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Stories from Sunday, December 26, 2010

VP in group proposing vision, dental co-op owes $59,000 in real estate taxes (12/26/10)
Cape Girardeau officials have known for more than a year that one of the vice presidents of a proposed downtown health care cooperative has a history of not paying property taxes on time. John P. Wyman, listed as the co-vice president of Hometown Holding Group LLC, is delinquent on many taxes owed to the city, county and state, according to county tax records. ...
Family delivers gifts at 2 area nursing homes Christmas Eve (12/26/10)
Melinda Hellman was in the Navy when she got word her grandfather's health was deteriorating and that he had to move into a nursing home. She would never see him alive again. Charles Sparks died while his granddaughter was on duty in Fort Worth, Texas...
Scott County sheriff still has a few suspects in 1992 Benton murder (12/26/10)
Although he's ending the year without an arrest in the 1992 murder of 19-year-old Angela Mischelle Lawless like he had hoped, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said he's not stopping the search for her killer. And with the help of Dr. John Bond, a scientist from England who has invented a technique for fingerprint detection, Walter and his lead investigator, detective Branden Caid, have found even more incentive not to quit...
The County Line: Coroner probes deaths, but causes sometimes difficult to determine (12/26/10)
Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said his job isn't for most people but is one that presents him with daily challenges. "Anyone who says they like being coroner probably needs to consider some professional counseling," he said. "It is a challenging job. It is an interesting job. You try to find out why did this person die. They should not be dead. You try to unravel the mystery."...
Stoddard County prosecutor to seek jail time for Hometown Holdings CEO Dickerson (12/26/10)
Before he proposed a $10 million deal for downtown Cape Girardeau, Weaver Dickerson racked up well over $100,000 in bad checks and spent nearly a month in jail in 2007.
Illinois man injured in Christmas morning crash (12/26/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A slick roadway caused a Mound City, Ill. man to roll his vehicle early Saturday morning on Interstate 57. Jerome D. Kizer, 23, suffered serious injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Around 7:50 a.m., Kizer lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer on an icy bridge, struck a curb and overturned...
Sikeston teen testifies about night of fatal truck incident (12/26/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- For close to an hour Thursday, a Sikeston, Mo., teen recalled the events of a July incident that led to the death of another. Heather Adams, 17, was one of the three witnesses called to the stand at Thursday's preliminary hearing for Brianna M. Branson, 18. Branson is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and second-degree assault. She appeared before Judge Scott Horman...
Cairo woman dies following Monday crash on Highway 3 (12/26/10)
A Cairo, Ill., woman injured in a three-vehicle crash Monday that killed two others, including a Cape Girardeau teen, has died. Lovella Newell, 76, died today of complications of the crash that occurred around 6 p.m. Monday on Illinois Highway 3, according to the Illinois State Police...
Cape Girardeau receives some white for Christmas (12/26/10)
Business U.S. 60 in Stoddard County reduced for drainage repairs (12/26/10)
Eastbound Business U.S. 60 between One Mile Road and Cooper Street in Dexter, Mo., will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation does ditching along the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. 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...
Club news 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
Lamplighters FCE had its December meeting and Christmas Party in the home of Beverly Meyer. 12 members repeated answered the roll call by sharing plans for Christmas. The hostess then had everyone sing "O Come All Ye Faithful" as a devotional thought...
Missouri family turns to stem cells to help ailing dog (12/26/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- When one of Caryn Fenton's family members fell ill, she began a personal journey to find a cure. Traditional medical treatments failed, and the problems intensified. At times the pain would subside, but it always returned. A permanent solution seemed elusive...
Rider pulls knife on California cabbie but leaves tip (12/26/10)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California taxi passenger may have an anger problem, but he's no Grinch. Police in Sacramento got a report that a man pulled a knife on a cab driver during a dispute but still made sure to pay his fare -- plus tip. The Sacramento Bee said the rider argued with the driver about his desired destination Dec. 18, then pulled out a folding-blade knife, prompting the driver to run away on foot...
Civil War message decoded: No help coming (12/26/10)
RICHMOND, Va. -- A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the Confederate commander in Vicksburg the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago. The dispatch offered no hope to doomed Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton: Reinforcements are not on the way...
New tax law packed with obscure business tax cuts, grants (12/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- The massive new tax bill signed into law by President Barack Obama is filled with all kinds of holiday stocking stuffers for businesses: tax breaks for producing TV shows, grants for putting up windmills, rum subsidies for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands...
EPA moving unilaterally to limit greenhouse gases (12/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration took separate actions last week to protect clean air and federal wilderness areas, reaffirming that the White House can pursue its goals without depending on help from an increasingly combative Congress. In the coming two years, that may become a more popular approach...
