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Jackson Christmas program garners 'amazing response' from donors (12/10/10)
Jackson organizations joined forces to help the less fortunate in their area Thursday. For 25 years, the Jackson Elks have been organizing a Christmas basket giveaway and food drive to benefit families living in the Jackson School District, and the program chairman said community donations have been overwhelming this year...
Racy situation, difficult characters challenge young cast in River Campus production (12/10/10)
Southeast Missouri State University's Theatre and Dance Department's production of "In the Boom Boom Room" opened Wednesday night, bringing some actors to the stage for the first time and placing them in racy situations. Written by Dave Raber, "In the Boom Boom Room" centers around the life and mishaps of young woman named Chrissy (played by Lillian Johnson). ...
Owner hopes to see Reynolds House renovated with casino going up next door (12/10/10)
One of Cape Girardeau's oldest existing structures, built in part by slave labor in the days leading up to the Civil War, is about to come face to face with the city's flashy future. And as a brand-new $125 million Isle of Capri casino goes up just yards away from the 153-year-old Reynolds House...
'Spamalot' coming to River Campus Sunday (12/10/10)
Entertainment at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus this season has for the most part been primarily mainstream fare -- classical and big band music, a dance troupe, a one-woman comedy and a classic Broadway musical. This Sunday evening, that will change...
Kinder Morgan CEO focused on philanthropy (12/10/10)
He's known to eschew attention, but Rich Kinder -- a world-renowned businessman and philanthropist -- can't help but be in the public eye. Kinder certainly is in Cape Girardeau, where he and his wife, Nancy, will donate $1 million for the planned Cape Girardeau Central High School auditorium. The money will be used to build a balcony, which will add 250 seats to the $7.1 million auditorium, slated for completion in 2012 and to be named the Richard D. Kinder Performance Hall...
Scott City joins list of towns with pseudoephedrine regulations (12/10/10)
After a city council vote Monday, Scott City became the latest Southeast Missouri city to regulate the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine.
Aid group for families of police, first responders expanding to Cape Girardeau County (12/10/10)
Like the fallen first responders it assists, The BackStoppers Inc. knows a thing or two about a rapid response. As of Dec. 2, the St. Louis-based organization that financially supports the spouses and children of police officers, firefighters and other publicly funded emergency medical responders who die in the line of duty is available to help families in Cape Girardeau County...
Poplar Bluff School District facing $2.75 million budget deficit (12/10/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Cutting employees and reducing health insurance benefits are among steps the Poplar Bluff School Board must consider to reduce a projected $2.75 million budget deficit in the next fiscal year, according to information presented Tuesday at a workshop session...
Cape County Commission awards insurance contract (12/10/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved the recommendations of the county's health insurance committee and awarded the 2011 employee group health insurance contract to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Total annual cost will be $1,007,218.60. The commission also agreed to reimburse employees $500 once their $1,000 annual deductible has been met...
Department of Conservation says Missouri deer harvest numbers continue to lag (12/10/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Hunters checked 15,226 deer during the antlerless portion of Missouri's firearms deer season Nov. 24 through Dec. 5, bringing the total deer tally for the year to 217,281. Top harvest counties for the 12-day antlerless hunt were Macon with 453 deer checked, Benton with 430 and Callaway with 401...
Hookups of Scott County water district customers continue (12/10/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- If things continue to go well for Scott County's newest rural water district, its first residential customers should have water by Christmas. Water district manager Tim McIntyre updated Scott County commissioners on Public Water Supply District No. 4's progress during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Senate blocks repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' (12/10/10)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked a major year-end push by Democrats to lift the military's ban on openly gay troops Thursday, dealing a huge blow to gay rights groups' hopes for repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" any time soon. President Barack Obama instantly appealed to lawmakers to make another, last-ditch try before going home for the year...
