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EPA: Lead cleanup planned at St. Francois County schools (11/21/10)
FARMINGTON Mo. -- Lead-contaminated soil will be cleaned up at several schools and child care centers in St. Francois County, once the heart of eastern Missouri's old Lead Belt region, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. Recent tests showed high levels of lead in soil at 11 schools and 16 child care centers and Head Start facilities in St. Francois County in eastern Missouri, the EPA said in a news release...
Cape Girardeau County has strong demand for senior housing (11/21/10)
The demand for affordable senior housing in Cape Girardeau County is strong, as evidenced by a recent survey and an area developer. The United Way and the Community Caring Council conducted a senior needs assessment and found that more than 89 percent of Cape Girardeau County senior citizens were living either alone or with a spouse...
Lawrence murder conspiracy trial continued to May (11/21/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The three defendants authorities say are connected to the Oct. 27, 2009, murders of Jamie Lynn Orman and her sons will not appear before a judge again until next year.
Dobbins: Partnership with out-of-state university is nothing new (11/21/10)
Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins says there is nothing groundbreaking about the university's proposed partnership with Arkansas State University to establish a nursing program in Kennett, Mo. In a statement issued Friday afternoon, the president reiterated that the agreement would not violate Missouri higher education policy, defending against charges from Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Forest service plan to close roads in Mark Twain forest meets opposition (11/21/10)
ELLSINORE, Mo. -- To comply with a 2005 forest management plan and to combat illegal dumping and other unwanted activities, officials with the Mark Twain National Forest have been closing old, non-service roads across the district. The closures, however, have met with strong opposition...
Cape Girardeau smoking ban group turns in signatures (11/21/10)
A group that wants to ban smoking in bars and restaurants in Cape Girardeau has turned in a petition with 2,596 signatures, more than enough, if certified. to put the issue on a city ballot as early as April.
Saint Francis to cease hiring tobacco users (11/21/10)
If you are a smoker, forget about working at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The hospital will no longer hire smokers beginning Jan. 1. Saint Francis' "Current Openings" page on its website, includes a nicotine-free hiring policy. When logging on to the employment site, prospective candidates are greeted with this message:...
Hackers attempt to shut down Poplar Bluff's municipal Internet provider (11/21/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo -- The Poplar Bluff Police Department has contacted federal authorities regarding an investigation into an apparent cyber-attack on Municipal Utilities -- an effort apparently aimed at disrupting or shutting down its Internet service...
Boyd: Second album in the works (11/21/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- It was a good week for Neal E. Boyd. In addition to celebrating his 35th birthday, he learned Wednesday that the funding and rights were secured for a second album. He shared that news while addressing members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce at Thursday's monthly luncheon...
Former Fredericktown police officer pleads guilty to child sex crimes (11/21/10)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A former southeast Missouri police captain and Boy Scout leader has pleaded guilty to 22 counts related to the sexual abuse of minors. Forty-two-year-old Kenneth Tomlinson II appeared Friday in St. Charles County Circuit Court on a change of venue from Madison County. He pleaded guilty to 16 counts of statutory sodomy and three counts each of sexual exploitation of a minor and possessing child pornography...
Scott County bridge reopens after repairs (11/21/10)
The Route Z bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 2 in Scott County was reopened Friday, marking the 300th bridge improved through the Missouri Department of Transportation's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program. By the end of the year, it is estimated 325 to 330 bridges will be opened to traffic statewide. In 2011, 330 bridge projects are scheduled statewide, 86 in Southeast Missouri. For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation at 888-275-6626...
Ramps on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County reduced for pavement repair (11/21/10)
Ramps on northbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to a 10-foot width restriction Monday while contractor crews perform pavement repairs. The first section of roadway is the ramp from northbound Interstate 55 to U.S. 61, exit 105. ...
Interstate 55 in Scott County reduced for drainage work (11/21/10)
Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County between Route PP and U.S. 61 at Scott City will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Club news 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
Twenty two members and guests were in attendance for the Nov. 10 meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63. Hostesses were Patsy Kimbrel, Dorothy Klein and Barbara Yallaly. Yallaly, president, called the meeting to order and the opening prayer was offered by Catherine Allison...
Utilities helping Ameren Missouri get permit for second nuclear power plant (11/21/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A second nuclear power generating plant at the Ameren Missouri site in Callaway County is back on the front burner at the state Capitol. Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday that a consortium of the state's largest power companies will help Ameren with the cost of obtaining an "early site permit" from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ...
