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Stories from Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scott County accident sends Oran man to the hospital (11/18/10)
An Oran, Mo., man received moderate injuries following a Wednesday afternoon accident on County Road 246 in Scott County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 2003 Chevrolet driven by 29-year-old Jason A. Schlosser ran off the road and struck a tree at 2:40 p.m...
Three business owners discuss their experience at SEMO event (11/18/10)
Three area business owners with varied business interests shared their similar success stories with students Thursday as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Southeast Missouri State University. Andy Schwartz, owner of AJ Adhesives, Chris Edmonds, owner of Element 74, and Laurie Everett, owner of Annie Laurie's Antiques, took part in a panel discussion about how they got started, how their business stay competitive and what they look for in employees...
Cape Girardeau parent charged with allowing child to miss too much school (11/18/10)
A mother of a 15-year-old is the first parent to be charged under the Cape Girardeau School District's tougher attendance policy, which Cape Girardeau County's prosecuting attorney says is "rattling the cages" of parents and guardians of habitually absent children.
Gov. Nixon urges universities to help keep their own costs down (11/18/10)
A Southeast Missouri State University administrator says the institution will confront likely big state budget cuts with enrollment growth and revolutionary methods of delivering higher education. Gov. Jay Nixon pledged Wednesday to pressure Missouri's colleges and universities to hold down tuition increases even while warning that they likely will take "substantial cuts" in the next state budget, more than the roughly $50 million cut this year. ...
Jackson Middle School students choose to keep gender-segregated lunch, recess (11/18/10)
Sixth-grade students at Jackson Middle School voted to retain same-sex lunch periods and recess following the policy's trial period.
Subdivision regulations move forward toward possible countywide vote (11/18/10)
With peripheral zoning at a governmental standstill, a separate proposal that would call for regulating the construction of new subdivisions in Cape Girardeau County is just gaining traction. But the committee members who have worked for more than a year at drafting the regulations want residents to understand one key fact: They are not asking for countywide planning and zoning...
MedAssets confirms impending layoffs in Cape Girardeau office (11/18/10)
Some Cape Girardeau MedAssets employees will be losing their jobs now that the company has completed its acquisition of Broadlane Group, a Texas-based company. Both companies provide supply chain management for hospitals and other medical care facilities. Staff reductions are being made as a result of "overlapping capabilities," said Robert P. Borchert, MedAssets spokesman...
Man pleads guilty to second assault charge (11/18/10)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to his second misdemeanor domestic assault charge this year Nov. 4 before Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp. Sola Depree Jr., 48, was charged Oct. 8 with assaulting his wife during two separate incidents. In court documents, police wrote that Depree returned to his home after being stabbed following the first assault. The victim said she stabbed Depree in self-defense...
Route H reduced for tree trimming (11/18/10)
Route H between County Road 528 and Route U in Scott County will be reduced to one lane next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Monday through Wednesday. The work zone will be marked with signs...
28 Missouri counties get disaster declaration (11/18/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Twenty-eight Missouri counties hit by severe drought conditions this year are eligible for emergency loans from the federal government after a major disaster declaration requested by Gov. Jay Nixon was granted Wednesday by Tom Vilsack, U.S. ...
Hearing in Scott County prevailing wage case delayed again (11/18/10)
A preliminary hearing for a Michigan construction company owner charged with violating Missouri's prevailing wage law continues to be delayed in Scott County, and for varying reasons, according to the defendant's attorney. Norman J. Bass, the president of Municipal Construction Inc. ...
Proposed USDA cattle rule would hurt meat quality, area producers say (11/18/10)
A proposed federal cattle marketing rule could mean lower quality meat on your dinner plate. Cows may look the same, but there can be vast differences in the meat quality, according to Millersville cattle rancher Mike Kasten. "There is a $400 discrepancy in actual value in the retail meat case" based on the quality of an animal's meat, he said...
Sikeston boosters to host large tailgating event before Saturday playoff game (11/18/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston faithful stormed the practice field prior to the Bulldogs' quarterfinal home game against Ladue Horton-Watkins last season with tents, barbecue grills and a purpose. "We think that when the opposing team comes in and see all of our fans, there's definitely an intimidation factor there," Sikeston Booster Club president Kevin Collins said...
Burn ban lifted in Cape Girardeau, still on for Cape Girardeau County (11/18/10)
Cape Girardeau officials have lifted a burn ban that was in effect due to an extended dry spell with low humidity -- conditions which had lasted for weeks in Southeast Missouri and contributed to dozens of out-of-control fires. In an email message sent Wednesday afternoon, the city government announced the ban had been lifted, presumably due to current wet conditions...
Some discrepancies found on Scott County property tax statements (11/18/10)
BENTON -- A change of software in the Scott County Assessor's Office has resulted in some taxpayers having additional personal property showing up in county records. "Vehicle discrepancies have been found on some tax bills," Scott County Collector Mark Hensley said Tuesday. ...