Way cleared for tax cut bill; energy breaks added (12/10/10)
WASHINGTON -- The White House and key lawmakers cleared the way Thursday night for swift Senate action to avert a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for nearly all Americans, agreeing to extend breaks for ethanol and other forms of alternative energy as part of the deal...
FAA loses track of 119,000 aircraft, orders reregistration (12/10/10)
NEW YORK -- The Federal Aviation Administration is missing key information on who owns one-third of the 357,000 private and commercial aircraft in the U.S. -- a gap the agency fears could be exploited by terrorists and drug traffickers. The records are in such disarray that the FAA says it is worried that criminals could buy planes without the government's knowledge, or use the registration numbers of other aircraft to evade new computer systems designed to track suspicious flights. ...
Pa. couple charged with dismembering California man (12/10/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Authorities were on the hunt for a Pennsylvania couple after the body of a good Samaritan who befriended them was cut into pieces and stashed in a backpack and under a bed in a Skid Row hotel room, police and family said. Edward Garcia Jr., 36, and Melissa Hope Garcia, 25, who also goes by the name Melissa Turner, were charged Tuesday with murder and the special circumstances of torture in the Thanksgiving killing of Herbert Tracy White, 49, of Los Angeles...
Poll finds public blames students, not schools, for low grad rates (12/10/10)
The public pins most of the blame for poor college graduation rates on students and their parents and gives a pass to colleges, government officials and others, a new Associated Press-Stanford University poll shows. All sectors of American higher education received high marks for quality. That extends to for-profit colleges, despite recent criticism of dubious recruiting tactics, high student loan default rates and other problems at some schools...
Doors' Morrison pardoned in Fla. (12/10/10)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- This is the end for 40-year-old convictions that left Jim Morrison marked with what today would be considered sex-offender status. Florida's Clemency Board, egged on by departing Gov. Charlie Crist, pardoned The Doors' long-dead singer Thursday on indecent exposure and profanity charges stemming from a wild concert...
Authorities burn down Calif. house filled with explosives (12/10/10)
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A fire intentionally set Thursday to destroy an explosives-filled house in a suburban San Diego neighborhood rapidly consumed the structure without major problems as fire crews and curious onlookers watched. Authorities said the home was so packed with homemade explosives that they had no choice but to burn it to the ground...
Students, police clash as U.K. approves tuition increase (12/10/10)
LONDON -- In Britain's worst political violence in years, furious student protesters rained sticks and rocks on riot police, vandalized government buildings and attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, after lawmakers approved a controversial increase in university tuition fees...
Senior Chinese official meets North Korea's Kim Jong Il (12/10/10)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's leader met in his capital with China's top foreign policy official Thursday as a U.S. governor announced a trip to the North in a flurry of promising diplomacy two weeks after a deadly artillery exchange between the Koreas...
Anti-China protests in Oslo over Peace Prize (12/10/10)
OSLO, Norway -- Pro-democracy advocates marched on the Chinese embassy in Oslo on Thursday, demanding that China release imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. Chanting "Freedom to Liu! Freedom for China!" about 100 protesters tried to deliver a petition with more than 100,000 signatures urging the dissident's release from a Chinese prison before being diverted by police away from the embassy gates...
Israel faces rebukes by several nations over West Bank settlements (12/10/10)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The European Union, the United Nations and the Arab League have rebuked Israel after its refusal to halt settlement construction forced Washington to drop efforts to relaunch Mideast peace talks. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday stuck to his position that he won't negotiate without a freeze of Jewish settlement building in the West Bank and east Jerusalem -- lands captured by Israel and sought by the Palestinians for their state. ...
Payne steps down as Central football coach (12/10/10)
Central football coach Rich Payne, who led the Tigers to the second round of the playoffs this season, has stepped down as football coach. Payne led Central to a 10-2 mark this season after his teams went 1-19 in his first two seasons. He was named the coach of the year in the SEMO Conference North division and the classes 4 and 5 all-region coach of the year by the media...
Williams nails FTs to lift Central past Notre Dame (12/10/10)
Central will face Sikeston for the SEMO Conference title.
