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Stories from Sunday, November 28, 2010

Local Zonta Club to volunteer next year in Haiti women's clinic (11/28/10)
As chairwoman of the local Zonta Club's international committee, Cheryl Mothes has spent years studying the lives of women around the world and sharing that information with her fellow Zontians. This spring, a group of Cape Girardeau Zonta members will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to help pregnant women and new mothers in a country still reeling from the January earthquake and a cholera outbreak...
Holiday shoppers brave crowds Friday, Saturday to get a deal (11/28/10)
Stores opened early for Black Friday in hopes shoppers would open their wallets in return. And they did just that, at least locally, based on reports of bustling shops, active cash registers and heightened retail expectations for what merchants see as the all-important kick-off to the holiday shopping season.
Cape casino would generate most new revenue, state study finds (11/28/10)
Cape Girardeau would be the best spot for a new Missouri casino, according to an economic impact study released Friday by the Missouri Gaming Commission. The independent study says an Isle of Capri casino here would outperform its big-city competitors for the state's 13th gambling license in every financial category.
Credit card company's promotion focuses on mom-and-pop retailers (11/28/10)
For Holiday 365 Florist and Gifts, this is the most wonderful time of the year. From brightly lit trees and holiday-themed scented candles to a steady stream of holiday music, Holiday 365 on Cape Girardeau's Main Street is alive with Christmas spirit...
National Guard decides to keep armory in Portageville open (11/28/10)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard has reversed its decision on closing the Portageville armory. In a statement, the Missouri National Guard said it has completed its review of the inventory of National Guard armories throughout the state...
Area farmers win money for not-for-profit groups in Monsanto drawing (11/28/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Some rural not-for-profit organizations are benefiting from local farmers' crop production and from a bit of their luck, too. In January, Monsanto created America's Farmers Grow Communities Project, which allows farmers to register to win $2,500 for their favorite community charity. The initial program made awards through a random selection in Arkansas, Iowa and Missouri -- including farmers in Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi and Stoddard counties...
Club news 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
The Oak Ridge Homemakers FCE members gathered on Nov. 16 at the home of Betty Dellinger. A Thanksgiving meal was served to the 10 members and one guest attending. Jean Rehak received the hostess gift by winning a Thanksgiving game. Billie Criddle gave a devotion entitled "Believe and seeing the best."...
Steele's tenure as Republican National Committee chief may be nearing end (11/28/10)
WASHINGTON -- A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interviews with committee members...
Feds: Somali-born teen plotted car bombing in Oregon (11/28/10)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said. The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said...
Two in Colorado find business niche cleaning up after house parties (11/28/10)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Your head aches, you're hungry and your house is littered with sticky plastic cups. Who do you call? Hangover Helpers. Two University of Colorado graduates are marketing a new business by that name in Boulder, home of CU's main campus. They'll bring in breakfast burritos and Gatorade the morning after a party -- and clean up the mess...
Troop survey finds majority have no issue with gays in military (11/28/10)
WASHINGTON -- When a majority of troops told the Pentagon this summer they didn't care if gays were allowed to serve openly in the military, it was in sharp contrast to the time when America's fighting forces voiced bitter opposition to accepting racial minorities and women in the services...
Deal on Ireland's bailout could come today (11/28/10)
DUBLIN -- An Irish government minister said Saturday he expects an agreement within the next 24 hours on an EU-IMF bailout loan for Ireland worth about $115 billion, but he rejected reports that the aid could come with a punitively high interest rate...
U.S. and South Korea push ahead with war games (11/28/10)
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea -- The United States and South Korea prepared for war games today as South Koreans demanded vengeance over a deadly North Korean artillery bombardment that has raised fears of more clashes between the rivals. The North, meanwhile, worked to justify one of the worst attacks on South Korean territory since the 1950-1953 Korean War. ...
Would-be plane hijacker arrested in Iran (11/28/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A man attempting to hijack a Syria-bound flight carrying a number of Iranian lawmakers was arrested on board, Iran's state radio reported Saturday. Security guards on the Tehran-Damascus flight thwarted the attempt and arrested the suspect, the report said. No one was hurt...
