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Stories from Sunday, December 19, 2010

CEO's past looms over downtown Cape Girardeau development (12/19/10)
City and state officials are determining what ramifications, if any, there will be in the wake of news that the CEO of a Cape Girardeau investment group, whose dental and vision cooperative was awarded $2 million in state aid, pleaded guilty to a felony in 2007.
The County Line: Commission provides oversight for county boards, operations (12/19/10)
As a Missouri county without a charter form of government, Cape Girardeau County's government is overseen by a commission. Consisting of three members, one commissioner from the city of Cape Girardeau, one commissioner from areas outside the city and one presiding commissioner from anywhere in the county, the commission meets twice a week to discuss county business...
A fifth of Cape Girardeau residents in poverty from 2005 to 2009 (12/19/10)
The Rev. Deborah Young has seen it all. She's seen a 13-year-old mom-to-be with nowhere to turn. A mother and her six children living in a van. Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with nothing and no hope. "I have seen it all, and I have heard it all," Young said. "To put a sentence together, to sum it all up: It is very sad."...
Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner points to growth of industry as highlight of his commission tenure (12/19/10)
When Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones took office in 1994, Cape Girardeau County's assessed valuation was a little more than $500 million, and as he leaves office it is more than $1 billion. Jones considers the county's growth in the past 16 years the greatest accomplishment of his tenure...
Stoddard County doctor accused of drug crime fails to appear in court (12/19/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A warrant was issued Wednesday for the arrest of a former Stoddard County doctor who failed to appear in court for sentencing on two drug-related felonies. Dr. Donna Jo Allmon, a family practice physician whose last known address was at Advance, Mo., was supposed to be sentenced before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp on one fraud charge and one possession charge. ...
Heartland Pops performs at Bedell Performance Hall (12/19/10)
Southeast confers 641 degrees at winter commencement (12/19/10)
Thomas Hendrick started his commencement speech Saturday with a question.
Senate resolution for retiring Cape Girardeau County circuit clerk (12/19/10)
St. Louis man arrested on drug charges in Jackson (12/19/10)
A St. Louis man was arrested Thursday in Jackson on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Randy W. Glover is being held in the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center with a $25,000 bond. Possession of a controlled substance is a felony, and possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor. ...
Change of judge requested for recount (12/19/10)
Standard Democrat CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mississippi County officials will have to wait on the Missouri Supreme Court to assign another judge before a recount in the presiding county commissioner race. Circuit clerk Leigh Ann Colson said a motion for a change of judge was filed Monday and approved Wednesday. ...
Stoddard County doctor wanted after missing court date (12/19/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A warrant was issued Wednesday for the arrest of a former Stoddard County doctor who failed to appear in court for sentencing on two drug-related felonies, the Daily American Republic reported. Dr. Donna Jo Allmon, a family practice physician whose last known address was in Advance, Mo., was supposed to be sentenced before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp on one fraud charge and one possession charge. ...
Comparison of Cape Girardeau with county, state (12/19/10)
Cape Girardeans were better educated than their fellow Missourians, but they made a lot less money on average between 2005 and 2009, according to the latest census information released last week. The American Community Survey, a broad survey of 3 million American households, includes demographic data on everything from age and race to household income and housing. ...
Route TT to close for pipe replacement (12/19/10)
Route TT between county roads 624 and 642 in Stoddard County will be closed Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the road. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. ...
Cape Girardeau County judge won't preside over Mississippi County recount (12/19/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mississippi County officials will have to wait on the Missouri Supreme Court to assign another judge before a recount in the presiding county commissioner race. Leigh Ann Colson, circuit court clerk, said a motion for a change of judge was filed Monday and approved Wednesday...
Southeast Missouri man convicted of murder after third trial (12/19/10)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A Howell County jury convicted a Poplar Bluff, Mo., man early Friday morning of killing his father, Ralph Hanna, in November 2003. The seven-woman and five-man jury deliberated a total of about nine hours before convicting Shawn Curtis Hanna, 31, of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the Nov. 16, 2003, shooting death of his 56-year-old father...
