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Man charged in alleged sophisticated marijuana grow operation in Stoddard County to appear in court (11/22/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- One of two men accused in an October marijuana arrest south of Dexter will make an appearance in court this Wednesday. Robert Williams, 45, faces the Class A felony charge of drug trafficking in the first degree and the Class B felony charge of manufacturing marijuana (a controlled substance)...
Steam engines to pass through towns that win online Union Pacific contest (11/22/10)
It's been decades since a steam-powered locomotive passed through Cape Girardeau, but a Union Pacific online contest gives people the power to route the train to their hometowns. City leaders are encouraging residents to vote for Cape Girardeau in the Union Pacific Great Excursion Adventure -- You Route the Steam contest, in which steam locomotives will pass though towns that receive the most votes...
Thousands come out for arts and crafts shows in Cape Girardeau, Jackson (11/22/10)
Good prices, art and crafts, holiday gift ideas and possibly the sweet-smelling kettle corn drew thousands of people to the annual collectibles shows held in Cape Girardeau and Jackson over the weekend. More than 300 exhibitors filled the Show Me Center and the Osage Community Centre for the 40th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza. Admission to the shows benefited the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and the programs its provides for children...
United Way's LIFE program doubles student participation (11/22/10)
As it embarks on its fifth year, a collaborative program between area schools and the United Way of Southeast Missouri has a lot to boast about: Ever-growing student participation has translated into higher attendance rates, better grades and fewer discipline referrals...
Malden, Mo., pastor takes over as Teen Challenge director (11/22/10)
As the new executive director of Teen Challenge International Mid-America, the Rev. James Bolin was still learning the nuts and bolts of his position, but he said he feels his being chosen for the position was part of a divine plan. "There's nothing greater than being in God's perfect will," Bolin said...
Job searches even tougher for the disabled, but local programs aim to help (11/22/10)
Workers with disabilities want employers to see what they can do, not what they can't. "It's frustrating. People notice my canes before they notice me," said a 61-year-old Jackson woman who asked that her name not be used. The woman, who has cerebral palsy, lost her job as a filing clerk in a medical office in May...
Coroner: Assaulted East Prairie woman dies in hospital (11/22/10)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- An East Prairie woman allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend has died. Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker said Laura Faison, 28, was taken to the hospital last week for injuries from what appears to be a case of domestic violence...
Scott County circuit clerk's office dealing with too few staff members (11/22/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- If you haven't been getting as quick of a response from the Scott County circuit clerk's office that you are used to, it isn't because they aren't trying. "We're asking for patience from everyone as we diligently explore every opportunity to improve our services while absorbing ever-increasing limitations," Circuit Clerk Christy Hency said. "We are no longer able to make entries or update files as quickly as we used to."...
Attorney general, incoming Stoddard County prosecuting attorney discuss cases (11/22/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County's prosecuting attorney-elect, Russ Oliver, met with Attorney General Chris Koster at his office in Jefferson City, Mo., recently. "It was a very productive meeting," said Oliver, who defeated incumbent Briney Welborn in the Nov. ...
BP claims a gamble: Get check now, risk less later (11/22/10)
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- Fishermen and business owners stung by a summer of lost revenue from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have until Wednesday to file their compensation claims for short-term damages, and then they have to ask themselves: Do I feel lucky?...
TSA chief: Screenings not changing (11/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- The head of the agency responsible for airport security, facing protests from travelers and pressure from the White House, appeared to give ground Sunday on his position that there would be no change in policies regarding invasive passenger screening procedures...
Ireland follows Greece's lead, asks EU for loan (11/22/10)
DUBLIN -- Debt-crippled Ireland formally applied Sunday for a massive EU-IMF loan to stem the flight of capital from its banks, joining Greece in a step unthinkable only a few years ago when Ireland was a booming Celtic Tiger and the economic envy of Europe...
U.S. scientist says N. Korea has new nuclear facility (11/22/10)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has secretly and quickly built a new, highly sophisticated facility to enrich uranium, according to an American nuclear scientist, raising fears that the North is ramping up its atomic program despite international pressure...
Pope's comments met with praise, wariness (11/22/10)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some Catholic believers in the Americas greeted Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments on condoms as a sign the church was stepping into the modern debate in the fight against AIDS, though the church was adamant Sunday that nothing has changed in its views banning contraception...