Pilots allowed to bypass stepped-up airport screening (11/21/10)
WASHINGTON -- Pilots are getting a break from enduring the stepped-up and intrusive screening of airline passengers that's causing a public outcry. Days before the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole offered little hope of a similar reprieve for regular passengers...
Negotiators give talks on climate agreement a second attempt (11/21/10)
NEW YORK -- The last time the world warmed, 120,000 years ago, the Cancun coast saw a 7-foot rise in sea level in a few decades. A week from now at that Mexican resort city, frustrated negotiators will try again to head off a new global deluge...
President says he wants U.S. troops out of combat in Afghanistan by end of 2014 (11/21/10)
LISBON, Portugal -- President Barack Obama on Saturday said for the first time he wants U.S. troops out of major combat in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the date he and other NATO leaders set for moving Afghans into the lead role in fighting the Taliban...
Pope: Some condom use a 'first step' in HIV fight (11/21/10)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV, saying male prostitutes who use condoms may be beginning to act responsibly. The pontiff has previously blamed condoms for making the AIDS crisis worse...
Eagle Ridge girls experience little resistance in 48-9 basketball win (11/21/10)
Tylar Kennedy outscored her team's opponent on her own Friday night. Kennedy scored 17 points to lead the Eagle Ridge girls basketball team to a 48-9 victory over Rivers of Life. Lindse Hamby pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Eagles. Nicole Mobley dished out six assists to help the Eagles earn the win...
Southeast clinches playoff berth (11/21/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team clinched a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth and the outright Ohio Valley Conference title Saturday.
Courtship series: Recruiting provides lifeblood of winners in men's college basketball (11/21/10)
Call it the courtship. The place where basketball talent -- high school, junior college and four-year college transfers -- and college coaches forge a relationship in an annual process: the distribution of college scholarships. It's a vital process for all parties...
Missouri basketball team's defense squeezes North Florida (11/21/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson challenged his players to hold the opposition scoreless the rest of the way during a timeout with about eight minutes to go Saturday. Maybe he should try that more often. The 15th-ranked Tigers set an arena record by forcing 34 turnovers and finished with a 24-0 run in a 96-58 rout over North Florida. The turnover count is believed to be a school record, and that full-court pressure fueled the shutout stand...
Tigers ground Cyclones in Big 12 football tilt (11/21/10)
AMES, Iowa -- Missouri was sputtering on offense and its 7-0 lead seemed tenuous. The Tigers needed a spark, and it came from an unlikely source. Punter Matt Grabner ran 15 yards on a fake on fourth-and-2 at his own 28, enabling No. 15 Missouri to continue a drive that resulted in a touchdown and finished off a 14-0 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night...
Louisville routs Southeast women's basketball team 97-43 (11/21/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team was steamrolled Friday night by the 2008-09 NCAA runner-up. Louisville scored the first 16 points and built a 33-point halftime lead on its way to a 97-43 romp in Louisville, Ky. The Cardinals of the Big East Conference improved to 3-1 while Southeast fell to 1-3...
Kangaroos hop past Southeast men's basketball team (11/21/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team held a narrow halftime lead for the second game in a row. But a squad used hot shooting on its home floor to pull away from the Redhawks for the second straight contest. Southeast fell to 0-3 with Saturday night's 70-62 loss at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which improved to 3-0...
Stingy defense key to Rams' wins (11/21/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Recalling Chris Long's dazzling spin move on a sack last week, the seasoned pass rusher on the other side of the St. Louis defensive line could not stifle a satisfied, fatherly chuckle. Long, the second overall pick in the 2008 draft, was in the 49ers' backfield all day and has a four-game sack streak. It's all music to the ears of mentor James Hall, an 11-year veteran...
Winchester's goal for Blues dispatches Devils (11/21/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Brad Winchester doesn't score much, so it's understandable that he relishes offensive opportunities when he gets them. Winchester, one of St. Louis' big-bodied forwards who is called upon to play in front of the net, redirected a point shot into the net 5:15 into the third period to break a tie and give the Blues a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night...
Cardinals' Westbrook pitched with injured left shoulder (11/21/10)
Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook won't be able to swing a bat early in spring training after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder shortly after the season. The injury was of little concern to the Cardinals, who signed the 33-year-old right-hander to a two-year contract extension this week...