Club news 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
The Cape County Democrat Ladies Club met Dec. 9 at Gordonville Grill in Gordonville for their Christmas party and business meeting. They brought 35 gifts of clothing to donate to the Safe House for Women instead of exchanging presents among one another...
Obama to sign law ending ban on gays in the military (12/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military's 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."...
Republicans block youth immigration bill (12/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Saturday doomed an effort that would have given hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the military. Sponsors of the Dream Act fell five votes short of the 60 they needed to break through largely GOP opposition and win its enactment before Republicans take over the House and narrow Democrats' majority in the Senate next month...
Madoff victims to receive $7.2B (12/19/10)
NEW YORK -- Many of Bernard Madoff's victims who thought they lost everything could get at least half their money back after the widow of a Florida philanthropist agreed Friday to return $7.2 billion that her husband reaped from the Ponzi scheme...
S. Korea maneuvers scuttled by bad weather (12/19/10)
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea -- Military maneuvers planned by South Korean troops did not take place Saturday because of bad weather on a border island shelled by North Korea last month, as Russia and China expressed concerns over rising tensions on the divided peninsula...
NATO kills 20 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan (12/19/10)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- NATO said its troops killed more than 20 insurgents Saturday in fighting that broke out after a patrol came under fire in eastern Afghanistan. In the southern city of Kandahar, a suicide bomber targeting a district chief killed two passers-by including a child, and wounded at least nine people, authorities said...
Ivory Coast acting leader orders U.N. peacekeepers out (12/19/10)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- The man who refuses to step down from the presidency ordered thousands of U.N. peacekeepers to leave Ivory Coast immediately Saturday, calling the global body that has endorsed his political rival an "agent of destabilization."...
Jackson wins seven titles but not Tiger Classic (12/19/10)
Christian Brothers captured the crown in the 37th annual event with 342.5 points despite having just one individual champion. Jackson was second with 330 points.
High school roundup: Hawks collect first victory vs. Woodland (12/19/10)
Gabe Felter had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kelly to a 78-66 road win Friday against Woodland, the Hawks' first victory of the season. Ian Householder and Trey Drury each netted 13 points for the Hawks (1-4). Martin Williams and Neil Johnson both scored 19 points for Woodland...
ND boys fall to unbeaten Sikeston (12/19/10)
Sikeston claimed a 64-57 victory to improve to 9-0
Jackson swimmers place fifth (12/19/10)
Allison Hobbs finished first in the 500 freestyle Saturday to help the Jackson girls swim team place fifth at the 14-team Lindbergh Invitational. Hobbs posted a state-qualifying time of 5 minutes, 24.33 seconds in winning the 500. Hobbs also placed second in the 200 freestyle in a qualifying time of 2:01.87...
Courtship series: Coaches map out realistic targets (12/19/10)
Coaches say recruiting is a year-round process that never stops, and the recruitment of a particular player is a process that lasts up to three years.
Courtship series: Memphis is fertile recruiting ground for Nutt (12/19/10)
The Redhawks recently claimed two prep standouts from Tennessee
Southeast women begin OVC trip at Jacksonville St. (12/19/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team split its first two Ohio Valley Conference games, both played at the Show Me Center. Now the Redhawks (4-6, 1-1) face their first conference road trip, against Jacksonville State (2-7, 0-1) at 2 p.m. today and Tennessee Tech (6-2, 1-0) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Redhawks face first OVC road trip (12/19/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will be without another key performer when it resumes Ohio Valley Conference play. It was announced Friday that junior college transfer guard/forward Nate Schulte is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury...
Tigers overpower Central Arkansas 116-63 (12/19/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon scored 21 points and freshman Phil Pressey had 15 points and 11 assists to lead No. 13 Missouri to a 116-63 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday night. Ricardo Ratliffe added 18 points for the Tigers (10-1), who set a Mizzou Arena record for points in a game. The previous record of 107 had been achieved twice in the last two seasons...
