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Stories from Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cape Girardeau City Council reluctantly asks for smoking ban on April 5 ballot (12/21/10)
Most members were reluctant to do it, but the Cape Girardeau City Council asked Monday night for an ordinance that would place a smoking ban on the April 5 ballot that would prohibit lighting up inside the city's bars, restaurants and other enclosed public places...
The County Line: Cape Girardeau County clerk's office busy year-round (12/21/10)
While some county offices have times throughout the year that aren't as busy as others, Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers said her department's two major roles, elections and human resources, always keep her busy. "We don't have a down time," she said. "There's stuff going on all year-round. Thank goodness I have a wonderful staff."...
Developer optimistic about downtown Cape Girardeau co-op (12/21/10)
Weaver Dickerson, the developer of a new dental and vision cooperative, is on probation for writing bad checks but says he's confident his past won't keep the development from receiving state funds. Dickerson met Monday morning with Mayor Harry Rediger, city manager Scott Meyer, Chamber of Commerce CEO John Mehner and Magnet executive director Mitch Robinson. ...
Toybox teams fill hundreds of Christmas stockings around Cape Girardeau (12/21/10)
She was scared at first, but 2-year-old Kennedy Brookins-Rose greeted Santa Claus on Monday with a small grin, excited about her Christmas gift -- her first baby doll. Kennedy's mother, Larisa, took a bag of additional gifts and whispered "thank you" to Santa as he moved on to his next stop of the night.
Cape Girardeau teen charged with burglary, theft of Christmas gifts (12/21/10)
Felony burglary charges were filed Saturday against a Cape Girardeau teenager who police say stole Christmas gifts from a family on Dorothy Street. Police first encountered Tyson L. Abraham, 18, just before midnight Friday when he and two others ran from a squad car on Bellevue Street near Ellis Street...
Crash closes Route 3 near Thebes (12/21/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Highway 3 near Thebes was closed around 7 p.m. after a car crash, according to the Illinois State Police.
Scott County raises threshold for bidding (12/21/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- In the coming year, department heads and elected officials in Scott County will have a bit more wiggle room when it comes to purchasing items used to conduct business. During their meeting Thursday, county commissioners altered bidding requirements. Now, any purchases greater than $2,000 to $6,000 require at least two bids from qualified vendors. Previously, the threshold was $1,500...
Jackson budget passes, includes employee pay raises (12/21/10)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen approved the city's $26 million budget for 2011, which includes about $100,000 in pay raises for the city's 130 employees. Assistant city administrator Larry Koenig said employees, depending on their level or step, would receive between 2 and 3 percent raises...
Pipe replacement closes Route N in Scott County (12/21/10)
Route N one-half mile south of Route E to two miles south of County Road 344 in Scott County will be closed Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. 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...
Cape Girardeau intersection closed for storm line repairs (12/21/10)
The intersection of Third and Water streets in Cape Girardeau will be closed through Friday. According to an e-mail from the city of Cape Girardeau, the intersection is closed to allow crews to make storm line repairs.
Highway 51 in Stoddard County closed for pipe replacement (12/21/10)
Highway 51 from County Road 440 to County Road 448 in Stoddard County will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the road. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 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...
Cape County Commission meeting canceled due to lack of quorum (12/21/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting scheduled for Monday was canceled due to the absences of two of three commissioners. Commissioner Jay Purcell had a doctor's appointment, and Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones was out, recovering from hip replacement surgery...
Legislators discuss budget issues with community college leaders in Poplar Bluff (12/21/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- How state funding will be allocated to the Missouri Department of Higher Education in the next budget is uncertain, but some area legislators will not be able to deny they heard the plea from the community college sector before going into session in January...
Sikeston child burned in fireplace accident (12/21/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston police are investigating an early Sunday fire in which a preschooler was burned. About 1 a.m. Sunday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a fire at 904 Ruth St, according to public information office Sgt. Jim McMillen. When officers arrived, they found a 3-year-old child with burns to the legs and face. People living at the home told police the injuries happened when they attempted to start a fire in the fireplace...
