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Stories from Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ice contributes to serious accident on Highway 25 Wednesday (12/16/10)
Ice-covered roads contributed to an accident five miles south of Delta Wednesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2003 Ford driven by 50-year-old Jackie M. Frazier of Gibson, Mo., ran off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole and overturned on Highway 25 around 4:30 p.m...
New federal law focuses on school nutrition (12/16/10)
The war on both childhood hunger and obesity is being waged in places like the Scott City School District cafeteria. Bigger portions of fresh fruits and vegetables, smaller desert sizes, and a greater emphasis on whole wheat have a much more prominent place in the school lunch menu, according to Brenda Arnzen, director of nutritional services for OPAA! Food Service Management, the Chesterfield, Mo.-based food service provider for Scott City...
Cape Girardeau smoking ban groups plan, debate (12/16/10)
A group of Cape Girardeau restaurant and bar owners are continuing to organize their opposition to a proposed smoking ban, while those who want to see it enacted are standing their ground.
The County Line: More than land deeds in Recorder Janet Robert's office (12/16/10)
Cape Girardeau County Recorder of Deeds Janet Robert said while the office is responsible for recording all land records for the county, there is more to her office. "We do beneficiary deeds for people who want to avoid probate court. We record subdivision plattes, land surveys and issue marriage licenses," she said. "That is probably what most people associate with our office. We do about 600 to 700 marriage licenses a year."...
Cape Girardeau casino site once home to shoe factory that employed hundreds (12/16/10)
Margaret Wiggins remembers sitting in a grassy field on the hood of her car, watching as the big building fell. The old Florsheim Shoe Factory. A decades-old piece of Cape Girardeau history. A place where countless workers had spent countless hours making top-of-the-line men's dress shoes...
Southeast Missouri chapter of American Red Cross dealing with busy December (12/16/10)
The Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross is having one of the busiest Decembers on record. In the Red Cross' 11-county coverage area, case workers and other volunteers responded to nine house fires in the first nine days of the month and another fire Tuesday that destroyed an apartment complex in Caruthersville, Mo...
Man in Sikeston chase faces five felony charges (12/16/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A wanted Sikeston, Mo., man with more than 28 arrests on his record was charged with five felonies Wednesday, a day after he led Sikeston authorities on a nine-block car chase. Police with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tried to stop Lloyd D. Gilmore, 29, just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Gilmore was wanted in Scott County for felony stalking and domestic assault...
Scott County commissioners concerned about jail inmates seeking outside medical treatment (12/16/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- The number of Scott County Jail inmates taken to outside health care facilities is becoming a concern for county officials. "We feel we're seeing a rise in the number of prisoners being treated outside our facility," said presiding commissioner Jamie Burger during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday...
No one injured in evening fire on Emerald Street (12/16/10)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to a house fire at 616 Emerald St. in Cape Girardeau about 5:45 p.m. Firefighters are working to rescue victims trapped on the home's second story, according to scanner traffic. Check semissourian.com later for further updates...
Rep. Steve Tilley 'leaning toward' running for lieutenant governor in 2012 (12/16/10)
When the Missouri Legislature's new session convenes in January, Steve Tilley will become the next speaker of the House of Representatives. But the Perryville Republican already has his eyes on his next political prize -- lieutenant governor. Tilley changed his campaign committee last week to reflect the possibility that he will run in 2012 for the lieutenant governor's seat being vacated by Peter Kinder, his fellow GOP member from Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau School Board to vote on construction projects today (12/16/10)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will vote on more than $6 million in bid packages for elementary school construction projects during a special meeting at noon today. The packages include more than $3.6 million for construction work at Clippard and Alma Schrader elementary schools, and more than $2.4 million for Jefferson Elementary School...
Robert reflects on 33 years as Cape Girardeau County recorder (12/16/10)
After losing her re-election bid in November, Cape Girardeau County Recorder Janet Robert will be leaving office after 33 years in the position. She said while she is looking forward to some well-deserved rest, she will miss the office...
Route H in Scott County reduced for tree trimming (12/16/10)
Route H in Scott County will be reduced to one lane between County Road 504 and Highway 77 while Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the roadway. The work will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting. The work zone will be marked with signs, and motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-888-275-6636...
Sikeston police looking for Huck's armed robbery suspect (12/16/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating a Monday night robbery. Around 11 p.m., an employee of Huck's Convenience Store, 823 E. Malone Ave., reported a robbery at the store. She said a male came into the business with a gun and demanded cash, said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer with DPS...
House resolution for retiring Cape Girardeau County judge (12/16/10)
Mo. Gov. Nixon confirms he will seek re-election (12/16/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will run for re-election in 2012. Nixon's campaign says the Democratic governor has raised about $1 million since the Nov. 2 elections. Asked Thursday whether he will seek re-election, Nixon told The Associated Press: "Yea."...