Rams, Chiefs both on upswing (12/19/10)
The Missouri rivals enter today's meeting as division leaders
Sharks hand 4-1 home loss to Blues (12/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Logan Couture scored twice to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Marc-Edouard Vlasic had a goal and an assist, Dan Boyle and Joe Pavelski each added two assists and Devin Setoguchi scored his third goal in two games for the Sharks, who finished a stretch of 10 road games in their last 13 overall...
Santa's secrets (12/19/10)
Santa is a mysterious guy. The jolly man in the red suit does a lot of things that seem impossible -- not the least of which is delivering toys to every little boy and girl around the world in one night. Jolly ol' St. Nick visited the Southeast Missourian to answer some of the questions sent in by Southeast Missourian Jr. ...
Celebrations and transitions: The Rev. Mike Shupert has been on staff at a church for 32 years (12/19/10)
The Rev. Mike Shupert has been a staff member at a church for 32 years. He's been the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau since 2004. Shupert lead the church through its 175th anniversary celebration in 2009. He was a member when the church moved from Broadway to Lexington Avenue, has been a missionary in Taiwan, loves Cardinal baseball and plays guitar...
Don't gather negative 'moss' (12/19/10)
"A rolling stone gathers no moss" is a proverb that has numerous connotations. One is that someone who constantly moves about accumulates few responsibilities (Publius Syrus). Another meaning is that those who get around constantly never become rusty but continue to learn new things and maintain their youthful outlook...
FYI 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
"The Art of Brick" exhibit will be on display through Feb. 20 at the Crisp Museum. The exhibition of more than 30 works, created from 2002 to 2007, are made of close to 1 million colorful LEGO pieces. New York-based artist Nathan Aawaya created several works specifically for this exhibit. For more information, call 651-2260...
Ann Smith honored with Baumstark Award for volunteers (12/19/10)
Ann Smith received the 2010 Baumstark Award recently at the Saint Francis Medical Center annual volunteer breakfast. The award was created in honor of Vernice Baumstark, the first auxiliary president, who served Saint Francis for 35 years. The award is given each year to the volunteer who best represents the organization's dedication, loyalty and service to the hospital. ...
Horticulture students' work recognized (12/19/10)
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center horticulture students and instructor Harry Bertrand were presented with a citation of commendation for their work at the Capaha Park Rose Garden, Azalea and Butterfly Gardens by the Cape Girardeau Council of Garden Clubs. ...
Shop with a Hero program helps children shop for Christmas gifts (12/19/10)
Police officers, firefighters and first responders from Southeast Missouri took children to the store Dec. 7 for the Shop with a Hero program that gives money to children to spend on Christmas presents for themselves or others. Funds are raised through local police unions, the fire department, private donations and Walmart. ...
Adopt Angel (12/19/10)
Angel is affectionate, laid-back and soaks up attention. She's been spayed, is litter-trained and is up-to-date on her vaccinations. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Pet of the week (12/19/10)
Pet name: Magnum Owner: Diana Palmer Favorite activities: Playing in the snow and chewing on firewood. ...
Adopt Clavery (12/19/10)
Calvery is 1 1/2 years old. He gets along well with other cats and is playful. Calvery is a nice guy who has a lovable disposition. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Poll says dogs receive more gifts from Santa (12/19/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Dogs have more to look for under the tree this Christmas than cats do. Fifty-six percent of dog owners say they'll buy their pets a gift this Christmas, but only 48 percent of cat owners plan a gift. A majority of all pet owners -- 53 percent -- said in an Associated Press-Petside.com poll that they plan to get their animals a present this holiday season...
Couples can have perfect weddings despite setbacks (12/19/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Jennifer Cassista expected that her 18-month journey to the altar would include a few stumbles. A mixed-up order, perhaps. An incorrect size. A meltdown or two. She didn't count on having to book a new venue less than three months before her May nuptials because her first choice closed down...
