misconduct charges against him. No, they said, and quickly began deliberations, saying the facts were so clear they didn't need to call witnesses...
Government wants to update ADA for cyberspace (11/16/10)
CHICAGO -- Emergency call centers could be equipped to communicate by text message. Websites might need to be programmed to speak to blind users. Movie theaters might have to install technology to allow the deaf to read captions on small screens mounted at their seats...
New Delhi collapse kills at least 51 (11/16/10)
NEW DELHI -- Police and rescuers raced Tuesday to pull survivors from the debris of a four-story apartment building that collapsed in a congested neighborhood in New Delhi, killing at least 51 people and injuring 76 others. The 15-year-old building housing about 200 people -- mostly migrant workers and their families -- collapsed Monday evening into a mountain of concrete slabs, iron rods, bricks and mortar in New Delhi's Lalita Park neighborhood...
Redhawks remain perched in FCS top 10 (11/16/10)
Southeast is ranked No. 10 in both major polls after its dramatic two-point loss at Jacksonville State
Southeast men's basketball team seeks first victory in Florida (11/16/10)
The Southeast men's basketball team looks to bounce back from its opening loss
Redhawks sign prep guard out of St. Louis (11/16/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team has landed a second player during the NCAA's early signing period. Southeast on Monday announced the signing of 5-foot-7 guard Yelena Rosado, a senior at North County Tech High School in St. Louis...
Spagnuolo offers no magic solutions for a cruel road (11/16/10)
The Rams are 0-4 on the road and have lost three of the games by a combined six points
Blues drop fourth straight game (11/16/10)
DENVER -- John-Michael Liles punched in a couple of rare goals and Matt Duchene landed the haymakers. Both got the crowd and the Colorado Avalanche going in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Not known as a goal scorer, Liles had two in the first period to ignite the Avalanche...
Snipes asks for new trial in tax case (11/16/10)
OCALA, Fla. -- Federal prosecutors on Monday asked that Wesley Snipes' bond be revoked if a judge refuses to grant the "Blade" actor a new trial on tax-related charges. Snipes' defense attorney asked for the new trial during a two-hour hearing. Daniel Meachum argued that two jurors had sent him emails recently claiming three other jurors had determined Snipes' guilt before the 2008 trial began...
Researchers seek to determine how much running, working out is safe for pregnant women, fetus (11/16/10)
BALTIMORE -- Her Asics laced up and her water bottle at her side, Meredith Dobrosielski stepped onto the treadmill for a robust half-hour walk. For the Towson, Md., runner, this wasn't just any trip to the gym. The session took place in a lab at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. And each step offered information on the effect of exercise on her fetus. Dobrosielski is about eight months pregnant...
Study: Women with high job stress face heart risks (11/16/10)
CHICAGO -- Working women are equal to men in a way they'll wish they weren't. Female workers with stressful jobs were more likely than women with less job strain to suffer a heart attack or a stroke or to have clogged arteries, a big federally funded study found...
Agnes Brewer (11/16/10)
BREWER, Mo. -- Agnes Cecelia Brewer, 93, of Brewer died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Perryville, Mo. Visitation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville...
Taletha Triller (11/16/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Taletha A. Triller, 95, of Perryville died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Perry Oaks Manor. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Winningham officiating. Burial will be in Friedenburg Cemetery...
Darrel Devenport (11/16/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Darrel F. Devenport, 74, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at his home. He was born July 7, 1936, in Patton, Mo., son of Frederick Monroe and Elva Elizabeth Mayfield Devenport. He and Bonagene Masters were married Jan. 29, 1955...
Ralph Nussbaum (11/16/10)
Ralph A. Nussbaum, 70, of Gordonville passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Emil and Esther Geiser Nussbaum. He and Sandra Kay Pfaff were married July 8, 1988. She passed away July 3, 2003...
Derriona Purdiman (11/16/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Derriona LaShay Marie Purdiman, 1 month and 28 days, of Cairo died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at her home. The funeral was Monday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. Larry Barnett officiated. Burial was in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Ethel Pelton (11/16/10)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Ethel P. Pelton, 95, of Morley died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Aug. 1, 1915, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Nathaniel Franklin and Lou Mahon Rodgers. She married Curtis Moore in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1959. She then married Harold M. Pelton Feb. 25, 1961. He preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1969...
Albert Oliver (11/16/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Albert Glyn "Al" Oliver, 59, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late James Fowler and Lilly Lee (Lathum) Oliver. He and LaDonna Weibrecht were married June 29, 1973...