Courtship series: Junior college offers chance to boost stock (11/28/10)
Junior colleges provide a steppingstone for high school players who are deemed unprepared or are overlooked by four-year colleges in the world of college basketball recruiting. Junior colleges offer players a chance to play more minutes, receive exposure from coaches at four-year colleges and improve academically...
High school roundup: SCC boys drop basketball season opener (11/28/10)
All the scores from Friday and Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Courtship series: Niemczyk parlays juco success into Division I scholarship (11/28/10)
Nick Niemczyk had no Division I basketball scholarship offers when he graduated from Bell City High School in 2008. Niemczyk, a 6-foot-1 guard who averaged 30 points per game as senior, was recruited by several Division II and NAIA programs. He could have taken that route to an athletic scholarship...
Road unkind to Redhawks women's basketball team (11/28/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team never led during Saturday's 54-40 loss at the University of Texas-Arlington. Both squads are 2-4. Southeast pulled into one tie, at 2-2, and trailed just 12-9 more than 11 minutes into the game before the Mavericks began to pull away...
Missed FTs haunt improving Redhawks men's basketball team (11/28/10)
Arkansas State brought back most of the players from last year's basketball team that routed Southeast Missouri State by 24 points in Cape Girardeau. It's probably a sign of how much second-year Southeast coach Dickey Nutt has upgraded the Redhawks' talent level that they took ASU to the wire in Saturday's rematch...
Missouri football team's defense bottles up rival Kansas (11/28/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri never has played better defensively in a Big 12 game -- and now the Tigers might never play another Big 12 game. In a 35-7 victory over Kansas on Saturday, the No. 15 Tigers held their archrivals to 141 yards, the fewest they've allowed a conference opponent in the Big 12's 15 seasons...
Top 2 rookie QBs meet today, sort of (11/28/10)
DENVER -- The top two quarterbacks selected in the draft seven months ago will meet on the same football field today. While top overall pick Sam Bradford leads the St. Louis Rams (4-6) into Invesco Field, Tim Tebow once again will serve as the backup to prolific passer Kyle Orton, even with the Denver Broncos idling at 3-7...
Pet of the week (11/28/10)
Pet names: Carter and Bailey Owner: Steve Cole Favorite activity: Helping check the Christmas lights.
Father and son tandem preach the gospel (11/28/10)
Ministering to youth and watching them grow and spread to preach around the country are some of the many blessings counted by the Rev. Ronnie L. Brown and his wife, Marilyn, who were recently honored with a weekend of special events for 25 years of service by Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jackson...
Women's group donates to Southeast Missouri Food Bank (11/28/10)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri's GRACES Women's Council recently donated $10,360 to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank in support of the BackPacks for Fridays program at Jefferson Elementary. Thirty-seven families are being served by the program at Jefferson. Pictured from left are GRACES members Beverly Noffel and, Bekki Kies, Missy Rice with the food bank and GRACES member Georganne Syler...
Adopt Gabbi (11/28/10)
Chaffee man completes ROTC course (11/28/10)
Chaffee, Mo., resident Duston R. Colegate graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The 32-day course included professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. ...
Cape Girardeau Boy Scout receives Eagle Award (11/28/10)
Cape Girardeau Boy Scout Sam Rhodes recently received the Eagle Award from Boy Scout Troops No. 5 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 Girardeau Central High School. ...
Deed of the week 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
Grace United Methodist Church Kids of the Kingdom members Hayden Smee, Evelin Frazier, and Miles Frazier were pictured packaging cookies in preparation for the Southeast Missouri Food Bank Bake Sale at the Show Me Center which took place last week. The Kingdom Kids baked and packaged the cookies for the sale...
Homes for the holidays (11/28/10)
The Cape Girardeau Lutheran Family and Children's Services has once again found homeowners in the area who not only open their hearts to give, they open their doors to the public.
FYI 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
Mike Dumey and Friends will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Deerfield Lodge in Cape Girardeau. The show will feature Casie Janet Mills with special guests Mary Bauer, Brodrick Twiggs and Lauren Dumey. Comedy Christmas favorites will be performed and a buffet-style dinner will be served. Dinner and showcase tickets are $32. The buffet will be catered by Tractors. For reservations, call 334-7602...