Hoping for tax revenue, N. Calif. cities bring marijuana growing into the light (11/22/10)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- As numerous cities get set to levy voter-approved taxes on medical marijuana retailers, some municipalities in Northern California are already moving aggressively toward creating government-sanctioned marijuana farms to help supply them...
Iran sets February trial date for 3 U.S. hikers accused of espionage (11/22/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- The lawyer for three Americans facing espionage charges in Iran said Sunday that a new trial date of Feb. 6 has been set but that the judge has refused to allow him to meet with his clients to prepare a defense. The trial was to have started Nov. 6, but authorities said they delayed it because one of the Americans, who was freed on bail, had not been summoned to return to the country to appear in court...
Suspected U.S. missiles kill six in Pakistan (11/22/10)
MIR ALI, Pakistan -- Four suspected U.S. missiles slammed into a house in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing six people in an area near the Afghan border teeming with local and foreign militants, intelligence officials said. The strike, carried out by at least one unmanned aircraft, was part of the Obama administration's intensified campaign to use drones to target militants who regularly stage cross-border attacks against foreign troops in Afghanistan...
Redhawks receive first-round bye in football playoffs (11/22/10)
The Southeast Missouri State football team will play at Eastern Washington.
Redhawks seek first win in home opener (11/22/10)
Southeast opens its home schedule after dropping its first three games on the road
Redhawks' playoff foe is on a run (11/22/10)
Southeast Missouri State's first football playoff opponent in school history has been on a roll. The Eastern Washington Eagles began the season 2-2 but enter the 20-team Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) postseason tournament on a seven-game winning streak...
Rams unable to contain Falcons' steady attack (11/22/10)
Atlanta rallied to a 34-17 victory and dropped the Rams to 4-6
Redhawks focus on winning their first playoff game (11/22/10)
This type of Southeast Missouri State football season doesn't come along often -- actually never -- so it's only natural that fans are excited. I was impressed by the turnout at Outback Steakhouse for Sunday's early morning playoff watch party...
Learn about Black Friday deals on Twitter (11/22/10)
As thousands of shoppers kick off the holiday shopping season Friday in Cape Girardeau, I hope they'll share their experiences as part of a Twitter experiment. I'm embarking on a social media project that seeks to connect area shoppers through Twitter...
People on the move 11/22/10 (11/22/10)
Jennifer and Rhett Hendrickson of Hendrickson Business Advisors have spun off their business brokerage operations and will now be offering comprehensive business brokerage services through Murphy Business and Financial Corp. Murphy is one of the largest and most successful business brokerage firms in North America with brokers throughout the United States and Canada specializing in businesses for sale, franchises, valuations and related services. ...
Talking shop with Mary Ann Sample, owner of Crystal Cowgirl (11/22/10)
Mary Ann Sample started her business in a kiosk at West Park Mall in 2003, and through the years it has grown into a wholesale company she calls Crystal Cowgirl. She was motivated to start her own business as a way to earn extra money to pay for therapies and hearing aids for her two children, who both suffer hearing loss as Ludwig van Beethoven. Earlier this year she opened a retail store, Imagine That, at the mall featuring her crystal designs on boots, hats, mirrors and more...
Anistyn Babcock-Sweeney (11/22/10)
On Nov. 19, 2010, our precious angel, Anistyn Riylee Babcock-Sweeney, left to be with our Lord in heaven. At the gates she was met by her great-grandpa Babcock and her loving uncles Barry and Ray Ashby. They are now caring for her, smiling with her, and they are all watching over Vanessa and her family...
Virgie Boland (11/22/10)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Virgie V. Boland, 94, of Minnith, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center in Ste. Genevieve. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday...
Lela Peterman (11/22/10)
ANNA, Ill., -- Lela M. Peterman, 85, of Anna, formerly of Cobden, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Peterman and the Rev. Randy Casten officiating...
Evelyn Miller (11/22/10)
Evelyn Johnson Miller, 79, of Diehlstadt, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 16, 1931, at East Prairie, Mo., to the late Tom and Clara Hale Johnson, she lived in Mississippi and Scott counties her entire life and was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church. On Feb. 2, 1949, she married Jasper William "J.W." Miller, who survives of the home...
Malesa Talmage (11/22/10)
Malesa Beth Talmage, 51, of Cypress, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Ill. Malesa was born in Cape Girardeau and raised in Grand Chain, Ill. She graduated from Century Unit District 100 High School in 1977 to attend Shawnee College, where she graduated in 1979. ...