How-to holiday: A few tips for holiday clean up and hot lines for food emergencies (11/21/10)
With the holiday season upon us, your home is set to be fun central for the next few months. But, with merriment comes messes. Whether you've got family, friends or co-workers visiting, your holiday festivities are sure to involve cookie crumbs, spilled glitter and scattered tinsel along with tracked-in snow and slush...
FYI 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
The Catholic Campus Ministry will present the Joy of Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Old St. Vincent's Church. Christmas cookies will be provided. Donations will be appreciated. The funds will support the students at the ministry. For more information, call 335-3899...
Adopt Loretta (11/21/10)
Adopt Peyton (11/21/10)
Pet of the week (11/21/10)
Pet name: Hampton Owners: Anna and Bonnie Hudson Favorite activity: Hiding in the curtains. ...
Continue being grateful (11/21/10)
So you think you have little for which to be thankful? Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it's a special time when people come together to give thanks to God. Although the holiday of Thanksgiving is often overlooked to prepare for Christmas, it is still important...
Deed of the Week: Area Boy Scouts collect food for the needy (11/21/10)
Area Boy Scouts have been up to a lot of good lately. Ten-year-old Tristan Ash, seen here, is just one member of Boy Scout Pack 200 in Dexter, Mo., collecting food for the needy. The pack, along with other Scouts in Southeast Missouri, has been placing plastic food bags on the front doors of residents for the Scouts' annual Scouting for Food food drive. ...
Message received: The Rev. Brad Moore is still preaching 32 years after his calling (11/21/10)
The Rev. Brad Moore of Advance First Church in Advance, Mo., didn't need to hear a burning bush speak to know God was speaking to him. Moore said he was sitting on his bicycle on the corner of Catalpa and Grant streets in Dexter, Mo., when he heard what he believed was the voice of God telling him to go to the nursing center close to him, because that would be the place he would preach his first message. Moore did and 32 years later, he is still delivering messages...
Being thankful shouldn't be overlooked (11/21/10)
It is time to dig out the fat pants, that special pair of paints that gives you a little extra room for another piece of pie, extra slice of turkey and a little more gravy to help everything slide down. Ready or not, Thanksgiving is this week. But this year it seems like it would be easy to miss. ...
Holiday hot lines (11/21/10)
Got a holiday meal emergency? Check out the companies below for last minute advice, troubleshooting, handy tips and recipes and rest a bit easier this season. 800-288-8372, butterball.com Offers bilingual assistance (English and Spanish), call or e-mail questions to talk@butterball.com. Get hooked up to Butterball Mobile for turkey tips and recipes, calculators and conversion measures directly on your mobile phone...
US Bank supports Jackson science teachers in NASA program (11/21/10)
US Bank in Jackson recently donated $1,000 to support five Jackson School District science teachers who are participating in a joint program with NASA and the National Science Teachers Association that allows them to perform experiments in microgravity. The Jackson teachers were among 12 groups chosen nationwide to participate in the program...
Kohl's donates to youth diabetes program (11/21/10)
Kohl's in Cape Girardeau recently donated $20,090 to the Kohl's Youth Diabetes Care Network, a service of Southeast Diabetes Center. Pictured from left are Southeast endocrinologist Dr. Wu Wen; Mary Etta Dunaway, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; Mary Burton-Hitt, executive director of the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation; Kohl's store manager David Bortner; Kohl's sales associate Margaret Fields; and registered nurse and certified diabetes educator Janet Stewart...
A medical mystery (11/21/10)
Editor's note: This is the last in a series of articles from the Dexter Daily Statesman focusing on special needs of special children. By NOREEN HYSLOP Dexter Daily Statesman BLOOMDFIELD, Mo. -- During the fifth month of Sharon Cox's pregnancy, she and her husband, Rodger, were told their baby girl would have problems. An ultrasound revealed the baby had no esophagus. It was a condition known as esophageal atresia, estimated to occur in one of every 4,425 births...
Hornet's nest fit for a queen (11/21/10)
A bald-faced hornet's nest like the one I've photographed here is built during springtime. A solitary fertilized female called a queen survives the winter by burrowing into a rotten log or into the ground safe beneath the fallen leaves of autumn. In spring she awakens and all by herself finds a location and begins to build a paper nest...