High school roundup: Delta dumps Kelly to reach Chaffee Invite girls basketball title game (12/10/10)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston boys hoops team extends home streak in semis at Jackson's expense (12/10/10)
The Bulldogs advanced to the finals of the SEMO Conference tournament with a 70-36 rout
NCAA tournament regular awaits Southeast women (12/10/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team saw just how good Wisconsin-Green Bay is when the Phoenix routed the Redhawks 88-50 at the Show Me Center last year. Southeast gets another look at the Phoenix tonight when the squads square off at 7 p.m. in Green Bay, Wis...
NAIA opponent perfect fix for Southeast men's skid (12/10/10)
The Redhawks host Hannibal-LaGrange at 4 p.m. Saturday
Brees is ideal role model for Rams' Bradford (12/10/10)
Both QBs have performed at a high level after shoulder surgery
Blues' Halak stymies Columbus (12/10/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A perfect power play and a shutdown penalty kill led to a victory for the injury-depleted St. Louis Blues. Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, the Blues broke out of a deep power-play slump with a season-high three man-advantage goals, and St. Louis turned aside all eight short-handed situations in a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday...
Holiday spirits (12/10/10)
Hot on the heels of launching our electronic events newsletter, we bring you a holiday roundup of entertainment options in this week's SE Live. The holidays always seem to bring out the performers. Churches plan pageants -- logical, given that Christmas is sort of their thing -- schools put on concerts, and musically inclined community members appeal to the festive spirits floating around with a Christmas-themed show...
Some observations (12/10/10)
Another splendid evening of music has come and gone. The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, University Choir, Choral Union and student and faculty soloists performed beautifully Tuesday night. Each year, as Christmas approaches, you can find special performances airing on PBS stations from colleges around the country with fine choral and orchestral traditions...
Four events that are holiday favorites (12/10/10)
December brings many things, not the least of which is dozens of community events and holiday-themed concerts. Many of these shows are as essential to Christmas in Southeast Missouri as reindeer are to Santa. We've rounded up the majority of events here and highlighted a few repeat offenders, picked up for distribution of holiday cheer...
Bears On Fire celebrate release of first full-length CD (12/10/10)
Since its humble beginnings as a trio practicing each day, playing college events and coffee shops, Bears On Fire has grown into a four-piece dance rock group with a full-length album due for release this weekend. Lead singer Jonathan Poston said the new album, "The War Will Be Here Soon," is a good representation of the group as live performers...
Opera Bites: Verdi's 'Don Carlo' a story of love, betrayal (12/10/10)
On Saturday the Metropolitan Opera's high-definition broadcast will be Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo." The performance will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the AMC Town Plaza 5 in Cape Girardeau. The encore will be Jan. 5. "Don Carlo" was written for the Paris Opera. ...
Holiday events (12/10/10)
Holiday Concert Series 2010 West Park Mall will host a plethora of holiday-themed concerts and choral performances by area musicians. South Elementary students perform today. Other school choirs and community musicians from Southeast Missouri will play throughout the month. Visit semoevents.com for specific times and dates of performances...
Artifacts 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Claude Whaley (12/10/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Claude Whaley, 82, of Kelso died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
John Gibbar (12/10/10)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- John Michael Gibbar, 82, of Commerce died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab Center in Gallatin, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Struessel (12/10/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn A. Struessel, 97, of Perryville died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Matthew Marks officiating...
Kathy Wills (12/10/10)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Kathy Ann Wills, 57, of Farmington passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 24, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lorene Triller Newell and the late James Bobby Brown. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Lynn Newell...
Births 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
Son to Ryann Leigh Mills and Shawn Eugene Seabaugh of Sikeston, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:28 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Name, Samuel Rylan. Weight, 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Ms. Mills is the daughter of Jack and Robin Mills of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at Worthington Ag Parts. Seabaugh is the son of Johnny and Jeanne Kestner of Sikeston...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety released the following item. Theft...