Linda Best (11/16/10)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Linda S. Best, 50, of Uniontown died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Independence Care Center in Perryville, Mo. She was born May 30, 1960, in Perryville, daughter of the late Willis and Margie Petzoldt Lohmann. She and Ronny Best were married Sept. 30, 1978...
Births 11/16/10 (11/16/10)
Daughter to Technical Sergeants James Derek and Angela Chenoweth of Vacaville, Calif., David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Name, Chloe Isabella. Weight, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Second child, first daughter. ...
Oak Ridge Junior & Senior (11/16/10)
Oak Ridge Junior & Senior High 12th grade: Lacey Dowdy, Zach Huffman, Tyler Kaempfer, Breanna McClellan, Garrett Moll, Dakota Oehl, Joe Pieper, Stacy Roberts, Lucus Rohde, Luke Sauerbrunn, Alisha Seyer, Ethan Siemer, Brett Thomas, Erin Whitaker, Amanda Wunderlich...
West Lane Elementary (11/16/10)
West Lane Elementary Academic Distinction 4th grade: McKayla Allen, Matthew Anderson, Canyon Atherton, Caleb Aufdenberg, Zachary Aufdenberg, Shelbie Aumann, Kennedy Bauer, Hadley Beck, Remi Bollinger, Ethan Bolton, Luke Brady, Elizabeth Brakhane, Reece Bright, Dylan Brott, Landon Carlton, Luke Collins, Deana Cook, Caleb Dameron, Jeston Dewrock, Alison Duckworth, Logan Frazier, Cory Gaines, Boone Garman, Matt Hamlett, Hunter Hendershott, Morgan Hiett, Taryn Holt, Jessica Humphreys, Kelsee Jensen, Samantha Mansfield, Abigail Miller, Matthew Moore, Jordan Odom, Samantha Poat, Parker Philipps, Parker Quade, Chase Robinson, Skyler Ross, Devin Sandin, Lydia Sandlin, Emily Scott, Dawson Southard, Kaitlyn Sturm, Loralee Tayler, Elijah Trunzo, Emma Vandeven, Julie Villalobos, Dinah Wahlers, Maddison Walker, Lillian Wendel, Riley Wyatt, Ethan York.. ...
Jefferson Elementary School (11/16/10)
Jefferson Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Monet Coleman, Andrew Duncan, Lacey Graham, Weston Hopper, Lauren Hoxworth, DaShana Hudson, Noah James, Ashton Mattingly, Isaiah Sterling, Cameron Tillotson. B Honor Roll 4th grade: Sav'Veon Ayers, Brittnee Blackmon, Shapale Clark, LaTayvia Green, Joe Hall, Carl Johnson, Katlynn Petty, Aaron Stearns, Da'Onte Tate...
Cape Central Middle School (11/16/10)
Cape Central Middle School A Honor Roll B Honor Roll 6th grade: Kathryn Acord, Shaun Allen, Taylor Allen, Stajia Anderson, Ethan Arnn, Emily Ayers, Harrison Ayers, Sarah Barker, Chaliya Bell, Madison Bittner, Jonathan Bohnert, Kway'chon Chisom, Austin Clubb, Tomas Concho, Jacquen Cummins, Ashley Curry, Madilyn Dunn, Keevin Dyke, Elijah Enderle, Emma Eudy, Rebekah Garner, Dalecia Gillarm, Zachary Glenn, Yasdani Gonzalez, Keira Grigsby, Zachary Grissom, Andrea Guebert, Blake Harris, Dontay Hartfield, Tara Hester, Emily Hiatt, Devon Holley, Abigail Hoxworth, Jasonee Hughes, Logan Hunt, Kimberly Jones, Noah Jones, Brent Kinder, Dylan Kyle, Jonathan Landon, Nikkie Le, Joshua Markhart, Chelsy McDonald, Alexis McMahon, Elizabeth Miller, ConnorMurphy, Corby Murphy, Erika Murphy, Cassandra Musgrave, Heaven Myers, Hunter Neal, Cassandra Nelson, Justice Oats, Colletta Pair, John Pettet, Olivia Priest, Kellie Propst, Cameron Pyles, Noah Ray, Joseph Reed, Makenzie Reeves, Elijah Reyes, Bennett Robinson, Paige Rosen, Jamonte Rush, Emily Sechrest, Emily Semler, Clayton Sides, Madison Sides, Markavion Smith, Daryl Stagger, Adrian Steuerwald, Kaylee Stinnett-Robinson, Amanda Stricker, David Stroder, Norhea Taylor, Ryandi Timmons, Sydney Tollison, Maverick Turner, Strider Van Meter, Allison Vaughn, Jenejha Williams, Kunita Williams, Takymbra Williams, Terrence Williams, Aalexia Wilson, Anthony Wilson, Kiana Winters, Baylee Wren-Doughten.. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/16/10 (11/16/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Summons Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 11/16/10 (11/16/10)
The minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Robert H. Michel, is hopeful the upcoming summit between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will lead to "some verifiable [nuclear] arms reductions"; Michel is in Cape Girardeau to attend a fund-raising event for U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson...
