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Some Fruitland residents request annexation by Jackson with goal of incorporation (01/05/11)
More than 60 Fruitland residents signed a petition for annexation into the city of Jackson last month. According to the document, the group's goal is to incorporate as the Village of Fruitland, but petitioning for annexation is the first step. According to Missouri revised statute 72.130, any area wishing to incorporate must first approach any city within two miles of its proposed borders for annexation...
Top-ranking House, Senate lawmakers expect to see hearings on Watch Me Smile project (01/05/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's top two legislators are calling for more government oversight into the way the state administers state business incentives, with one saying the Department of Economic Development "clearly dropped the ball" when it authorized $2 million in state aid for a Cape Girardeau project headed by a man on probation for a felony...
Mo. death penalty foes ask Nixon to stop execution of Southeast Missouri man (01/05/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Death penalty opponents and the attorney for a southeast Missouri man convicted and sentenced to death in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to stop what would be the state's first execution in nearly two years...
Missouri Chamber of Commerce announces 2011 legislative agenda (01/05/11)
Measures to improve Missouri's business climate were announced Tuesday by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry in hopes the 2011 legislature will adopt the proposed reforms.
Weather service: Southeast Missouri tornadoes had 120 mph winds (01/05/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Damage assessment reports on the two EF-2 tornadoes in Carter and Butler counties Friday afternoon have been released by the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. Meteorologist Rick Shanklin said the peak wind at both locations was estimated at 120 mph...
Two Cape pharmacies still among highest in Mo. for pseudoephedrine sales (01/05/11)
Two of Cape Girardeau's largest pharmacies -- Walgreens and Walmart -- continue to lead Missouri in pseudoephedrine sales, although the number of boxes sold dropped at the stores in December, according to the statewide database that tracks purchases of the cold and sinus medication...
Two Patton residents sent to hospital after hitting deer (01/05/11)
Two Patton, Mo., residents suffered moderate injuries after hitting a deer in Bollinger County Tuesday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 1994 Pontiac Firebird driven by 19-year-old Edward E. Cureton ran off the road and struck a ditch after hitting the animal two miles west of Marble Hill, Mo. on County Road 502 at 7:19 p.m...
Zalma woman killed in Bollinger County accident (01/05/11)
A Zalma, Mo., woman was killed in a Bollinger County accident Tuesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 2003 Chevrolet driven by 77-year-old Mary L. Baker ran off the road, struck a culvert and overturned on Highway 51 two miles north of Marble Hill, Mo. at 1:30 p.m...
Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County reduced for guardrail repair (01/05/11)
Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make guardrail repairs. This section of road from is two miles south of Highway 84 to one mile south of Highway 84. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Police: Man steals car, crashes twice (01/05/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Local police said they arrested a 45-year-old Kennett man after he apparently stole a car and crashed it twice during a police pursuit while under the influence of alcohol. According to official reports, on Monday a Kennett police officer saw William Scott Ferrell driving in a careless matter on College Street and attempted to stop him. ...
Former senator Bond joins St. Louis firm (01/05/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Retiring Missouri Sen. Kit Bond has a new job with a St. Louis-based law firm. Bond announced Tuesday he is joining the Thompson Coburn law firm as a partner and will work primarily out of its Washington, D.C., office. The 71-year-old Republican decided not to seek re-election this past November after 24 years in the Senate. ...
Police try to trace final days of consultant found in landfill (01/05/11)
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Police trying to piece together the last days of a slain national defense consultant said Tuesday he was seen alive in downtown Wilmington less than 24 hours before he was found dead in a load of trash at a landfill. Sanitation workers spotted the body of 66-year-old John Wheeler III falling from a refuse truck as it dumped its load Friday at the Cherry Island landfill near Wilmington...
Texan declared innocent after 30 years in prison (01/05/11)
DALLAS -- A Texas man declared innocent Tuesday after 30 years in prison had at least two chances to make parole and be set free -- if only he would admit he was a sex offender. But Cornelius Dupree Jr. refused to do so, maintaining his innocence in a 1979 rape and robbery, in the process serving more time for a crime he didn't commit than any other Texas inmate exonerated by DNA evidence...
Central rolls past Northwest (01/05/11)
T.J. Tisdell has gone from seeing limited varsity action to being among the area's leading scorers. That's how much the Central High School junior has improved since last season. "He's really come a long way," Central coach Drew Church said. Tisdell, a 6-foot-5 forward, continued his strong play Tuesday night during Central's 75-42 rout of visiting Northwest-House Springs in the Tigers' home opener...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Otto Porter (01/05/11)
Porter led the Braves to a third consecutive Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament title at the Show Me Center.