Anistyn Babcock-Sweeney (11/21/10)
Anistyn Riylee Babcock-Sweeney, 16 days, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the chapel, with the Rev. Richard VanWinkle officiating...
Jean Stearns (11/21/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Emma Jean Stearns, 82, of Marble Hill died at her home Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with inurnment to follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Sue Gray Heustess (11/21/10)
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Sue Gray Heustess, 81, of New Smyrna Beach died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at noon Dec. 11 in New Smyrna Beach.
Karen Wallace (11/21/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Karen Sue Currier Profilet Wallace, 66, of Anna died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. A prayer service will be held at 7:30. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna, with the Rev. Federico Higuera officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Hobert Kight Jr. (11/21/10)
Hobert S. Kight Jr, 66, of Delta died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 14, 1943, near Advance, Mo., son of Hobert Stanley and Oleta Mae Irwin Kight Sr. He married Joan Irene Dumey on Sept. 14, 1961...
Clara Crump (11/21/10)
MILLBURN, Ill. -- Clara H. Jacobs Crump, 100, of Millburn, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at Strang Funeral Home, 1055 Main St., Antioch, Ill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Millburn Cemetery in Old Mill Creek, Ill...
Isabelle Kappler (11/21/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Isabelle Marie Kappler, 89, of Sikeston died at 11:23 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Miner Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 7, 1921, at Oran, Mo., to the late George and Amanda Schwartz Gosche. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Sikeston and was a clerical office staff employee for 25 years for J.C. Penney Co. in downtown Sikeston and at the Kingsway Plaza Mall...
Clifford Wagoner (11/21/10)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Clifford E. Wagoner, 64, of Perkins died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Randles, son of Ray and Berneda Menz Wagoner. He married Mary Ann Richardson on Sept. 26, 1965. Clifford was an electrician, and then he worked as a self-employed truck contractor. He was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church in Randles...
Births 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
Son to Kevin and Kristen Goetz of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 10:08 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Name, Layton Steven. Weight, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, Second child, first son. Mrs. Goetz is the former Kristen Beckley, daughter of Frank and Sharon Beckley of Sparta, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Goetz are pharmaceutical sales representatives. He is the son of Larry and Vickie Goetz of Chaffee, Mo...
Hotop - Boyd (11/21/10)
Jennifer Diane Hotop and Daniel Christopher Boyd were married April 17, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. The Revs. John Harth and Walt Whited performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Kenneth and Cynthia Hotop of Jackson, and Robert K. and Margaret Boyd of St. Peters, Mo...
Matty - Brackett (11/21/10)
Tammy and David Dabbs of Cape Girardeau and Phillip and Robin Matty of Caruthersville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tasha Rae Matty, to Dustin E. Brackett. He is the son of Larry and Cindy Hargrave of Bethalto, Ill. Brackett is a 1998 graduate of Scott City High School. He is self-employed...
Kemp - Marberry (11/21/10)
Ron and Cindy Kemp of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Deanne Kemp, to Jacob William Marberry. He is the son of Wendy Marberry and Jim Hogg, and Mike Marberry, all of Cape Girardeau. Kemp is a 2007 graduate of Central High School. She is employed at Creative Compounds, LLC, in Scott City...
Goodman - Dannenmueller (11/21/10)
John Goodman of Humble, Texas, and Roxanne Smith of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Keeley "Raquel" Goodman, to Curtis Paul Dannenmueller. He is the son of Jack and Juanita Dannenmueller of Scott City. Goodman is a 2005 graduate of Scott City High School. ...
Schaefer - Mumiukha (11/21/10)
Ron and Patty Schaefer of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Jane Schaefer of Memphis, Tenn., to Francis Mumelo Wanjoya Mumiukha of McKenzie, Tenn. He is the son of Pius and Anne Mumiukha of Egerton, Kenya. Schaefer received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science: athletic training and master of science degree in human development and leadership in college student personnel from Murray State University in Murray, Ky. ...
Watkins - Meystedt (11/21/10)
David and Kathy Watkins of Oran, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Suzanne Watkins, to Jason Paul Meystedt, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Lisa and Barry Scroggins of Jackson and Jeff Meystedt of Oran. Watkins is a 2006 graduate of Scott City High School, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She expects to receive a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in May 2012...