Senate sends tax-rate bill to House (12/16/10)
WASHINGTON -- In a reach across party lines, the Senate overwhelmingly passed sweeping legislation Wednesday to prevent a Jan. 1 income tax increase for millions and renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. The 81-19 roll call cleared the way for a vote in the House on Thursday, where rebellious liberals announced plans to try and stiffen an estate tax provision they oppose as too generous to the rich...
Scientists say it's not too late yet for polar bears (12/16/10)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two groups of scientists are suggesting a sliver of hope for the future of polar bears in a warming world. A study published online Wednesday rejects the concept of a "tipping point," or point of no return, when it comes to sea ice and the bear that has become the symbol of climate change woes. ...
Record number of bald eagles counted at Pa. sanctuary (12/16/10)
KEMPTON, Pa. -- Bird-watchers at a ridgetop preserve in eastern Pennsylvania counted a record number of migrating bald eagles this fall, another sign of the species' remarkable comeback following a century of decline. The huge flight of 407 eagles smashed the old record of 245 set two years ago at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, which has kept an annual tally of migrating hawks, eagles and falcons since its founding 76 years ago as the world's first refuge for birds of prey...
Holloway, Baker named to all-state first team in soccer (12/16/10)
A pair of local soccer players earned first-team all-state honors from the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association after helping lead their teams to postseason runs. Notre Dame junior goalkeeper James Holloway earned Class 2 first-team honors, while Jackson junior midfielder Clayton Baker earned the same honor in Class 3...
Schulte earns starting nod with Redhawks men (12/16/10)
Schulte, a 6-foot-5 junior college transfer guard/forward, has scored 39 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the last two games.
Two Redhawks football players snare more national honors (12/16/10)
Henry Harris picked up a second All-American honor, and this time he was joined by another Southeast Missouri State football standout. Harris, a senior tailback, and senior center Sean Middleton were named Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) All-Americans on Wednesday...
Area digest 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
Brandon Bryant covered the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 2 seconds to claim victory. Kristin Dippold was the fastest female finisher, crossing the line in 21:33. Results Female 14 and younger -- Sydney Deneke 24:49; Cera Deneke 33:26; Mckenzie Lancaster 39:29...
Lidstrom bests Blues (12/16/10)
DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom crossed off about the only thing left on his NHL to-do list. The star defenseman scored three goals for his first career hat trick and added an assist to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night...
Rams eager to shed slow starts (12/16/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The opening kickoff has been a launching pad lately for St. Louis Rams opponents. It's been a game of catchup for St. Louis for the last three weeks, all on the road. It only took two possessions apiece for Denver to go up 10-0, Arizona to grab a 6-0 lead and New Orleans to snare a 14-0 cushion...
Cape Girardeau teens' mission work takes them from Swaziland to Taiwan (12/16/10)
It's the kind of place where poverty never takes a rest. Riley Ferguson and Sarah Stroup, two Southeast Missouri teens who have seen more of the world than many adults, keep with them images of Swaziland that will be hard to forget. "You drive down the road and see kids on the side of the street that have hardly any clothes on or have ripped clothes, little 3- or 4-year-olds who had no home, no parents, just walking down the streets," said Ferguson, 16, a sophomore at Cape Girardeau Central High School. ...
Hooked on Science: Expanding water (12/16/10)
It's that time of the year when the cold weather can freeze your pipes. Using a few materials from around the house, you can learn the science behind how freezing water can burst your pipes. STEP 2: Place the water-filled bottle into the freezer overnight...
Who's next 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
Scholarships The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University: The following student received scholarships to attend Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: -- From staff reports ...
neXt up 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
What's happening this weekend
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg named 'Person of the Year' (12/16/10)
NEW YORK -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2010, joining the ranks of winners that include heads of state and rock stars as the person the magazine believes most influenced events of the past year...
Expecting baby Gill (12/16/10)
Dec. 16, 2010 Dear Leslie, "Mrs. Gill's Baby" is the working title of the book Mrs. Gill's second-grade class at Blanchard School is writing this year. Mrs. Gill used to be named Kristin Hummel. Her class read with me last year and wrote a how-to book titled "How To." Last summer on a beach in Mexico, Ms. Hummel became Kristin Gill...
Ruth Williams (12/16/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Ruth M. Williams, 92, of Cairo died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Daystar Care Center. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Barkett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Throgmorton (12/16/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- John C. "Froggy" Throgmorton, 79, of Cairo, formerly of Tamms, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the 101st Airborne Division. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time Friday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo...
Carolyn Finnegan (12/16/10)
Carolyn Finnegan, 77, of Mason City, Ill., formerly of Republic, Mo., and Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Mason City. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wade Chapel Cemetery in Republic. Meadors Funeral Home in Republic is in charge of arrangements...
John Heeb (12/16/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John Dale Heeb, 77, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at the home of a son in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Dec. 23, 1932, in Chaffee to Rufus and Hilda Beatrice Williams Heeb. He was a retired real estate agent with Century 21 Key Realty in Cape Girardeau and served in the U.S. Navy...
