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Cape Girardeau intersection closed through Christmas Eve (12/20/10)
The intersection of Third Street and Water Street in Cape Girardeau will be closed starting today and continuing through Christmas Eve. The intersection is closed for a storm line repair, according to an email from the city of Cape Girardeau.
The County Line: Auditor's office balances expenses, revenue in county budget (12/20/10)
As the county's financial watchdog, Cape Girardeau County Auditor David Ludwig said his office is responsible for compiling the budget and presenting it to the county commission. "That's organizing the budgets from 51 different departments and agencies," he said. "We compile that into an annual budget for the commissioners so that they can obtain an idea of what the budget expenditures will be for the new year, what the anticipated revenue will be for the new year."...
A Bond farewell: Missouri's senior senator winding down after decades in politics (12/20/10)
With only two weeks until his official retirement from a near record Missouri political career, Sen. Kit Bond isn't slowing down. Not yet. And not for a while. In recent weeks, the 71-year-old can tick off a list of things that have kept his plate full: As vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he called for the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for espionage. ...
Outgoing Cape Girardeau County auditor 'very happy' with time in office (12/20/10)
As he prepares to leave office after two terms, Cape Girardeau County Auditor David Ludwig said he has no regrets.
Jo Ann Emerson readies for work in GOP-led House (12/20/10)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson doesn't particularly care to be called the dean of Missouri's congressional delegation. "It makes me sound old," said the 60-year-old Emerson, laughing. "Roy Blunt is older, Todd Akin, Emanuel Cleaver. They consider me the dean of the delegation, and it makes me feel old."...
Jackson budget includes money for capital projects (12/20/10)
Following a public hearing tonight, the Jackson Board of Aldermen will vote on a proposed 2011 budget that includes more than $390,000 in capital projects. The proposed projects include a $20,000 warehouse remodel for the water distribution department, storm-water area inlet repairs for $30,000 and a $19,000 front-deck mower for the parks department...
Cape Girardeau City Council to set sewer plant issue on April 5 ballot (12/20/10)
Harry Rediger readily admits it: Sewage and the way it is treated is not something people like to think about. But the Cape Girardeau mayor is going to ask city residents to do it anyway. The Cape Girardeau City Council is set Monday to introduce ordinances that will put two issues on the April 5 ballot that will ask voters to consider a $72 million bond issue and an extension of the quarter-cent sales tax to pay for a new wastewater treatment plant...
Sikeston man dead after Saturday motorcycle crash (12/20/10)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo. man was pronounced dead Saturday after he struck a tree and was thrown off his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Mark Childers, 49, was traveling Scott County Road 241 just south of New Hamburg when he missed a curve and ran off the right side of the road, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around 3 p.m...
Oran woman wins $10,000 in lottery (12/20/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Tammy Burks of Oran is accustomed to tending to others. She works as a caregiver, has three children and three grandchildren. On Dec. 5, the 46-year-old realized that she was being taken care of with a $10,000 Missouri Lottery prize...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Study session items Consent agenda...
Mizzou alcohol referrals doubled from '08 to '09 (12/20/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The number of University of Missouri students referred for suspected alcohol violations doubled from 2008 to 2009, but officials said the numbers are known to fluctuate and part of the increase might be the result of better reporting on campus...
Jobless relieved life raft still afloat (12/20/10)
CLEVELAND -- Kimberly Smith holds up the piece of paper that is the only thing keeping her from bankruptcy: an application for extended unemployment benefits. She's not happy that she needs it. And she's upset that it was nearly taken away. "I do deserve it," the 49-year-old said. "I've done everything I could to try and get a job. I tried to get back into the retail industry. I made the effort to, at my age, go back to college."...
Shoppers crowd malls in Christmas countdown (12/20/10)
NEW YORK -- Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It's beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas. Americans spent more on clothing, luxury goods and even furniture, delivering healthy gains across the board, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, which tracks spending across all transactions, including cash. ...
2010's only total lunar eclipse on display tonight (12/20/10)
LOS ANGELES -- 'Twill be nights before Christmas and high overhead, the moon will turn brown or maybe deep red. The Earth and the sun with celestial scripts will conspire to make a lunar eclipse. Weather permitting, sky gazers in North and Central America and a tiny sliver of South America will boast the best seats to this year's only total eclipse of the moon...
Storm drenches Calif., rain to continue today (12/20/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Heavy rain has drenched California from the mountains to the ocean, triggering scores of traffic accidents and a few minor mudslides in the Los Angeles area. The storm, which arrived Saturday, was expected to continue through today...
S. Korea to conduct drills from border island (12/20/10)
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea -- South Korea said it was going forward today with live firing drills from a front-line island despite North Korea's threat to retaliate, sharply ramping up tensions as the U.N. failed to find any solution. Marines will conduct the one-day artillery drills on Yeonpyeong Island -- shelled by a North Korean artillery barrage last month -- and the exact timing will depend on weather conditions, an officer at the Joint Chiefs of Staff said...