Biden: Country's ideas 'evolving' on gay marriage (12/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is predicting that the evolution in thinking that will permit gays to soon serve openly in the military eventually will bring about a national consensus for same-sex marriage. Changes in attitudes by military leaders, those in the service and the public allowed the repeal by Congress of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Biden noted in a nationally broadcast interview on Christmas Eve...
Biologists head to military bunkers to fight bat disease (12/26/10)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Biologist Susi von Oettingen walked into the dark World War II-era military bunker and took out her flashlight. Among the old pipes, wires and machinery parts, she saw some bats hanging from cracks in the cement walls and ceiling...
Lawyer: Feds probe pilot who criticized airport security (12/26/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A pilot who posted videos on YouTube that were critical of security at San Francisco International Airport is now the subject of an investigation, the pilot's attorney says. The pilot placed several videos on YouTube in late November or early December that showed how ground crew members can enter secure areas by swiping security cards and without undergoing further screening...
Thief pays for hammer stolen decades ago (12/26/10)
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania tool-supply company said somebody mailed a $45 check to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. Lynne Gramling, president of Central Contractors' Supply Co., told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat that the check arrived earlier this month...
Lawyer: Man in Mass. pizza prank agrees to pay up (12/26/10)
AMHERST, Mass. -- A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlor but never picked them up has agreed to hand over the dough. A lawyer for the New Jersey man said his client is a "decent enough" guy with no criminal record who felt bad about the prank...
Bad Santa robs Rhode Island yacht club bar (12/26/10)
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Call it a ho-ho-holdup. Police said a man dressed as Santa Claus has robbed a Rhode Island yacht club. Authorities say a bartender was alone in the East Providence Yacht Club on Dec. 19 when a large man wearing a red suit, red hat, white beard and carrying a sack walked into the bar and brandished a gun...
Vermont gov gives press 1 last dog and pony show (12/26/10)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Sometimes derided for his "dog and pony show" news conferences, outgoing Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas used his last one to trot out the real thing. The Republican governor, who leaves office next month after eight years, appeared at his weekly news conference Wednesday with a miniature horse and a Labrador retriever, in a light-hearted jab at his image. ...
West African leaders threaten use of force in Ivory Coast (12/26/10)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- The man who refuses to leave Ivory Coast's presidency faced new threats to his grasp on power after regional leaders threatened to remove him by force if necessary. Diplomatic pressure and sanctions have left Laurent Gbagbo increasingly isolated though he has been able to maintain his rule nearly a month after the disputed vote because of the loyalty of security forces and the military...
Dutch detain 12 Somalis on terror suspicions (12/26/10)
AMSTERDAM -- Dutch police have arrested 12 Somali men in the key port city of Rotterdam on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, the public prosecutor said Saturday. The men, aged 19 to 48, were detained Friday on a tip from the intelligence services that they were planning an attack shortly in the Netherlands. ...
Pope urges courage for Catholics in China, Iraq (12/26/10)
VATICAN CITY -- Iraqi Christians celebrated a somber Christmas in a Baghdad cathedral stained with dried blood, while Pope Benedict XVI exhorted Chinese Catholics to stay loyal despite restrictions on them in a holiday address laced with worry for the world's Christian minorities...
Female bomber kills 45 at food center in Pakistan (12/26/10)
KHAR, Pakistan -- A burqa-clad female suicide bomber in Pakistan lobbed hand grenades, then detonated her explosive belt among a crowd at an aid center Saturday, killing at least 45 people in militants' latest strike against the authorities' control over the key tribal region bordering Afghanistan...
Pirates hijack cargo ship (12/26/10)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The European Union's anti-piracy force said a Thai-owned cargo ship has been hijacked in the Arabian Sea. The EU force said Somali pirates hijacked the MV Thor Nexus early Saturday about 450 nautical miles northeast of Yemen's island of Socorta...
Bethlehem sees record pilgrimage crowd for Christmas (12/26/10)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- The largest number of pilgrims in a decade have gathered in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas, with tens of thousands flocking to the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where tradition holds Jesus was born, for prayers Saturday morning...
Courtship series: Recruiting budget determines options (12/26/10)
The final installment in a six-week series that explored recruiting in men's college basketball from the perspective of coaches and players.
Southeast's Harris adds more hardware to trophy case (12/26/10)
Yet still more honors rolled in for the Southeast Missouri State football team. Southeast garnered another three All-American accolades when the Phil Steele Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) squads were released Thursday. Senior tailback Henry Harris and senior center Sean Middleton made the Phil Steele first team, while sophomore safety Tylor Brock made the second team...