Hurshel Camren (12/16/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Hurshel "Babe" Camren, 87, of Advance passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Advance Nursing Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Greenbrier, Mo., son of Audie and Pearl Fannie Borders Camren. He and Jean Richardson were married Dec. 22, 1945, in Brownwood, Mo...
Ralph Mueller (12/16/10)
FARRAR, Mo. -- Ralph H. Mueller, 78, of Farrar, our dear husband, father and grandfather, met his heavenly Father Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, son of Edwin and Emma Grebing Mueller. He and Gloria Steffens were married May 7, 1955, at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar...
Bill Meggs Jr. (12/16/10)
McCLURE, Ill. -- W.C. "Bill" Meggs Jr., 62, of McClure died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 26, 1948, in Wynne, Ark., to William and Zella Robertson Meggs. He married Diana Williams in November 2005. She preceded him in death July 16, 2010...
Emma Strack (12/16/10)
Emma M. Strack, 88, of Lebanon, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese, Ill. She was born March 28, 1922, near Belleville, Ill., to William and Elizabeth Rochell Knoebel. She and Emil Strack were married Aug. 9, 1953, at Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville...
Bonnie Smith (12/16/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Bonnie Smith, 67, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Edward Poynor and Katherine Louise Rhodes Poynor, who survives of New Madrid. She and Thomas Smith were married May 21, 1964, in New Madrid...
Births 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
Daughter to Steven M. and Tiffany R. Caldwell of Patton, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 5:47 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. Name, Amelia Grace. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Caldwell is the former Tiffany Spaeth, daughter of Sandra Dunlap of House Springs, Mo. Caldwell is the son of Gwen Caldwell of Patton. He is audio/video project manager at Stereo One Inc...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson fire report 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
*** Fire Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: * Emergency medical service on Oak Street. * Mutual aid on Interstate 55.
Out of the past 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
The resignation of Jackson alderman Sharon Brammer from her Ward 4 seat highlights one of the briefest meetings ever conducted; Brammer says she "needs the extra time" to devote to her job as an insurance agent. The Missouri State Medical Association has announced that a Cape Girardeau physician, Dr. Theodore J. Glenn, will receive the association's Physician's Recognition Award...
Preserving the Harrison legacy (12/16/10)
The properties around the River Campus are of great interest to Southeast Missouri State University. One of the strategic objectives of the River Campus was to be a catalyst for revitalizing the entire area. We believe the River Campus has been that catalyst and will continue to be so in the future. ...
How the Grinch stole everything (12/16/10)
So the truth finally appears. They used to haul out some threadbare baby blanket of an excuse to raise taxes -- golden shivs for convicts, dental exams for snail darters, fresh incense for Charlie Rangel's Bahamian party cove -- but not this time. ...
Stopping meth (12/16/10)
Missouri has led the nation in the seizure of methamphetamine labs for 10 consecutive years -- a distinction the state would like to lose. One step in an effort to crack down on the production of meth was taken by Cape Girardeau and Scott City recently as both city councils passed an ordinance to require a prescription for products containing pseudoephedrine -- a key ingredient in the manufacturing of the highly addictive drug...
Prayer 12/16/10 (12/16/10)
Almighty God, and most merciful father, thank you for the safety you provide us. Amen.
Pink Tree Raises Money for Breast Cancer Program (12/16/10)
Everyone has his or her favorite sights and sounds of the Christmas season. For many regulars at Southeast HealthPoint Fitness in Cape, one of those favorites is the Turning Point Tree -- often known as the "Pink Tree." A project of the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance since 2004, the tree is used as a fundraiser to help Turning Point, a unique seven-week program for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer within the past year...
MSGT Little receives top AMC award (12/16/10)
News > AATTC NCO named AMC's top Intel instructor Photos Master Sgt. Brian Little, 139th Airlift Wing, August 2010. Download HiRes AATTC NCO named AMC's top Intel instructor Posted 8/19/2010 Updated 8/19/2010 Email story Print story...
2010 Human Rights Award (12/16/10)
Dan Niswonger was the recipient of the 2010 Human Rights Award which was presented by area Church Women United at their World Community Day celebration held in November. Niswonger is shown with his family, son, Alex and wife, Amanda, his wife Alice, and Helen Ueleke who nominated him for the award...
Angel Tree Program Delivers Holiday Cheer (12/16/10)
SoutheastHEALTH's Angel Tree program brought Christmas cheer to the lives of 45 families served by Building Blocks, Home Health and Hospice programs this holiday season. Southeast's Rehab Services, Marketing, Business Development and Hospice also donated presents to the charitable effort. ...
Guard Families celebrate the holidays (12/16/10)
The Family Readiness Group for the 205th Military Police Battalion recently celebrated the holidays together at their annual holiday party at the Poplar Bluff armory. The event was dedicated in honor of their Guardsmen who are currently serving overseas in Afghanistan. ...
Texas Palm tree's in December (12/16/10)
South breeze in our Palm Tree's in Texas
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