Missouri to lose congressional seat; drops from 9 to 8 (12/21/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's loss of one congressional seat will give the state its smallest delegation since the 1850 census and provide Republicans who control the state Legislature with an opportunity to redraw districts to solidify their party's power.
Census Bureau's population report today to decide fate of Missouri's congressional districts (12/21/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One of Missouri's nine congressional districts was on the chopping block Monday as officials waited for word about whether the state population was high enough to keep the current congressional delegation. Losing a seat would mean fewer lawmakers in Washington to advocate for Missourians and seek federal money for local projects. ...
Evacuations ordered in saturated California (12/21/10)
LOS ANGELES -- A storm pounding California with record rain forced authorities in the San Joaquin Valley to order 2,000 residents to evacuate the farming community of McFarland due to major flooding. An estimated 400 to 500 homes were in danger, Kern County Fire Department spokesman Sean Collins said...
U.S. gas demand on the decline (12/21/10)
NEW YORK -- The world's biggest gas-guzzling nation has limits after all. After seven decades of mostly uninterrupted growth, U.S. gasoline demand is at the start of a long-term decline. By 2030, Americans will burn at least 20 percent less gasoline than today, experts say, even as millions of more cars clog the roads...
Obama lobbies Republican senators to back arms pact (12/21/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tried to sway reluctant Republican senators Monday to back a new arms control treaty with Russia as GOP aversion to giving a politically damaged president another victory intruded on his national security agenda...
North Korea backs away from threat to attack South (12/21/10)
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea -- North Korea backed off threats to retaliate against South Korea for military drills Monday and reportedly offered concessions on its nuclear program -- signs it was looking to lower the temperature on the Korean peninsula after weeks of soaring tensions...
Winter disruptions lead to travel chaos in Europe (12/21/10)
LONDON -- The Christmas travel season turned angry and chaotic Monday as British officials struggled to clear snow and ice that paralyzed rail and air links and spawned cancellations and delays stranding thousands around the world. More than 48 hours after Britain's last snowfall, some passengers with boarding passes for Monday flights were not even allowed into London's Heathrow Airport. Inside, piles of garbage grew and some people slept on terminal floors...
12 arrested in suspected terrorism plot in U.K. (12/21/10)
LONDON -- In the biggest anti-terrorist sweep in Britain in nearly two years, police Monday arrested a dozen men accused of plotting a large-scale terror attack on targets inside the United Kingdom. The suspects, who ranged in age from 17 to 28, had been under surveillance for weeks and were believed to have links to Pakistan and Bangladesh, security officials said...
Holiday Classic newcomer Meadow Heights passes large test (12/21/10)
Meadow Heights, seeded fifth for the 15th annual eight-team girls basketball tournament, rolled past fourth-seeded Central 56-28 in Monday's first round.
Defending champion Notre Dame tags first loss on Scott City (12/21/10)
Notre Dame, which rolled to the title in last season's Show Me Center Holiday Classic, is only seeded third this year. But the Bulldogs don't plan on giving up their championship easily and their quest for a repeat is off to a good start. The Bulldogs rolled past upstart, sixth-seeded Scott City 58-25 in Monday's first round of the 15th annual eight-team girls basketball tournament...
Top seeds cruise to semis (12/21/10)
The top two seeds for the Show Me Center Holiday Classic both crushed their first-round opponents Monday. No. 1 Farmington beat No. 8 Saxony Lutheran 75-25 and No. 2 Jackson downed No. 7 Perryville 74-31 on the opening day of the 15th annual eight-team girls basketball tournament...
Southeast men look to build on first OVC win (12/21/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team has not won in Cookeville, Tenn., since its NCAA tournament season of 1999-2000. Southeast, fortified by a two-game winning streak, will try for a rare victory on Tennessee Tech's home court when the squads meet at 7:30 p.m. today...
Rams still control their playoff fate despite loss (12/21/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Belonging to the downtrodden NFC West has its benefits. The St. Louis Rams laid an egg at home on Sunday, yet remain tied for first place and hold the tiebreaker over the Seahawks. Another chance to get it done, a do over, a mulligan. Beat San Francisco this week at home and Seattle on the road in the finale, and they're 8-8 division champions who can open the playoffs at home...