Sub-.500 49ers, Rams chase playoff dreams (12/26/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' second year under coach Steve Spagnuolo should be considered a success no matter what happens. Six wins is a huge leap forward, matching the total from the previous three seasons. The Rams were 1-15 and rarely competitive last year, earning the right to draft quarterback Sam Bradford with the No. 1 overall draft pick...
Abundance of field goals good for Brown, bad for offense (12/26/10)
St. Louis' kicker has converted 3 of 4 from at least 50 yards
More than half ages 25 to 29 only have cell phones (12/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- In a first for any age group, more than half of Americans age 25 to 29 live in households with cell phones but no traditional landline telephones. A report on phone use by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that the younger children are, the likelier they are to live in homes that only have wireless phones. ...
Cape Girardeau woman spent six months working on banner to mark First Presbyterian Church's 175th anniversary (12/26/10)
For more than six months, Alice Kabo spent about five hours a day working on a special project to commemorate the 175th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. With help from church members Sandy Wilhelm, Erica McBride and Ann Ritter, Kabo stitched the most recent of four intricately designed needlepoint banners bearing symbols and colors that represent the church's values. ...
A Christmas story: Author draws on memories, upbringing for debut novel (12/26/10)
A story began to build in Toby Lynn's mind as he sat with his wife Cindy and their family in a hospital waiting room in November 2008, waiting to hear news on his mother-in-law. Bernetta Lankford had became critically ill after a surgery and died that same month...
Optimists recognize students during Youth Appreciation Week (12/26/10)
The Marble Hill Optimists Club recognized two students each from Leopold, Zalma, Woodland and Meadow Heights during Youth Appreciation Week. Youth Appreciation Week is the Optimists' way to develop close communication with the area's young people and demonstrate to the community the positive contributions the young people are making...
Deed of the Week 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
Eloise Moore, of Chaffee, Mo., is not your typical deed of the week recipient. Moore has been trying to provide good deeds for more than 37 years. Moore is currently the longest running and oldest volunteer in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which matches volunteers with programs that need them. ...
Teen earns Eagle Scout rank (12/26/10)
Dakota Sander of Boy Scout Troop 4011 in Jackson has recently 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...
Pigg finishes military training (12/26/10)
Pfc. Edward Pigg of Cape Girardeau recently completed his military training to become an infantryman for Missouri National Guard's Company C, 1/138th Infantry Regiment in Perryville, Mo. He graduated from basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga., earlier this month. ...
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FYI 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
The Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Riverside Regional Library in Benton, Mo. The presenters will be librarian Bernice Kern and Betty Bridwell. The two speakers will be giving a presentation on Scherenschnitte, which is a form of paper-cutting. ...
Pet of the week (12/26/10)
Pet name: Alpha Owner: Lauren Grammer FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Sharing the Christmas spirit. ...
Lester graduates from military training (12/26/10)
Pfc. Timothy Lester of Millersville recently completed his military training to become an infantryman for Missouri National Guard's Company C, 1/138th Infantry Regiment in Perryville, Mo. He graduated from basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. ...
Generous Marine Corps (12/26/10)
The Jackson and Cape Girardeau Optimist clubs recently presented a check for $1,185 to the Marine Corps League. The clubs held a fundraiser at Bingo World to collect the money. Pictured from left are Bruce Scherer, Mary Kirn, Richard Decker and Patty Turner...
Hensel graduates from military training (12/26/10)
Pvt. John Hensel of Cape Girardeau recently completed his military training to become a light-wheeled vehicle mechanic for Missouri National Guard's Forward Support Company of the 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau. He graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and then graduated from advanced individual training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. ...
Now is the time to ask: What is next of us? (12/26/10)
Today we celebrate the season of nextuvus (pronounced next-of-us). Nextuvus is the blessed time between Christmas and the beginning of the New Year when we examine the soul searching question "what is next of us?" "What exactly is done during this most sacred of holidays" you may ask? There are many ways to celebrate nextuvus but four that seem to be commonly shared...
The power of place (12/26/10)
"Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere." (Psalm 84:10) Picture the scene: a man in his early 30s with his television reporter wife, drinks in hand, stuck in a nightclub in St. Louis on New Year's Eve. There are so many people present that they cannot move without jostling a stranger who -- like the man in question -- is holding a beverage, an occasion born more out of a desire for sociability than need for a libation...
Learning about our state bird (12/26/10)
The eastern bluebird -- Missouri's state bird -- is a member of the thrush family. Most thrushes are native to the Old World, but bluebird thrushes are native to North America, where three kinds exist. The western bluebird and the mountain bluebird are America's other two bluebirds...