Mexican city devastated by pipeline blast; 28 dead (12/20/10)
SAN MARTIN TEXMELUCAN, Mexico -- A massive oil pipeline explosion lay waste to parts of a central Mexican city Sunday, incinerating people, cars, houses and trees as gushing crude turned streets into flaming rivers. At least 28 people were killed, 13 of them children, in a disaster authorities blamed on oil thieves...
ND wrestlers place second at Brentwood meet (12/20/10)
Notre Dame wrestlers claimed three individual titles as the Bulldogs placed second in the 10-team Brentwood Invitational on Saturday. Jacob Murphy (140 pounds) and Trevor Foltz (171) recorded pins in the championship round, while Austin Kight (130) posted a 7-5 decision. All three Bulldogs went 5-0 in the meet...
Redhawks notch first OVC win (12/20/10)
The Southeast men's basketball team won its second straight game vs. JSU
Southeast women stumble at JSU (12/20/10)
The Redhawks lost 62-48 to Jacksonville State on Sunday
Chiefs win clash of division leaders as Rams fall 27-13 (12/20/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The Kansas City Chiefs' Matt Cassel was supposed to be a game-day decision. The quarterback had no doubt he'd be in the lineup. Cassel went the distance only 11 days after an emergency appendectomy, leading the Chiefs to a 27-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. He didn't think it was a big deal, either...
Curtain rises on annual Holiday Classic (12/20/10)
The area's premier high school girls basketball tournament begins today at the Show Me Center. Although it doesn't draw nearly the crowds or attention of its boys counterpart -- next week's Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament -- it's still a must-see event for girls hoops fans...
Isle of Capri donates $10,000 to Red Cross (12/20/10)
Isle of Capri has made a $10,000 donation to the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross in Cape Girardeau to assist victims of the recent 11-unit apartment fire that left nine families homeless Tuesday in Caruthersville, Mo. Three employees at Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville, which is operated by Isle of Capri, are among those who lost their homes in the fire...
Talking Shop with Nick Underwood (12/20/10)
Nick Underwood knows a thing or two about cars. He was born into the car business and today carries on the family tradition at Lutesville Motor Co. in Marble Hill, Mo. This year, his family's dealership is celebrating 75 years in business. Question: Share the history of Lutesville Motor Co. ...
People on the move 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
Paul Kitchen of Prudential Bridgeport Inc. Realtors was awarded the "Realtor of the Year" award at the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors Christmas banquet. Kitchen has been a full-time real estate agent for 17 years and has been with Prudential for seven years...
Health briefs (12/20/10)
A collection of short bits of regional health care news compiled for the January issue of Business Today
By the numbers: Employment growth and loss in Cape Girardeau County (12/20/10)
In August 2010, the U.S. Commerce Department released statistics showing the Cape Girardeau area was one of five metropolitan statistical areas nationwide that had more earnings growth in the private sector than in government jobs in 2009. 1,447...more people in Cape Girardeau County were employed in health care services, including hospitals and nursing homes, in 2009 than in 2004, according to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. ...
Top 10 trends to watch in the health care world, and the fastest-growing areas of medicine (12/20/10)
1. Heart and cancer care: "We have more cardiologists than we've ever had on staff at the hospital," says Tiffany Jenkins, marketing director at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. "The baby boomers are getting older, and we don't have the healthiest people in our area or region, so we're going to see those trends continue with heart attacks and heart disease."...
Hello goodbye in 2010: A look at the year's biggest business news (12/20/10)
Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center opened Memorial Day weekend on North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. The park has a lazy river, four water slides, a splash play area, lap pool and concession stand. Attendance topped 1,000 visitors per day throughout the summer, said Amy Roth, recreation supervisor for Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation. ...
Sales tax revenue increased slightly in 2010 (12/20/10)
Sales tax revenue and retail sales are up slightly for Southeast Missouri in 2010, a welcome change to the downtrodden national economy -- but there's still a ways to go toward economic recovery.
Beyond the Isle: What Cape's new casino could mean for other businesses (12/20/10)
After winning voters over in November and gaining the Missouri Gaming Commission's approval in December, Isle of Capri will begin building its new casino in Cape Girardeau in late spring. "This project represents one of the largest economic development projects in the history of Cape Girardeau," said Paul Keller, Isle of Capri vice president and chief development officer. ...
Ask the experts: Establishing trust through marketing (12/20/10)
Dana Hukel, president and CEO of BOLD Marketing, Drew Janes, owner/producer of Relentless Media Production and Southeast Missourian promotion specialist Gera LeGrand answer common marketing questions.
Business licenses (12/20/10)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during the month of November include the following...
Tax liens (12/20/10)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds, during the month of November are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office.