Award Niswonger (12/19/10)
Dan Niswonger of Cape Girardeau recently received the 2010 Human Rights Award presented by the Church Women United at the World Community Day Celebration. Niswonger lost his leg while on duty with Cape Girardeau Police Department and had to retire from the force. ...
Those picked last were first to hear the news on Christmas (12/19/10)
Being forced to stand in a line and be chosen for a team, only to be picked last, was one of the worst things to happen to you as a child. One by one everyone walked away until finally you heard those dreaded words: "I guess I'll take him." Most of us reasonably survived this elementary school torture. As a child you might have eventually figured out that if you worked hard enough and got better, you might not be picked last...
Stealing nutrients (12/19/10)
Mistletoe is an unusual plant that does not put down roots into the ground. Instead, it grows in the tops of trees. Its sticky seeds are dispersed by birds after eating mistletoe berries. Mistletoe seeds that stick onto live tree limbs will sprout there, root into the bark of the limb and steal the nutrients found in the tree's sap. Because of this idiosyncrasy mistletoe is considered to be a parasitic plant...
Jessie Lambert (12/19/10)
Jessie Pearl Lambert, 86, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, at Elco, Ill., the daughter of Alvy and Maude Virginia Smith Tinsley. She married Lyle James Lambert on July 20, 1940, at Ancell, Mo...
Wanda Ryan (12/19/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Wanda Jones Ryan, 88, of Chaffee died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Helen Moll (12/19/10)
Helen S. Moll, 82, of Jackson passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Tilsit, to Edwin and Emilie Voges Peetz. She and Edgar Moll were married June 6, 1948, in Tilsit. Helen attended grade school at Tilsit and was proud to earn her GED in 1968, after all the children were born...
Melvin Rollet (12/19/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin P. Rollet of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence. He was 68. He was born in Perry County on May 21, 1942, son of the late Everett and Neoma Lawrence Rollet. He was formerly married to Joanne Cissell Streiler on July 25, 1959, and she survives of Perryville...
Rosemary Allgood (12/19/10)
Rosemary E. Allgood, 84, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Lutheran Home, where she resided the past six months. She was born May 6, 1926, in Cape Girardeau to Henry and Gladys Herbst Hohler. She and John Dewey Allgood were married April 10, 1947, in Cape Girardeau. They had been married 56 years when he passed away Aug. 7, 2003...
Doris DeGroot (12/19/10)
Doris DeGroot, 85, of Sturdivant, Mo., was born Dec. 21, 1924, the daughter of Mack and Effie McCain Williams, and passed away Dec. 17, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Doris was a retired Advance, Mo., schoolteacher. She had taught for more than 30 years. She had been in recent years a volunteer day care teacher. She was a member of the Brownwood General Baptist Church...
Heather Bond (12/19/10)
Heather Renee Stewart Bond, 34, of Delta died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1976, in Chester, Ill., to John and Pamela Hobeck Stewart. She And Scott Alan Bond were married Oct. 12, 1996, in Chester. She was a registered nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo...
Thomas Montgomery (12/19/10)
Thomas S. Montgomery, 54, of Lake Forest, Calif., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente, Calif. He was born Feb. 10, 1956, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to Robert and Lorraine Montgomery. Thomas was loved by his surviving family, including his father, Robert Montgomery of Irvine, Calif.; his mother, Lorraine Montgomery of Lake Forest; a brother, Jim Montgomery of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a son, Gabriel Montgomery of Jackson; a daughter, Cortney Montgomery of Pasadena, Calif.; a son, Lucas Montgomery of Cape Girardeau; and two granddaughters, Sophia and Ella Montgomery of Jackson.. ...
Births 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
Son to Ryan Edward Voerg and Rachel Marie Phillips of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Name, Hunter Lloyd. Weight, 3 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Ms. Phillips is the daughter of Sue Phillips of Cape Girardeau. She is a cosmetologist at Smart Styles. Voerg is the son of Lloyd and Tina Voerg of Cape Girardeau. He is a groundskeeper at Southeast Missouri State University...