Adopt Sunshine (11/28/10)
British brides deal with fear of overlapping royal wedding date (11/28/10)
The Associated Press LONDON -- The wedding of Wills and Kate is the only one that matters next year. Unless, of course, you're having one yourself. Britain was captivated by speculation over where and when their prince will wed -- but few were keeping their eyes peeled as much as British brides-to-be. ...
Harvesting the fruit of the spirit (11/28/10)
Of all the Christmas cookies, pies and cakes none is feared but the dreaded fruitcake. It seems that nearly every family has a fruitcake story. When the rare Christmas tornado came through town, it blew away Grandma's house -- walls, furniture, even the freezer. Everything was gone except for the kitchen table being held down by the fruitcake...
Let the faith argument continue (11/28/10)
At the risk of provoking some potentially unpleasant responses to this column, the TV show "House" has some intriguing theology in it. In a recent episode, the fictional Dr. Gregory House, a confirmed agnostic and brilliant physician, tells a patient who sees God in every circumstance, in every up and down of his treatment, that his thinking process is all wrong: "Punishment, no punishment, it's all God's doing, isn't it? What an interesting intellectual argument!" offers a scornful House. ...
Frost-covered nature (11/28/10)
This picture shows early morning frost on honeysuckle leaves and a red oak leaf. There are several kinds of frost. The frost shown here is called radiation frost, commonly known as hoarfrost. Frost formed on these leaves during a recent cold calm night. The leaves chilled to a temperature below 32 degrees. Water vapor in the cool air deposited on the leaves and formed small ice crystals. Frost is more likely to form when a cold night is clear and there is little or no wind...
Kelly Yates (11/28/10)
KELSO, Mo. — Kelly L. Yates, 57, of Kelso died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo.
Stanley Shumpert (11/28/10)
QULIN, Mo. — Stanley Ervin Shumpert, 64, of Qulin died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Mary Lou Wendel (11/28/10)
Mary Lou Wendel, 77, of Jackson died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Dorothy Wooley (11/28/10)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- Dorothy A. Wooley, 93, of Ballwin, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at West County Care Center in Manchester, Mo. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at noon Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cliff Morehead officiating...
Vesta Lucy (11/28/10)
Fenton, Mo. -- Vesta S. Lucy, 86, of Fenton, formerly of Glenallen, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at her residence. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at noon Monday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo. The Rev. Diana Cook will officiate...
Rose Smith (11/28/10)
Rose Marie Smith, 84, of Oak Ridge passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at her home. She was born March 21, 1926, daughter of George and Myrtle Reddell Keller. She and Wilburn E. Smith were married Sept. 19, 1942, in Paragould, Ark. He passed away March 12, 2002...
Helen Lohmeier (11/28/10)
Helen Marie Lohmeier, 97, of Cape Girardeau died at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 5, 1913, in Cape Girardeau to Henry and Frances Scherf Hanf. She married Herman Lohmeier on June 12, 1949. He preceded her in death June 5, 1993...
Evert Weber (11/28/10)
Evert Harold Weber, 86, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born April 1, 1924, in Pocahontas, Mo., son of Gottfried and Lena Krannawetter Weber. He and Lillian Davis were married June 25, 1949, at Zion Parsonage in Pocahontas. ...
Elizabeth Grimes (11/28/10)
Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Grimes, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Guy V. and Thelma Dillingham Rose. She and Monroe "Montey" Grimes were married May 4, 1974, at Cape Girardeau. He survives...
Carolyn Keesee (11/28/10)
Carolyn Kay Keesee, 63, of Scott City died Nov. 25, 2010, at her home in Scott City. She was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of Harold Edmund and Helen Louise Mayberry Keesee. She was an elementary art teacher at New Madrid Elementary School and a member of First Assembly of God in Scott City and MSTA of Missouri...
Carol Farrar (11/28/10)
Carol Ann Miner Farrar passed away at her son's home in St. Charles, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. She was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Endicott, N.Y., to Ernest Miner and Marie McCarty. Carol was raised in Cape Girardeau by Ernest and Frances Miner. She graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1954...
Fischer - Reid (11/28/10)
Justine Marishka Fischer and Staff Sgt. Jeremy William Reid were married July 3, 2010, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Ubly, Mich. The Rev. Joseph Griffin performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Valerie Fischer of Bad Axe, Mich., and Don and Elizabeth Reid of Jackson...