Tolbert hits scoring milestone in ND win (01/05/11)
Jacob Tolbert went over the 1,000-point mark for his career as the Notre Dame boys basketball team routed visiting Fredericktown 90-43 Tuesday night. Tolbert, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, had five 3-pointers and finished with 24 points as the Bulldogs improved to 7-4...
Middleton gets award as top center in FCS (01/05/11)
The Southeast senior lineman was bestowed the 2010 Rimington Award
Southeast loses its offensive coordinator (01/05/11)
White accepted the job as running backs coach at New Mexico
Turkey is easy and healthy meal year-round (01/05/11)
If by now you haven't hit turkey fatigue, consider going back to this all-American bird for easy, speedy and healthy weeknight meals. There's no need to mess with the whole bird. Turkey breast cutlets are thin slices of skinless meat that cook quickly and require almost no prep. Plus, they have only half a gram of fat per 4-ounce serving...
Recipe Swap: Vegetarian dishes for a healthy new year (01/05/11)
Cheryl Mothes of Cape Girardeau is trying to help us all start off the new year on a healthy note, after all the food we have eaten over the holidays. She has contributed a few vegetarian recipes for us to try. I have tried several of them, and they are all delicious. She always says they are so packed with flavor you won't even know they are vegetarian, and she's right. Give these recipes a try to kick your new year off right...
Good eats: Tom Harte's list of places to visit in 2011 (01/05/11)
While your list of things to do in 2011 may consist of places to see, books to read or things to learn, my list, of course, is made up of places to eat that I'd like to visit or revisit in the coming year. It's an idiosyncratic inventory, to be sure, but I herewith offer it for your consideration. After all, you don't need me to suggest the famous places like Charlie Trotter's or The French Laundry. These are eateries that I think are well worth seeking out in the new year...
Choreographer: Jackson not well days before death (01/05/11)
LOS ANGELES -- A choreographer who worked with Michael Jackson on his ill-fated concert tour told a judge Tuesday he let the superstar skip rehearsal six days before he died because he seemed sick and out of shape. Choreographer Kenny Ortega said he was summoned the next morning to Jackson's home and told by Dr. Conrad Murray to not try to be Jackson's doctor or psychiatrist...
Sgt. Douglas Gross (01/05/11)
Sgt. Douglas A. Gross, 29, of Bemidji, Minn., formerly of Gordonville, was injured in a pedestrian-vehicular accident Dec. 28, 2010, in Bemidji. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born Sept. 20, 1981, in Cape Girardeau, to Richard and Sheila King Gross. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville, where his membership still remained. He and Christie Meulebroeck were married July 23, 2005, in Dubuque, Iowa...
Bertha Dumey (01/05/11)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Bertha Dumey, 90, of New Hamburg died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
William Hardwig (01/05/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- William Mark Hardwig, 53, of Anna, formerly of Murphysboro, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Union County Hospital in Anna. A memorial service and burial will be announced at a later date. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements...
Dessie Gaines (01/05/11)
Dessie Gaines, 94, of Delta died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Hank Cloninger (01/05/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- H.C. "Hank" Cloninger, 79, of Marble Hill died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Levering Regional Health Care in Hannibal, Mo. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery at Marble Hill...
Mabel Albrecht (01/05/11)
Mabel Clara Albrecht, 82, of Scott City died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born March 19, 1928, in Jackson, daughter of August F.W. and Clara Nagel Meier. She and Robert John Albrecht were married Sept. 3, 1950, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1999...
June Allmon (01/05/11)
June Janet Allmon, 73, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Fieldon, Ill., daughter of Charles and Virginia Christian Karaushaar. June was the first female licensed by the Coast Guard to pilot a ferryboat. She operated Tower Rock Ferry in Wittenberg, Mo., many years. She had an avid love for quilting...
Pearl Mongreig (01/05/11)
Pearl N. Mongreig, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. She was a resident of Ratliff Care Center. She was born March 24, 1920, in Shannon County, Mo., to Elmer and Lucy Conway Camden. She and Robert J. Mongreig were married April 22, 1950, at Hinsdale, Ill. He died May 28, 2007...
Willis Hughes Sr. (01/05/11)
Grand Tower, Ill. -- Willis A. Hughes Sr., 90, of Grand Tower passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Willis was born May 6, 1920, in Eldorado, Ill., to Elmer and Lorene (Bramlet) Hughes. He and Velma Gladys Estel were married March 22, 1941, at Perryville, Mo. She died Dec. 9, 2004...
Genevieve Griffin (01/05/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Genevieve Theresa "Gen" Griffin, 87, of Hazelwood, Mo., formerly of Chaffee, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born March 3, 1923, in Chaffee, daughter of Charles Vincent and Igenia Theresa Strack Griffin...