Campbell - Cook (12/19/10)
Tiffany Dawn Campbell and Justin Lee Cook were married at sunset May 7, 2010, on the beach in Destin, Fla. The Rev. Brian Koopman performed the ceremony. Violinist was Michelle Adams of Destin. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Sheila Campbell of Bernie, Mo. The groom is the son of Steve and Lisa Cook and Teresa and Carl Pease, all of Cape Girardeau...
Reisenbichler - Hayman (12/19/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Reisenbichler and Myra Reisenbichler of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Reisenbichler, to Derek Hayman. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hayman of Farmington, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Grogan of Jackson...
Lynch - Hendershott (12/19/10)
Kevin and Nancy Fadler of Pocahontas announce the engagement of their daughter, Trisha Ann Lynch, to Kirk Hendershott. He is the son of Tim Hendershott of Cape Girardeau and the late Debbie Hendershott. Lynch is also the daughter of the late Chris Lynch...
Jackson police/fire report 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council has approved the record plat of Westborough Subdivision, clearing the way for possible development of the old Westborough Mall property at Kingshighway and Route K; approval was given over the objections of councilman David Barklage...
School menus Dec. 20 to 24 (12/19/10)
MONDAY--French toast sticks with syrup & sausage patty or turkey wrap, potato triangle, orange smiles. TUESDAY--Barbecued rib on bun or turkey & cheese sandwich, fries, Christmas cookie, peaches. WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY--No classes. MONDAY--Sausage pizza or turkey sandwich, tossed salad, corn, pears...
Merry Christmas (12/19/10)
Merry Christmas! "Tis the season to be jolly" and thankful for all of the blessings that we benefit from by living in the U.S. It's also time for sharing -- be it the Salvation Army kettles, your church, favorite charity or the Jaycees Christmas for the Elderly or Toybox...
Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond's farewell address (12/19/10)
Thank you, Leader McConnell, for your kind words. Since I announced I would not seek re-election, I have been overwhelmed by the nice things folks are saying about me. There is nothing like being eulogized while still breathing. A few words to Leader McConnell: It has been a good many years since you and I sat in the back of the chamber in what you dubbed as the "Not Quite Ready for Prime Time" Club...
Bond/Skelton (12/19/10)
As the 111th Congress comes to a close, Missouri will bid farewell to two long-standing public officials: Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond and Rep. Ike Skelton. Bond's political career began as an assistant attorney general under former senator John Danforth in 1969. In 1970 he was elected state auditor, and at age 33 he became Missouri's youngest governor...
Vote no on the smoking ban (12/19/10)
I am a non-smoker and do not have an ax to grind, so the proposed smoking ban in restaurants does not affect me. What I am concerned about is another right many of you have that may be taken away. I don't know of any restaurant in Cape Girardeau that doesn't already have a space set aside for smoking. The remainder of the restaurant is smoke-free...
Speak Out 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
I'M a smoker and I have tried many times to quit. My children are grown and now I would never smoke around them or my grandchildren because I know what it can do to them. I would not want them flying to see me on a plane that allows smoking. Sitting in a restaurant that allows smoking is the same thing. There's really no barrier to keep the smoke from the smoking section from going into everyone's lungs...
Prayer 12/19/10 (12/19/10)
O Lord, as we celebrate this Christmas season, may our worship be pleasing to you.
Local Artist's Connection with Susan G. Komen (12/19/10)
My sister-in-law, Candy Coburn, finished her 2010 tour at the Historic Rodgers' Theatre in Poplar Bluff, last night. She is an aspiring country music artist that was selected to be the Celebrity Ambassador and to deliver the theme song for the entire United States for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Candy's song, "Pink Warrior" has helped raise millions of dollars for Breast Cancer research...
Ice Drops (12/19/10)
These are Beechnut leaves which stay on the branches until spring. One day this week the temperature was close to freezing all day and there was a mist in the air. Apparently these leaves served as a collection point for this moisture which slowly dripped off the edge of the leaf and froze right on the tip...
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