Tips for treating a sick child (12/21/10)
Once the winter months set in, it seems there's always some sort of bug going around school, and luck would have it that your child catches it just in time to be sick over Christmas break. Between colds, flu, strep and other common illnesses, children would be lucky to escape this season without coming down with something. But if they do get sick, what should you do? These tips will help parents and caregivers see children through the illness and get them back on the way to health...
Nuts: A healthier, satisfying party food (12/21/10)
When you're lining up the shots at your holiday party, don't hesitate to go a little nuts. Really. Nuts are loaded with heart-healthy nutrients. They are also a good source of protein and fiber, which help for controlling hunger if you are trying to take off a few pounds...
Iva Middleton (12/21/10)
Iva Isabell Middleton, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Little River, Kan., to Columbus and Cora Nelson Franklin Crader and moved with her family to Missouri. She married William Robert Middleton...
Vernon Shell (12/21/10)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Vernon Lee Shell, 104, of Glenallen died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill, Mo. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in Old Trace Creek Cemetery near Glenallen...
Kenneth Riney (12/21/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kenneth L. Riney, 79, of Perryville died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Perry County, Mo., son of Murphy and Marie Thompson Riney. He and Leona Anderson were married July 9, 1955. Riney had been a maintenance supervisor with Valle School System in Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
Wilbert Hutteger (12/21/10)
Wilbert William "Wib" Hutteger, 80, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church...
Joy Rush (12/21/10)
Joy Guilliams Rush, 91, of Jackson, formerly of Puxico, Mo., and Doniphan, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Feb. 13, 1919, at Briar, Mo., daughter of George W. and Martha Fraiser Hunt. She was married to Marvin B. Guilliams 43 years. He died Dec. 16, 1976. In 1985 she married Eddie Rush. He preceded her in death in 1995...
Wanda Ryan (12/21/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wanda Irene Ryan, 88, of Chaffee died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at The Palms Medical Care Center in Sebring, Fla., following a brief illness. She was born March 25, 1922, in Chaffee, daughter of James Paul and Edna Robbins Jones. She and Evans "E.H." Ryan were married Feb. 4, 1940...
LaCreta Scifers (12/21/10)
LaCreta "Cretie" Scifers, 79, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Lick Springs, Mo., daughter of Wallace and Elizabeth Gould Bennett. She and Victor Scifers were married July 30, 1953, in Streator, Ill. He passed away Feb. 7, 2007...
Births 12/21/10 (12/21/10)
Daughter to Derek James and Heather Nicole Palisch of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 6:09 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Name, Emily Faith. Weight, 7 pounds. Mrs. Palisch is the former Heather Tuschhoff, daughter of Tim and Bev Tuschhoff of Jackson. She is a pharmacist with Walgreens in Cape Girardeau. Palisch is the son of Jim and Tammy Palisch of Altenburg, Mo. He is a pharmacist with Walgreens in Sikeston...
Jackson police and fire report 12/21/10 (12/21/10)
Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 12/21/10 (12/21/10)
A woman is robbed at gunpoint in the evening at West Park Mall by a pair of robbers, who make off with two furs she had just bought; it is the seventh report of an armed robbery in Cape Girardeau this month. Sgt. Michael Hurst, a Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department deputy, has been named the 1985 recipient of the Timothy J. Ruopp Award, an award initiated last year...
The Delta Regional Authority at 10 years (12/21/10)
The Delta Regional Authority has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the federal-state partnership representing an eight-state region comprised of 252 counties and parishes, 29 of which are in Southeast Missouri. Missouri has always been active in the Delta Regional Authority, but stands to make an even greater impact now with Governor Nixon serving as the states' co-chair...
Penzel's centennial (12/21/10)
Most people have the opportunity to celebrate an individual milestone in their lives. However, not many families can celebrate a multigenerational milestone. That's what Penzel Construction Co. of Jackson did recently. The Penzel company and more than 300 past and present clients, retired and current employees and subcontractors gathered last Tuesday at The Venue in Cape Girardeau to celebrate 100 years in business for the company spanning four generations...