Advance Junior-Senior High (11/22/10)
Advance Junior & Senior High School 12th grade: Jonathan Beal, Kourtney Brown, Haley Gifford, Grant Gray, Braden Hawkins, Leah Kidd, John Middleton, Kyndel Page, Andrea Parris, Heather Powers, Hunter Shoemaker, Bekah Shrum. 11th grade: Paige Clark, Miles Jones, Megyn Kennedy, Ethan Manuel, Kayla McCabe, Jenny Rodgers, Lindsey Sullinger...
Jackson fire report 11/22/10 (11/22/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: * Emergency medical service on East Jackson Boulevard. * A first alarm on East Main Street.
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/22/10 (11/22/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/22/10 (11/22/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assault Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 11/22/10 (11/22/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Citing Scott County's inability to obtain liability insurance, Sheriff Bill Ferrell has closed the county jail here, transferring 24 prisoners to other jails in the county. ORAN, Mo. -- Arrangements are being made between Scott County officials and municipal officials here to provide permanent full-time police protection for Oran through the Scott County Sheriff's Department; the move was precipitated by the resignation last week of Oran's chief of police and two full-time patrolmen.. ...
Thank you, God ... and thank you, Darla (11/22/10)
Editor's note: This is part two of a five-part Thanksgiving week guest column series. *** As we come upon Thanksgiving, it's time for us to pause and reflect on the things for which we are grateful. I am certainly most appreciative for the blessings of my immediate and extended families, my health, my friends and my job. As I think of the many blessings, my sister Darla is also included...
Thanksgiving dinner (11/22/10)
Thanksgiving dinner is a joyous occasion that most of us look forward to with great anticipation. But not all in Cape Girardeau have the resources to enjoy this holiday feast. To meet this need, the Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. ...
Shelter success (11/22/10)
On Oct. 10, 16 churches from Cape Girardeau County responded to a request from the Sprig of Hope Homeless Shelter and gave their members 10 reasons to invest $10 to provide 10 beds for the homeless in our community. The United Way of Southeast Missouri began the event with a gift of $1,000. The result was almost $10,000 to go toward making the necessary renovations to provide a safe, legal shelter for those in need...
Speak Out 11/22/10 (11/22/10)
ARE all families as disgusted with the poor choices we have in television as I am? THE U.S. now has more troops deployed in Germany than Iraq. Combined U.S. troops in Germany and Japan is more than 90,000. While discussing cutting government spending, why not bring some of these service men and women back to bases within our borders so they can stimulate local economies while saving taxpayers money...
Prayer 11/22/10 (11/22/10)
O God, thank you for friends and the reminder they are of your love for us. Amen.
Thank You Southeast Missouri (11/22/10)
Thank you Southeast Missouri for filling 16,055 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. A special thank you to Genesis trucking, KGMO, KHIS, KFVS-12, Gospel Land, and Lifeway along with the hundreds of volunteers who worked this shoe box season. This was a record year for OCC in Souhteast Missouri...
Boy Scout Recieves Eagle Award (11/22/10)
Sam Rhodes of Cape Girardeau recieved the Eagle Award from Boy Scout Troop 5 on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the VFW Hall in Cape Girardeau. Sam is the son of Mark and Pam Rhodes of Cape Girardeau and is a sophomore at Cape Central High School.
Cape Central Scholar Bowl team celebrates big win (11/22/10)
Scholars, coaches, parents and administrators had reason to celebrate after the recent JV Scholar Bowl competition held at Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau. In the photo above, Cape Central teammates pose with the championship plaque earned in competition with Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran, Poplar Bluff, Jackson, Desoto, Jefferson, Perryville, and Fredericktown High Schools. ...
Butterfly (11/22/10)
Took this shot in the woods in Van Buren
K-Kids Rake N Run (11/22/10)
About 90 kids from Cape Central Middle School raked 27 yards today. The Rake N Run activity is a service project for their newly formed K-Kids program. K-Kids is a youth service leadership sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club.
CHS students watch news of JFK's shooting (11/22/10)
Forty-seven years ago, Central High School students gathered around a black and white TV hastily set up in the gym to watch the news of the Kennedy assassination unfold. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/central-high-school/tornado-drills-and-jfks-assassination/...
Late Afternoon Light (11/22/10)
The late afternoon sunlight was causing weeds in the field to have a wonderful glow. My black german shepherd dog Gretchen walked into the scene completing the image with her dark silhouette.
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