Sikeston police say they'll crack down on seat-belt violations Thursday (11/18/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will join the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division in their efforts to crack down on seatbelt violators on Thursday. According to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS, Nov. 18 is set aside as "Occupant Protection Enforcement Day" and is much like a one-day "Click It or Ticket" campaign...
Reward offered for Sikeston trailer theft information (11/18/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A $20,000 reward is being offered for information which could help police solve a major theft from a local trucking company. According to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, employees with PTI Trucking contacted police at 8 a.m. Saturday about the theft of a 53-foot white aluminum box trailer. The theft is believed to have occurred between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Saturday...
Fire investigation leads to Scott County methamphetamine arrest (11/18/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Drug charges were filed against a Sikeston woman Wednesday, two days after authorities investigated a suspicious fire at her residence. The Scott County Sheriff's Department, Miner Fire Department and the state fire marshal investigated the Monday house fire near Miner, where they reportedly found items connected to the manufacturing of methamphetamine and other drug use...
Date set for Cape Girardeau home invasion trial in New Madrid County (11/18/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau family whose home was broken into May 31 will be telling a jury from New Madrid County their story in January -- when the man accused of the crime goes to trial. Craig Kizer, 51, also of Cape Girardeau, is accused of entering the Lisa and Scott Conrad home -- where he was doing construction work -- through a basement window. ...
General Motors goes public today (11/18/10)
DETROIT -- The last time General Motors threw a big party was two years ago, for its 100th birthday. Two months later, its CEO was before Congress, begging for bailout money. Now GM is getting ready for another celebration -- this time for its future...
Central's Coots plans to join Salukis swim team (11/18/10)
Central senior Caleb Coots' week keeps getting better. Coots plans to sign to swim at Southern Illinois Carbondale less than a week after earning all-state honors at the state swimming meet. "I'm extremely excited," he said. "I know that I've had a great swimming career so far. Getting to go into Division I, not only the level of competition I'll be in, it's awing. But also I'm getting the opportunity to better myself."...
Southeast women suffer from home-court woes in basketball home opener (11/18/10)
The good news for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team is that it played its best game of the young season. The bad news for the Redhawks is that they were facing a powerhouse squad from the Missouri Valley Conference. Southeast hung tough Wednesday night but really never threatened Northern Iowa as the Panthers spoiled the Redhawks' home opener with a 70-57 victory...
Redhawks football team to gather to learn playoff fate (11/18/10)
The public is invited to join the Southeast Missouri State football team Sunday to watch the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) selection show. Southeast players, coaches and other staff members will gather at Outback Steakhouse. The 20-team FCS playoff field and pairings will be announced at 9 a.m. on ESPNU...
Notre Dame grad garners all-OVC volleyball honors (11/18/10)
Ashley Nenninger, a Notre Dame Regional High School graduate, is enjoying an impressive volleyball career at Murray State. Nenninger was honored for her strong senior season Wednesday when she was named to the all-Ohio Valley Conference team, which was voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors...
Bradford shows he's ready for clutch time (11/18/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Sam Bradford rarely played in a game that was hanging in the balance as the clock wound down while at Oklahoma. "I can't really remember even one game where we had to put a drive together in the fourth quarter to come back and take the lead," the St. Louis Rams rookie quarterback said Wednesday...
Detroit lights up Blues in third (11/18/10)
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings needed a 3:14 span late in the third period to earn their fourth straight win. Dan Cleary's second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and began a four-goal rally to lift the Red Wings past the St. Louis Blues 7-3 on Wednesday night...
Meet the National Merit semifinalists: Lessley Dennigton (11/18/10)
They are members of a select group of students, and this year in Southeast Missouri, the headquarters is Cape Girardeau Central High School. The Southeast Missourian introduces you to local National Merit semifinalists, all of whom are enrolled at Central. ...
Who's next 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
Scholarships Applications are available for the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior and an active 4-H or FFA member, have participated in the Missouri State Fair as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor, plan to enroll in a Missouri college or university with a major in agriculture and have not sold livestock in any past Missouri State Fair sale of champions. ...
Hooked on Science: Thanksgiving egg drop (11/18/10)
Looking for something to keep family and friends busy during Thanksgiving? All you need are a few items from around the house. STEP 2: Place the pie pan on top of the transparent glass. Make sure the pie pan centered on the transparent glass. STEP 3: Stand the toilet paper roll in the center of the pie pan...
neXt up 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
What's happening this weekend
TV withdrawal (11/18/10)
Nov. 18, 2010 Dear Leslie, In John Prine's song "Spanish Pipedream," a topless dancer advises him to blow up his TV, move to the country, eat a lot of peaches and try and find Jesus on his own. As secrets to life go, these make as much sense as any...