Pauline Young (12/26/10)
Pauline S. Young, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cletha Triplett (12/26/10)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Cletha Bell Triplett, 92, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was formerly of Morley. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to service time today at First Church of God in Poplar Bluff...
Lawrence Mattingly (12/26/10)
Lawrence E. Mattingly, 63, of St. Mary, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. to time of service at 7 p.m. Monday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo.
Rose Wiggins (12/26/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Rose N. Johnson Wiggins, 54, of Cairo died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Alexander County from injuries received in an automobile accident. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Tuesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo...
Raymond Roth (12/26/10)
Raymond T Roth, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Thomas Cobb (12/26/10)
Thomas Cobb, 35, of Gordonville died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Jeanette Sams (12/26/10)
Jeanette Sams, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Betty Davis (12/26/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Betty Arlene Davis, 73, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday until the funeral hour at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill...
Frieda Lorenz (12/26/10)
Frieda E.R. Lorenz, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Sept. 22, 1914, in New Wells, to Otto F. and Josephine Frenger Bodenschatz. She and Elmer A. Lorenz were married Sept. 2, 1934, at New Wells. He preceded her in death in May 1990...
Sherman Vessells (12/26/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Sherman Arvie Vessells, 81, of Chaffee died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of Gus and Elvie Blevins Vessells. He and Opal Jane Blue were married Dec. 20, 1952, in Piggott, Ark...
Harley McCrite (12/26/10)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Harley "Toad" McCrite, 87, of Olive Branch died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Diswood, Ill., to Harley and Pansy McKee McCrite. He and Ethel Bridges were married Feb. 8, 1947...
James Lawson (12/26/10)
BENTON, Ill. -- James Robert Lawson, 76, of Benton died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Burial with military honors will be in Benton. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Carolyn Davison (12/26/10)
MALDEN, Mo. -- Dorothy Carolyn Davison, 85, of Malden died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, in Malden. She was born June 18, 1925, in Lynchburg, Ohio, daughter of Archibald and Pearl Hart. She and Richard Parks Davison were married June 24, 1948, at Fairview Church of Christ in Hillsboro, Ohio. He preceded her in death July 11, 2006. This union brought forth four children...
Rhonda Grebing (12/26/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rhonda Marie Grebing, 57, of Kansas City passed away Dec. 22, 2010. Rhonda was born Sept. 21, 1953, in Frohna, Mo., to Clarence E. and Mildred L. Nussbaum Grebing. She leaves her husband, Mike Hicks; sons, John and David Hicks; parents; brother, Kent Grebing and his wife, Carla; sister, Denise Morrison and her husband, Alvin; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wade and Betty Hicks; nieces and nephews, Alison Funke, Barrett Grebing, Robert Morrison and Kathy Morrison...
Births 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
Son to Jeremiah Dean and Emily Ann Cleveland of San Diego, Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:44 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. Name, Jeremiah Dean. Weight, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Cleveland is the former Emily Wulfers, daughter of Jeff and Camie Wulfers of Cape Girardeau. Cleveland is the son of Curtis Cleveland of Anaheim, Calif., and Melanie Cleveland of Costa Mesa, Calif. He is deployed with the U.S. Navy...
Bollinger - Bomar (12/26/10)
Mariah Kay Bollinger and Shannon Leigh Bomar were married July 31, 2010, at Deerfield Lodge. Travis Hendrix performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Candi Nelson of Scott City and Sean Bomar of Jackson, sister and brother of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Frank and Donna Bollinger of Sedgewickville, Mo. Gary and Jeanine Bomar of Jackson are parents of the groom...
Puckett - Wills (12/26/10)
Alisha Dawn Puckett and Terry Lynn Wills were married May 28, 2010, at Bloomfield, Mo. Judge Steve Mitchell performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Puckett of Oran, Mo., and the late Gary Puckett. The groom is the son of Mitchell and Genevieve Wills of Advance, Mo...
Phares - Lage (12/26/10)
Alyssa Susan Phares and Jeffrey Daniel Lage were united in marriage Oct. 30, 2010, in Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah, Ga. The Rev. Joe Wadas performed the ceremony. Soloist was Loren Groves of Perryville, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Martha Phares of Normal, Ill. The groom is the son of Dori Lage of Cape Girardeau, and the late Wally Lage...
Campbell - Cook (12/26/10)
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...
Ledbetter - Mullins (12/26/10)
Steve and Amy Ledbetter of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Ledbetter, to Jesse James Mullins. He is the son of Cheryl Stone and Darrell Mullins of McKee, Ky. Ledbetter is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. She attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Burger King and Cape Radiology...