Mainord - Hanner (11/28/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Sarah Elizabeth Mainord and Joshua David Hanner were married June 19, 2010, at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Harry Sharp performed the ceremony. Reader was Martha Mainord of East Prairie, Mo., aunt of the bride. A four-string quartet provided music, and soloist was Kevin Mainord of East Prairie, uncle of the bride...
Young - Dormeyer (11/28/10)
Lesley Michele Young and Phillip Ryan Dormeyer were united in marriage June 12, 2010, at Francis Street First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph, Mo. Dr. Susan Ventura performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kathleen Young of St. Joseph. The groom is the son of Katherine Davis of Jackson...
Michelsen - Renes (11/28/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Eric and Valerie Michelsen of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica R. Michelsen, to Matthew L. Renes of Vienna, Mo. He is the son of Paul and Laura Renes of Edmond, Okla. Michelsen is a 2007 graduate of Oran High School. She expects to receive a degree in elementary education from Lindenwood University in May 2011. She is employed at Little Guppy Child Development Center in St. Charles, Mo...
Seabaugh - 70 Years (11/28/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Buford Seabaugh of the Lutheran Home celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception Sept. 26, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Hosts were their son, granddaughter, and friends, Christy Bock and Mike and Joyce Kester. The couple was married Sept. 28, 1940...
Sweet - 25 Years (11/28/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Sweet of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner party Nov. 6, 2010. The event was held at the home of Kathy and Dwayne Kirchhoff of Cape Girardeau, sister and brother-in-law of Mrs. Sweet. Sweet and Becky Lueder were married Nov. 16, 1985, at Scriptural Lutheran Church, by the Rev. Henry Geishen. Their attendants were Connie Farris Brown and Mark Stovall...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson fire report 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
Fire Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: ...
Jackson police report 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Summons...
Out of the past 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
Thanksgiving Day. The Cape Girardeau Ministerial Alliance sponsors the annual community service in the evening at St. Mary's Cathedral; speaker is Arthur Kelley, director of pastoral care at Saint Francis Medical Center; the service is moved to St. Mary's from Old St. Vincent's Church because of the latter's restoration work...
School menus Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 (11/28/10)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Homestyle chicken bites or ham & cheese on bun, broccoli & cheese sauce, mixed fruit cup, sugar cookie with sprinkles. TUESDAY--French toast sticks & sausage patty or turkey & cheese on bun, potato tots, pears...
Graduation rates (11/28/10)
Education has garnered attention lately with the release of the documentary "Waiting for Superman." While the Cape Girardeau School District has produced many outstanding graduates, including several National Merit finalists, overall graduation rates are a concern...
Government intervention needed (11/28/10)
I would think individuals would be concerned about ingredients to meth being sold at a local drugstore to the point of having the government intervene and require a doctor's prescription. Walgreens already has security cameras everywhere and take driver's license numbers from the people purchasing these types of medications. Their computer only lets each person on record to have a certain amount. That's Walgreen's policy; I asked...
VIP and funding (11/28/10)
I find it hard to believe that VIP Industries in Cape Girardeau has as much capital as it does, yet it still requires the assistance of my tax dollars through the Cape Girardeau County SB40 board. In 2009, VIP had assets totaling approximately $22 million...
Speak Out 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
IT is beyond sickening that the Missouri Legislature is so in the hands of Big Pharma that we must go community by community to ban over-the-counter substances containing pseudoephedrine. I am against peripheral zoning. At the recent meeting, the residents of this area were told by a city official that this has come about because the of the residents of Whispering Oaks who live near the wild west show. It seems that the wild west show was there before any subdivision...
Prayer 11/28/10 (11/28/10)
O Lord, thank you for hearing our prayers and encouraging us with your word. Amen.
First Rain of Fall (11/28/10)
The rain this past week was really the first of the Fall and left these drops hanging on a colorful limb.
Frost Flowers (11/28/10)
In the Fall or Winter with just the right conditions water will be extruded from plant stems and then freeze into ribbons known as frost flowers. This formed during an overnight freeze in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in October of 2006
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