Speak Out 12/21/10 (12/21/10)
BEFORE an insurance company pays a claim for an accident, I believe they should question whether the driver was talking or texting on their cell phone. I think the public does have a right to tell a business owner what they can do in their establishment, because it affects the health of everybody...
Prayer 12/21/10 (12/21/10)
O Lord, may all experience the joy and peace of the Christmas season. Amen.
'Christmas Carol' a Success (12/21/10)
An extraordinary group of people recently proved they have what it takes to capture the heart of an audience during their performance of "A Christmas Carol." "It was a wonderful event on a gray Saturday afternoon to put the audience in a Christmas spirit," said Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger...
Local Chorale Adds Orchestra to Concert (12/21/10)
Two years ago, the Perry County Lutheran Chorale made a decision. "Since everyone is so busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas, we thought we would try having our Christmas concert after December 25," said Chorale President Danny Kiefer of Perryville. The January 2009 concert was a success, so the group repeated the performance last January and is currently planning their third After-Christmas Christmas Concert. This year, however, the concert will include more than singing...
Teacher, Students Give Back to Saint Francis NICU (12/21/10)
Brandie Maddox, a 10th-grade teacher at Sikeston High School, and her students donated short- and long-term items for families with infants in Saint Francis Medical Center's Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The gifts included toiletries, 20 handmade blankets, infant socks, snacks and other items useful to Level III NICU families. ...
Maggie Faye (12/21/10)
Maggie Faye - owned by Barry and Jewel Hampton in Chaffee Mo, Maggie's favorite activity is jumping grasshoppers in the back yard.
Roxie (12/21/10)
Roxie - owned by Barry and Jewel Hampton in Chaffee Mo. Roxie's favorite thing to do is being lovable and getting treats.
Winter Sky (12/21/10)
The sky was a beautiful sight in the late afternoon on a cold winter day. This photo was taken at the Red Star Conservation area in Cape Girardeau.
Screech Owl (12/21/10)
I found this little guy in our garage this evening for the second time. He stands about twelve inches high. He is supposed to be in his owl house outside, which he has used for the last two years.
St. Vincent de Paul Student Council (12/21/10)
The St. Vincent de Paul Student Council in Cape Girardeau collected items for Maxine Shareable Wearables. The students and staff at the school donated many pairs of socks, gloves, undergarments, shirts, pants and hats.
Cape Area Habitat for Humanity receives donation (12/21/10)
US Bank donates to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity reaches out to help low income families in need of affordable housing by building simple, decent, and affordable homes.
Southeast Food Bank receives donation (12/21/10)
Southeast Missouri Food Bank receives dollar donation along with food items collected from US Bank branches located in Cape Girardeau County.
Hoover Center Celebrates Christmas (12/21/10)
Participating in the Christmas Celebration on December 21: Left to Right: Betty Evans, Linda Dockins, Ida Mitchell, Violet Crain, Barbara Warren, Bernice Hartman, Standing: Estel Bowers, Cliff Heinrick, Cherie Herbst-Coordinator, and Norma Dawes and not pictured: Anita Hahs, Charly Faucett and Jennifer Sutterer...
Flipping Out in Cape Girardeau (12/21/10)
Jeff and Jenny with me and Melody Anderson of LFCS
Railroad Shares With Young Saint Francis Patients (12/21/10)
Employees of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway in Chaffee shared their abundance with young patients in the Saint Francis Medical Center Children's Center during Christmas. After the annual BNSF Christmas party, all extra gifts are donated to local charities and pediatric patients. The gifts are provided by Ed Ferris, BNSF superintendent of operations. John Neel, BNSF trainmaster, says the donations are one small way the railway can give back to the community...
Toybox Elves (12/21/10)
Santas Helpers
The King visits Blanchard Elementary (12/21/10)
The King stops by Ms. Williams Kindergarden class at Blanchard Elementary.
Moon coming out of totality (12/21/10)
It was a great night for watching the total eclipse last night. This photo of the moon just coming out of darkness doesn't do it justice. Temps were a chilly 52 degrees down here in West Palm Beach, FL, but the skies were clear. P.S. I didn't get to bed until 4 a.m. Don't call me unless you owe me money...
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