Alfred Oliver (01/05/11)
FESTUS, Mo. -- Alfred Lum Oliver, 81, of Festus entered into rest Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home. He was born April 9, 1929, in Arkansas, to James and Lillie Lee Latham Oliver. He was a retired truck driver with Consolidated Freight. Oliver was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict...
Dorothy Cole (01/05/11)
Dorothy O. Cole, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 4, 1926, in Wood River, Ill., to Theodore and Edna Steinheimer Ruester. She and Samuel Cole were married Oct. 21, 1967, at Marissa, Ill. He died Oct. 2, 2000...
Jacqueline Brand (01/05/11)
Jacqueline Brand, 44, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1966, in St. Louis. Survivors include seven sons, Joe Brand, Kevin Cole, Maximilian Smith, Mark Brand, Alexander Parrow, Abraham Parrow, Kenneth Parrow, all of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Sabrina Cambell of Cape Girardeau; seven sisters; two brothers; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives...
Chaffee Elementary School Honor Roll (01/05/11)
Chaffee Elementary School Second Quarter 3rd grade: Reece Felty, Nicole Graf, Allie Miller, Emilie Munoz, Ashtyn Rains, Emma Sigman, Braden Spies, Tristyn Nanna, Tyler Essner, Samantha Welter, Emily Wiseman, Grace Arnzen. 4th grade: Kaleb Ballard, Olivia Horrell, Collin Jackson, Douglas Lands, Julie Miller, Carlie Milz, Madison Perry, Trey Stevens, Kade Sullivan, Regan Swain, Bridgette Swinford, Brianna Whitlock, Bailey Wiseman, Mackenzie Barger, Cameron Eicchorn, Trenton Gramlisch, Alexis Hanback, Madeline Hendrix, Lei Lei Luttrell, Kari Pepple, Brooklyn Pobst, Sidney Schrum, Landon Tenkhoff, Sydney Walker, Abbigal Walter.. ...
Out of the past 1/5/11 (01/05/11)
The Rev. R. Douglas Corbett, Assemblies of God missionary to Sierra Leone, West Africa, speaks in the evening at Bethel Assembly of God. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kohlfeld, who have owned and operated Al's Midtown Lounge, 627 Good Hope St., turned over management of the business to their son-in-law and daughter, John and Terri Cobb, last week...
Obama supporters are like sports fans (01/05/11)
Pres. Obama's supporters see a hope even in a dismal defeat The man who campaigned on a slogan of "Hope and Change" has delivered on half of that promise. To be certain, we've experienced our fair share of change over the past two years. To paraphrase an old commercial, "Where's the hope?"...
Vetting developers (01/05/11)
Last month a $10 million development for a dental and vision cooperative in downtown Cape Girardeau was announced. The center, called Watch Me Smile and developed by Weaver Dickerson, was to bring 135 jobs to Cape Girardeau. City and state leaders were excited about the development, and the state pledged its support announcing $2.05 million in state economic development incentives for the medical center. However, plans for the development took a different turn over the past few weeks...
Speak Out 1/5/11 (01/05/11)
IN some ways, al-Qaida has beaten us. The United States is terribly in debt. We're going to have to quit sending our troops over to defend Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Canada, South Korea and Japan. We're going to have to bring our troops back home and let these other countries defend themselves...
Prayer 1/5/11 (01/05/11)
O Lord, we humbly ask that you give us wisdom. Amen.
CERT Training Reaches VIP Employees (01/05/11)
With the goal of wanting to help their peers in the case of an emergency, three VIP Industries employees recently took part in Community Emergency Response Team training. These developmentally disabled adults now feel better prepared to handle an emergency after their involvement with the CERT training program, which is designed to prepare community members for a major disaster. ...
Cape Christian School Receives McDonald's Grant (01/05/11)
"I'm holding an $11,000 check!" exclaimed Mrs. Jalon Lies, principal of Cape Christian School (CCS), after receiving an $11,250 Ronald McDonald House Charities grant check from local McDonald's restaurant owner Shannon Davis. Davis, who has three children enrolled at CCS, presented the check to Lies in the school's computer lab in mid-December. Grant monies will be used to upgrade the lab with the purchase of new computers...
Central Students make District Honor Orchestra (01/05/11)
Thirty one Cape Central Orchestra members earned a spot in the 2010 Southeast Missouri District Honor Orchestra. Cape Central High School hosted the clinic and performed a concert on Saturday, November 6.
Tessa's 9-Point Buck (01/05/11)
Tessa Long, age 13, with the 9-point buck she shot on Saturday, January 1st during the youth hunting season.
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