International students (11/16/10)
Having a university of Southeast Missouri State's caliber is a major benefit for Cape Girardeau educationally, culturally and economically. This semester the university has 541 international students -- double the enrollment of international students from the past two years and over a 190 percent increase since 2005. These students make up 4.8 percent of the university's total student population...
Stop peripheral zoning (11/16/10)
We wish to send a clear message that we are against peripheral zoning. Here are four reasons why:1. It isn't fair for those in the county. 2. It could easily limit our ability to make a living as we do now. 3. It will reduce the value of our property...
Democracy alive and well (11/16/10)
Alan Journet's recent letter to the editor suggested the midterm election resulted from an uninformed electorate when, in fact, it was a resounding repudiation of the failed Democrat policies. The current leadership forgot that they serve at the discretion of their constituents. Mr. Journet may be displeased with the election results, but the electorate was evidently more displeased with four years of a Democrat-controlled Congress...
Emerson and redistricting (11/16/10)
In an article published in the Nov. 4 edition of the Southeast Missourian, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said, "At the end of the day, the money doesn't matter. It's where you stand on the issues and how you solve the problems that matter." I find this very interesting given the fact that since the Emerson Empire (both Bill and Jo Ann) has controlled Missouri's 8th Congressional District, Southeast Missouri has lost over 100 factories and over 16,000 jobs...
Speak Out 11/16/10 (11/16/10)
I think Marie Antoinette is now in the White House. The president's recent trip cost us $200 million a day. How about those of us that are drawing Social Security? He reminds me of Antoinette's statement, "Let them eat cake." IN the primary elections, candidates camp out at the secretary of state's office to try to get their name at the top of the ballot. So why was it that during the recent general election, every Democrat was at the top of the ballot?...
Prayer 11/16/10 (11/16/10)
O Lord, we ask you to give us the knowledge of your will. Amen.
US Bank Donates to Jackson R-2 School Foundation (11/16/10)
US Bank donated $1000.00 to support a group of five Jackson R-2 schoold district science teachers to participate in a joint program with NASA and NSTA (National Science Teachers Association)that allows them to perform experiments in microgravity. The Jackson R-2 School Science Teachers was chosen as one of twelve nationwide to participate...
Yellow (11/16/10)
A yellow flower in my backyard.
Q-T PIE ! (11/16/10)
Our ChiWeenie and her Piggy. INU
little dorothy gale (11/16/10)
my grandaughter (malerie) little dorothy gale age 5..
Greeting from SoutheastHEALTH (11/16/10)
SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Debbie Linnes, right, greets Sharon Dodd, LPN, at the Ripley County Family Health Clinic in Doniphan, Mo., on Monday, Nov. 15. Linnes toured the clinic which is a facility of the Ripley County hospital. SoutheastHEALTH has assumed management responsibilities for the former Ripley County Memorial Hospital. The hospital's new name will be Southeast Health Center of Ripley County. The announcement was made at a news conference in Doniphan on Monday...
Courtney's First Deer (11/16/10)
Courtney Graff took her first deer opening morning of youth deer season with her teacher, Sara Bradshaw.
Peaches (11/16/10)
Peaches love to climb on top of the washer and dryer especially whenever I have left piles of clean clothes on it! I found her there this time and she wasn't happy that I woke her.
Reflecting Cypress (11/16/10)
This photo was taken at Horseshoe Lake. I loved the reflection of the Cypress trees & the beautiful blue sky!!
Daring Doe (11/16/10)
This is one of two does that were happy to be shot with a camera instead of a gun!! After all, it was the first day of deer hunting.
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month (11/16/10)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for November are (front row from left) Spencer Kidd, Sophie Gentle and Ella Valleroy; (second row) Madison Dush, Caitlyn Dumey, Daysha Egson and Amanda Stricker; (third row) Hunter Neal, Sky Miller and Cherish Moore. Southeast Hospital recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month (11/16/10)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for November are (front row from left) Kyra Pearl, Griffin King and Jesse Kuehn; (second row) Justin Tuschoff, Zoe Fields, Madalyn Henderson and Dalton Drum; (third row) Robyn Foote, Hannah Trautman and Lexi Gurley. Southeast Hospital recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
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