Jenny Adams (11/18/10)
Jenny Yvette Adams, 49, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Brad Sims (11/18/10)
Brad DeJuan Sims, 22, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, in Brookport, Ill. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Greater Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Alfred Anderson and Anthony Walton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah...
Ronald Sumner (11/18/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ronald "Joe" Sumner, 69, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the family home. He was born March 5, 1941, in Cairo, Ill., son of James R. and Edna Virginia Keppner Sumner. He and Dorothy Foster were married Sept. 19, 1970...
Peggy Maxwell (11/18/10)
Peggy J. Maxwell, 82, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Caruthersville, Mo., to John T. Oxford and Blanch Geneva Bell. She married O.T. Maxwell, who preceded her in death. Maxwell was a member of Southside Baptist Church, where she played the organ and piano many years...
Imogene Carter (11/18/10)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Imogene R. Thele Carter, 71, of Bridgeton, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1939, in Leopold, daughter of Henry John and Matilda Ann Koenig Thele. She and Norman Eugene Carter Sr. were married May 30, 1970...
Births 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
Son to Justine Nicole Jurgensmeyer of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 8:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Name, Kaiden Clayton. Weight, 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Ms. Jurgensmeyer is the daughter of Tom and Jackie Linares of Cape Girardeau. Daughter to Charles Myon Garmon and Dionandrea Nasha Harris of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 4:40 p.m. ...
St. Mary Cathedral School (11/18/10)
St. Mary Cathedral School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Salma Abuhamda, Dawson Compas, Lilly Edwards, Paige Emmenderfer, Rachel Essner, Katelyn Friga, Sierra Greaser, Melanie Hayden, Taylor Nelson, Laura Santana, Sarah Smith, A.J. Stroup, Cassidy Swain, Abby Wilson...
Saxony Lutheran High School (11/18/10)
Saxony Lutheran High School Honor Roll with Distinction 12th grade: Lucy Gage, Gus Klaus, Alicia Petzoldt, Kayla Petzoldt. 11th grade: Alicia Arnold, Sam Breite, Kahri Diebold, Kaitlyn Harris, Nicole Hemmann, Kelsey James, Elizabeth Koehler, Luke Mueller, Lauren Niederstadt, Trent Steffens...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police/fire report 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: ...
Out of the past 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
Taking advantage of the pleasant weather, workers with the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department begin installation of Christmas street decorations in the downtown shopping district. Cape Girardeau's airport advisory board recommends the city council develop plans for a new terminal building at the airport, a move which could ultimately require voter approval of a 7-cent levy to finance and maintain it...
Mission trips (11/18/10)
While there is ample need in Southeast Missouri for charitable support, the need does not end here. Eight members of two Cape Girardeau churches recently flew to Haiti to help build six homes. The country is still rebuilding from a magnitude-7.0 earthquake nearly 10 months ago that killed an estimated 200,000 and left 2 million homeless...
Congress should make sacrifices (11/18/10)
The debt commission has leaked some of its recommendations to cut our spending and reduce our debt. It has said that we will all have to share in the sacrifice of cutting spending. I say one place we should make drastic cuts is in our congressional salaries, pensions and benefits...
Speak Out 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
I hope everyone read Alan Journet's Nov. 9 article. I agree 100 percent that our democracy is in jeopardy -- the worst it's been in history since Karl Rove, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS funneled millions of dollars to the GOP candidates...
Prayer 11/18/10 (11/18/10)
O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the wonderful things you have given us. Amen.
Terrific Tigers recognized at school board meeting (11/18/10)
Each month, outstanding students of Cape Public Schools are selected to receive the "Terrific Tiger Award" based upon service to others, leadership and scholarship. The students pictured above with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker and Board Vice-President Luther Bonds were recognized at the November board meeting. ...
Annual Heartland Heritage anthology available (11/18/10)
Heartland Heritage Anthology Published by Cape River Heritage Museum The Cape River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has published the first annual Heartland Heritage anthology featuring essays by local authors. The opening essay is "A Path for All Seasons," a reflection on the local landscape by the late Jean Bell Mosley, a widely published author of books and stories. ...
US Bank Donates to Saint Francis Medical Center (11/18/10)
US Bank donated to support the Family BirthPlace and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit families. Funding will allow Saint Francis to purchase nearly 80 vests to provide underprivileged mothers of fullterm and critically ill premature babies kangaroo care, often referred to as kangaroo mother care of skin-to-skin holding. The vest will allow parents to hold their infant directly skin-against-skin on their chest with the infant vest in only a diaper and a hat...
Annual Christmas Display (11/18/10)
Looking for new ideas on how to decorate your Christmas tree? Head up to the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum in Altenburg for the annual Christmas display. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/altenburg-museum-christmas-trees/ This tree, for example, titled Dressing for Christmas, is decorated with hankies and gloves...
Big Sissy and Little Brother (11/18/10)
Finally little brother came. Big Sis is so happy that she had to give him a kiss as she was feeding him a bottle. She loves her baby brother.
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