Bittle - Gordon (11/21/10)
Jerry and Carla Bittle of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorie Ann Bittle, to Philip John Gordon. He is the son of John and Mary Gordon and Micky and Mike Conway of Kansas City, Mo. Bittle is a nurse. Gordon is a dentist. A Dec. 18, 2010, wedding is planned in Cape Girardeau...
Sullinger - 50 Years (11/21/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Avery Sullinger of Advance celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Nov. 7, 2010, at Fairview General Baptist Church. Hosts were their children. Sullinger and Judy Vangennip were married Oct. 28, 1960, in Advance...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police/fire report 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council has rejected the suggestion of council candidate Ken Richardson that the city drop its appeal of a circuit judge's decision barring the municipal government from any participation in the multipurpose building project...
School menus Nov. 22-26 (11/21/10)
MONDAY--Hot dog or turkey & cheese on bun, mac & cheese, cinnamon baked apples. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY--No classes. MONDAY--Turkey roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, biscuit, carrot cake cupcake...
Thanksgiving (11/21/10)
Editor's note: This is part one of a five-part Thanksgiving week guest column series. By Melody Hutson There are so many things to be thankful for, and every day we should stop and reflect on the blessings in our lives. I'm eternally thankful -- as many of you are -- for my grandchildren...
Christmas play (11/21/10)
Everyone has their favorite Christmas traditions. However, if you're looking for a new way to celebrate this Christmas, check out the holiday favorite "A Christmas Carol" to be performed by local actors from Project Stage Light. The actors, all of whom are VIP employees, will perform the original Charles Dickens production with the help of VIP staff and a simplified script...
An angel among us (11/21/10)
I have sat for a number of days with an angel close by. I glance at the picture with her radiant smile, the smile that melts my heart. I must relate something that has been on my mind constantly. The angel of whom I speak of is Kim McDowell. Through the Southeast Missourian newspaper, I had a friendly acquaintance with Kim. ...
The less government, the better (11/21/10)
I read where the Cape Girardeau City Council is looking for ways to monitor the over-the-counter drug pseudoephedrine which is used in making meth. I know how the government likes to "fix" everything, but here's a novel idea that won't place onerous restrictions on honest people: Install cameras above the registers where all these drugs are to be sold, then require that drugs be sold at this register. ...
Honoring caregivers (11/21/10)
I am the facilitator of a Parkinson's Support Group that has been meeting for more than 15 years. One of our charter members, David Robertson, passed away Nov. 10 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease which he lived with for more than 30 years. David was an inspiration to so many individuals who lived with this disease. He also contributed greatly to the group's knowledge about the disease in providing information on cutting edge research and treatments. He will be greatly missed...
Speak Out 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
REP. Jo Ann Emerson, State Senator Jason Crowell and local tea party interests have been vocal in their criticism of the Democrats' tax and spend policies. However, when Southeast Missouri State University proposed borrowing $58 million, these people were silent...
Prayer 11/21/10 (11/21/10)
O God, thank you for our country's leaders. Give them wisdom in their decisions. Amen.
Jackson Kiwanis sponsors 5k Run for the Kids (11/21/10)
The Jackson Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a 5K run/walk for the Kids at 8am, Sat., Dec. 11, 2010, starting and finishing at Orchard Elementary School, 1402 Orchard Dr., Jackson, MO. Proceeds from the run will be designated for Kids projects in Jackson: the Jackson Elks Christmas Baskets, the Jackson Police Department's Annual Toy Drive, and Kiwanis projects at Orchard Elementary School. ...
St Jude Fundraiser at Gordonville Grill (11/21/10)
This is our 3rd year running the St Judes half marathon and second year that we've signed up to be a St Judes Hero. It was really awesome how generous everyone was last year just with their donations. So this year we've tried several different fundraisers, from garage sales, Pampered Chef parties, and selling Candles...
All these lights wear us out (11/21/10)
Bailey and Carter were a huge help in getting the lights ready for Christmas. If you could read their thoughts they would be saying, are we done yet???
Autumn Along the Blue Ridge Parkway (11/21/10)
Autumn farm field and split rail fence along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Blomeyer's Montgomery Drive-In (11/21/10)
The concrete screen of the Montgomery Drive-In in Blomeyer looks like it's being consumed by creepy vines that are out of a sci-fi movie once projected on it. Go to http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/bloymeyer-drive-in-theater/ for photos of the theater in the 60s and today...
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