Bankruptcies (12/20/10)
Bankruptcies filed through November for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Business briefs (12/20/10)
A collection of short bits of area business news compiled for Business Today's January issue.
Names in the news (12/20/10)
BOLIN IS NEW TEEN CHALLENGE DIRECTOR The Rev. James Bolin is the new executive director for Teen Challenge International Mid-America. He previously served as pastor of First Assembly of God in Malden, Mo. Bolin replaces the Rev. Jack Smart, who was promoted with Teen Challenge USA in Ozark, Mo...
Power of positive: The difference positive thinking can make in life and business (12/20/10)
From all I've read about the subject of positive thinking, I'm amazed we have to give ourselves pep talks about thinking forward. The human mind has evolved to be the engine of our successes; we are naturally biased toward positive thoughts about desired goals. Interestingly, this makes us something less than rational and objective; it's well understood that most of us aren't really dominated by logic and careful deliberation...
Wilbert Hutteger (12/20/10)
Wilbert "Wib" Hutteger, 80, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Iva Middleton (12/20/10)
Iva Isabell Middleton, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Little River, Kan., to Columbus and Cora Nelson Franklin and moved with her family to Missouri. She married William Robert Middleton...
Dorothy Meier (12/20/10)
Dorothy Ann Meier, 87, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at her home in Jackson. She was born May 2, 1923, near Jackson, a daughter to Martin William and Amelia Anna Bertha Altenthal Westerhold. Dorothy and Charles N. Meier were married Aug. 16, 1945. He preceded her in death May 26, 1979...
Evelyn Grass (12/20/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn G. Grass, 93, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born in Perry County on Aug. 20, 1917, daughter of the late Robert F. and Theresia Huber Grass. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church...
Mary Maupin (12/20/10)
Mary Bell Maupin, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Auburn Creek Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Shasta, Ill. to James Young and Ella Mulee Burns Johnson. She and Wood Maupin were married Jan. 22, 1960, at Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death March 28, 2003...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Miscellaneous...
Jackson police and fire report 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. DWIs Arrests Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Out of the past 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
Scott City School District superintendent Bill Heckert has submitted his resignation to the school board, which has voted to accept it effective at the end of the current school year. BENTON, Mo. -- Checks of $50,000 as repayment of loans made by the Cape Girardeau and Scott county commissions to the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority were presented to presiding commissioners of both counties at a luncheon and news conference here yesterday...
Toybox support (12/20/10)
With only five shopping days until Christmas, many individuals in Southeast Missouri are scurrying to purchase last minute gifts. But as you finalize your Christmas list, consider supporting the Toybox program. The Jaycees and Southeast Missourian Toybox Program is still collecting toys for the city's less fortunate children...
Meth lab seizures (12/20/10)
While it is true that Missouri has been the leader of methamphetamine lab seizures for several years, it must be stated that Missouri is far from the "meth capital of the world" as many media outlets have headlined for dramatic effect. In fact, rather than wanting to lose the distinction of being the U.S. ...
Speak Out 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
STOP the smoking ban. Farmington, Mo., defeated the proposed ban on smoking, and the citizens of Cape Girardeau can, too. Most restaurants offer non-smoking seating. It's not always the best seating, but it is better than sitting in the smoking section. This is just another example of a few trying to change things for their liking...
Prayer 12/20/10 (12/20/10)
O Lord, may we set a good example for generations to come. Amen.
Deployed Guardsman keeps holiday traditions alive (12/20/10)
Editor's note: An 11-member section of the Missouri National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 135th Theater Aviation Battalion, of Lebanon, is more than halfway through its one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn...
Former SEMO Pitcher Elected to Kansas Baseball HOF (12/20/10)
With 986 career wins, 13 Jayhawk West Championships, 5 Jayhawk West Coach of the Year Awards, an NJCAA Hall of Fame induction, to go along with many other awards to his credit, Seward County Community College Head Baseball Coach Galen McSpadden doesn't have a whole lot of room left in his trophy case for another award but this January he will gladly make some space as it was announced Monday that he would be inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame...
Toys for Tots and Delta Lady Bobcats (12/20/10)
Members of the Delta Lady Bobcats basketball team took time out from sorting and bagging toys for Toys for Tots to get a group photo. Thanks, ladies, for all of your help and hard work!
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month (12/20/10)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for December are (front row from left) Nikki Le, Baylee Wren, Emily Harris and Gabby Desrosiers; (second row) Ellen Wang, Devon Brooks and Mason Warren; (third row) Brent Kinder, Conner Hobbs and Lexi McMahon. Southeast Hospital recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month (12/20/10)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for December are (front row from left) Blake Sparkman, Dominique Foulks, Emily Norville and Justin Biggerstaff; (second row) D'Vaisha Collins, Brittany Coonts and Destiny Kiser; (third row) Destiny Jones, Hannah Thiele and Brian Schumer. Southeast Hospital recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
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