Jackson fire/police report 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
For 20 years, Gene Huckstep and his body shop employees have been answering calls to traffic accidents to free people trapped in the wreckage; however, Huckstep says he will phase out the extrication service as soon as some other agency can take it over...
Fountain Street (12/10/10)
Cape Girardeau celebrated the completion of a $1.3 million Fountain Street extension on Wednesday. This project was made possible in part by the DREAM initiative. Cape Girardeau was one of the first cities to be designated a DREAM city when the program started in 2006 under former governor Matt Blunt. While the program awards money for surveys and planning, the benefits of being designated a DREAM city include prioritization of grant requests...
The truth on taxes (12/10/10)
The current talk of tax breaks, raising taxes, extension of tax credits, etc., illustrates soft tyranny has grown considerably, nearing the point of no return as this administration seeks total control of private wealth. Tyrannical power through current tax policy rules over every aspect of our lives, from working and earning a paycheck to saving, investing, starting a business, owning a business and running a business -- anything and everything we do in our pursuit of happiness to make a living for our own family. ...
AWA says thanks (12/10/10)
"Thank you" seems too little to say to all the wonderful people who supported the "Howling at the Moon" party to benefit the Animal Welfare Alliance on Nov. 5 at the Black River Coliseum. Through the hard work of our board members and volunteers, the support of our sponsors and the approximately 200 good folks who bought tickets, the AWA made more than $10,000 on the event -- a record for us...
Speak Out 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
BEFORE we jump the gun on the smoking ban, the city better take a look at what the smoking ban is doing to the Illinois casinos. They have been losing business, and now the state is looking at changing the law. SADLY, a lot of folks at the local level are operating under the illusion that we can do something significant to improve public schools the way Washington, D.C., and the state of Missouri want. ...
Prayer 12/10/10 (12/10/10)
O Lord, may we walk in the light as you are in the light. Amen.
G>Johanningmeier Celebrates 102 Birthday Chateau G (12/10/10)
Geraldine Johanningmeier of the Chateau Girardeau celebrated her birthday with a large cake and many friends and family at the ChateauWed. Dec. 8. Ms. Johanningmeier was born at Whitewater, Mo. the year of 1908. She is still very actived in many ways. ...
Career & Tech Nursing Program perfect pass rate (12/10/10)
The 2010 Practical Nursing Graduates from the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (CTC) have attained a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) for the second straight year. Pictured in the top image are the day-class graduates. The evening-class graduates are pictured in the lower image...
Frost Flower (12/10/10)
Frost Flower found at General Watkins Conservation Area Morley MO
Trenton Trims the Tree (12/10/10)
Granny Beth and Papa Tom watch Trenton trimming our Christmas tree.
St. Mary Cathedral Quilting Ladies Present Check (12/10/10)
The St. Mary Cathedral Quilting Ladies recently presented Father Tom Kiefer with a check for $3,000 for the St. Mary Building On Faith Capital Campaign. The ladies meet each Tuesday and raise funds by doing quilting work. Pictured from left to right standing: Hermina Westrich, Father Tom Kiefer, Alena Fels, Betty Kuss, seated: Marie Ostendorf and Janet Walton...
Sander receives rank of Eagle Scout (12/10/10)
Dakota Sander of Boy Scout Troop 4011 in Jackson has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Scout project consisted of building six chairs for the servers at Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson. Sander is a sophomore at Notre Dame Regional High School and is the son of Keith and Martha Sander...
Coach Payne at CHS vs Sikeston game (12/10/10)
Coach Rich Payne argues with official during Cape Central vs. Sikeston game at Cape. To see more photos from the game, go to http://www.capecentralhigh.com/sports/football-sports/cape-central-tigers-vs-sikeston-bulldogs/
Perfect Purple Sunrise (12/10/10)
Sunrise on Dec. 9, 2010 from our porch off Hwy B, Millersville.
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