Wittenborn - Uhrhan (12/26/10)
Robert and Susan Wittenborn of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Suzanne Wittenborn, to Michael Ray Uhrhan. He is the son of Vernon and Jerry Uhrhan of Cape Girardeau. Wittenborn received a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University, and a master's degree in technology in education from the University of Missouri. She is employed by Cape Girardeau School District at Clippard Elementary...
Cisternas - McMullin (12/26/10)
Miguel and Marcela Cisternas of Orem, Utah, announce the engagement of their daughter, Daniela Cisternas, to Mark Andrew McMullin. He is the son of John and Taffy McMullin of Cape Girardeau. Cisternas is a graduate of Tim Panogos High School in Orem. She received a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in 2007. She is employed by the School of Education at Brigham Young...
Wiseman - 50 Years (12/26/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Wiseman of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Dec. 18 at their home. Hosts were their daughters. Wiseman and Dimple Eaker were married Dec. 25, 1960, at Randles General Baptist Church by the Rev. Verlee Eaker, brother of the bride. Their attendants were Wanda Hess and Bill Nelson...
Bickings - 40 Years (12/26/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bickings of Kelso are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. A trip is planned in February to Disney World with their children and grandchildren. Bickings and Diane Burris were married Dec. 26, 1970, at St. Mary's Cathedral, by the Rev. Ray Seyer. Their attendants were Debbie Burris Suhre and the late Larry Bickings...
Jackson police/fire report 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
Band instruments of the Cape Girardeau Central High School Bengal Lancers are loaded early in the morning onto a truck that will transport them to Phoenix, where the band will participate in the Fiesta Bowl parade Tuesday; the band is making the trip on chartered buses...
School funding vs. corporate welfare (12/26/10)
By John Cook The juxtaposition of stories from the Friday paper and the Sunday paper concerning state funding is concerning, to say the least. On Friday, Dec. 17, there was a front page story about the looming State budget shortfall for fiscal year 2011. The article points out that the state has been busily cutting public school funding and other benefits to the public at large. Part of the article said:...
Governor's announcement in Cape latest example of how rush to seek publicity on economic developments can backfire from a political standpoint (12/26/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governors navigate dangerous territory when they travel around the state touting economic development projects. I learned that little lesson for the first time more than two decades ago covering one of Colorado Gov. Roy Romer's "Dome on the Range" tours...
BackStoppers (12/26/10)
Cape Girardeau was recently added to the coverage area of BackStoppers, an organization that financially supports spouses and children of police officers, firefighters and other publicly funded emergency medical responders who die in the line of duty...
Smoking ban a health issue (12/26/10)
Dear editor:The Dec. 12 article "Opposition to proposed smoking ban in Cape Girardeau heats up" focused more on the controversy of smoke-free policies than the reason for them -- the health of employees and patrons. Despite overwhelming evidence of the negative effects of secondhand smoke on public health, the primary concern among some is the impact a smoke-free ordinance may have on business. ...
Speak Out 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
People should not have to settle for secondhand smoke. I don't really give diddly-squat what Farmington does. The person said settle for the fake boundaries a restaurant has for smoking and nonsmoking, where the smoke creeps right over to your nose. I don't think so. People should never settle for second-best when it comes to their health...
Prayer 12/26/10 (12/26/10)
O God, I will sing of your love and justice; to you O Lord I will sing praise. Amen
Zalma Jr. Betta -Living Literature (12/26/10)
The Zalma Jr. Beta Particpated at the State Jr. Beta convention December 3rd, and placed 2nd in Poster, 3rd in Scrap Book and 2nd in Living Literature. The Convention was held in Poplar Bluff at the Black River Collusium. Sponsors for the Club are Tobi Layton, Faith Bailey and Linda Barnes Davis...
Sammy tries to Stow Away in the Picnic Basket (12/26/10)
I'd carried some cookie making ingredients to a friend's house in this basket. When I was preparing to leave I noticed Sammy was making himself at home in the basket.
"T'was the Night Before Christmas......" (12/26/10)
Big , fluffy, white snowflakes fell from the sky Christmas Eve creating a magical appearance.
Zalma and Leopold Concert Choirs (12/26/10)
The Zalma Concert Choir and Leopold Concert Choir joined voices to perform for the KFVS Heartland Holidays program. The Leopold Concert Choir is under the direction of Allison Page and the Zalma Concert Choir is under the direction of Linda Barnes Davis/...
Pure Innocence (12/26/10)
Our Great GrandDaughter that we miss.
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