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MoDOT director: Tax increase needed to maintain state's roads (01/09/11)
Missouri's top transportation official told Cape Girardeau business leaders Friday to expect higher taxes to cover the cost of maintaining Missouri's roads.
DNR official recommends approval of permit for Fruitland quarry (01/09/11)
The largest amount of public opposition it has ever seen wasn't enough to sway the Missouri Department of Natural Resources from announcing Friday it will recommend approval for a mining permit to allow a 161-acre quarry near Fruitland.
Mother of cyberbullying victim to speak at three local schools this week (01/09/11)
The St. Louis-area mother whose teenage daughter committed suicide following an Internet hoax is the featured speaker at a Cape Girardeau Central High School forum on cyberbullying this week. Tina Meier, founder of the Megan Meier Foundation, will address a parent and community event titled "How to Protect Our Children." The event, open to students in grades 5-12, parents and community members, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the high school library...
Isle of Capri CEO speaks at annual Magnet luncheon (01/09/11)
Isle of Capri Corp., CEO James B. Perry shared his vision for Cape Girardeau's future as local business leaders celebrated a year of economic development efforts Friday during Cape Area Magnet's annual luncheon. When Isle examined potential casino sites, the company wanted to make the whole area where it was located a regional destination, Perry said...
Missouri economic development director says his knowledge of Watch Me Smile incentives was limited (01/09/11)
Citing pending legal action and his lack of involvement, Missouri's top economic development official did not comment Friday on the initial approval of more than $2 million in state incentives to a Cape Girardeau development led by a man who was later discovered to have written more than $100,000 in bad checks...
Parents as Teachers hit by budget cuts (01/09/11)
It's considered one of the most successful early child development programs around, touching the lives of tens of thousands of Missouri families over its quarter-century run. But the Parents as Teachers Program has been hit hard by deep budget cuts, and the future could be even bleaker for a family education initiative praised on both sides of the legislative aisle...
Man with Cape Girardeau ties resigns as president of University of Missouri system (01/09/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- University of Missouri system President Gary Forsee is stepping down to care for his ill wife. School officials announced Friday that the former Sprint Nextel chairman and chief executive -- formerly of Cape Girardeau -- is resigning immediately. He has been on an extended leave of absence since early December following his wife Sherry's cancer diagnosis...
Emerson named chairwoman of appropriations subcommittee (01/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- In her newest and perhaps most influential role yet, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson says she thinks of herself as an auditor. Albeit one with a scalpel. Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, was named Friday as chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services, a high-profile position that will give her financial jurisdiction over more than 30 federal agencies including the Department of the Treasury, the executive office of the president, the Internal Revenue Service, the District of Columbia and the Security and Exchange Commission. ...
Scott City man sentenced in federal ID theft case (01/09/11)
A Scott City man and his co-defendant were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday for conspiring to commit identity theft. Crystal Weaver, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Greg Seegrist of Scott City, were each sentenced to 21 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., according to the Federal prosecutor's office...
Southeast Missouri man charged with setting three fires (01/09/11)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- A Doniphan man made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges he burned three Ripley County homes in 2010. Joshua D. Paisley, 26, appeared before Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Swindle on three felonies of second-degree arson...
Southeast Missouri man convicted of murder released on bond (01/09/11)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Over the objections of a state prosecutor, a Howell County judge set a bond for convicted murderer Shawn Hanna as he awaits sentencing for killing his father in November 2003. It was in the early morning hours of Dec. 16, and after a total of about nine hours of deliberation, that a seven-woman and five-man Howell County jury convicted Shawn Curtis Hanna, 31, of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. ...
Interstate 55 reduced for drainage work (01/09/11)
Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane from Route PP to U.S. 61 at Scott City while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make drainage repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Club news 1/9/11 (01/09/11)
The Southeast Black & Gold Chapter of University of Missouri Alumni Association met Monday at the MU Extension Center in Jackson. There were six board members, Tom Frasher, Roger Guyot, Melody Hagans, Melissa Miller, Larry Simon, and Mary Talbut, and a guest, Richard Proffer, present...
Arizona representative shot in rampage that kills 6; gunman may have had accomplice (01/09/11)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday by a gunman who opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with voters, killing a federal judge and five others.
Bernard Madoff's ex-secretary gets N.Y. house arrest (01/09/11)
NEW YORK -- The longtime secretary of financier Bernard Madoff made bail Friday and will await her New York trial on fraud charges while under house arrest. Annette Bongiorno, 62, of Boca Raton, Fla., was released so she could be taken to her second home in Manhasset, Long Island...
Showers of dead blackbirds air out conspiracy theories (01/09/11)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The moon turns blood red. The earth shakes. Soldiers die in wars. And the world keeps spinning, even though these events fit neatly into apocalyptic predictions. So why, when swarms of winged creatures hit the dirt in Arkansas and elsewhere, do some indulge their inner conspiracy theorists and believe more than ever that the end of days is near?...
Packages trigger memories of anthrax (01/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- Postal workers who returned to work Saturday said a package that ignited at a government mail facility conjured painful memories of the anthrax attacks that killed two of their colleagues in 2001. The fiery package found Friday, which was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, followed two packages that ignited Thursday in Maryland state government mailrooms. It halted government mail until bomb-sniffing dogs could sweep the D.C. facility...
U.S.: American woman said to be jailed in Iran is free (01/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- An American woman reportedly arrested in Iran for espionage has been located by U.S. officials and is safe and not in Iranian custody, the State Department said Saturday. "We have located the U.S. citizen who appears to have been the subject of the reports and confirmed that the individual is safe," spokesman Mark Toner said. "She is not in Iran."...
Unclaimed veterans buried in N.Y. with full honors (01/09/11)
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- A New York cemetery has held a mass funeral for 20 military veterans whose remains were never claimed. They were buried Saturday with full military honors at Calverton National Cemetery on eastern Long Island. All of them died recently. No one claimed their remains...
Divers: 1811 wreck of Perry ship discovered off R.I. (01/09/11)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A team of divers say they've discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811. Perry is known for defeating the British in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie off the shores of Ohio, Michigan and Ontario in the War of 1812 and for the line "We have met the enemy and they are ours." His battle flag bore the phrase "Don't give up the ship," and to this day is a symbol of the Navy...
Al-Sadr hammers anti-U.S. message in speech (01/09/11)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Muqtada al-Sadr lambasted the American "enemy" in Iraq during his first speech in the country since returning from exile, fiery rhetoric from a new power broker in the government that will make it difficult to extend the U.S. military deployment beyond the end of this year...
German investigators detect illegal dioxin levels in poultry (01/09/11)
BERLIN -- German investigators have found excessive levels of cancer-causing dioxin in chicken -- the first such confirmation of tainted meat since the discovery that German farm animals had eaten contaminated feed, possibly for months. Three chickens -- out of 15 samples of chicken, turkey and pork sent to the EU Commission -- showed a dioxin concentration twice as high as legally allowed, an Agriculture Ministry spokesman said Saturday...
N. Korea again proposes talks with S. Korea (01/09/11)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea reiterated Saturday a proposal for unconditional talks with South Korea to ease tensions on the divided peninsula. The latest offer comes days after South Korea dismissed earlier calls by the North for negotiations...
Military: Palestinian who charged at troops shot dead (01/09/11)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to throw explosives at a West Bank checkpoint on Saturday, the military said. The Palestinian militant arrived at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley and charged at the soldiers while wielding a pipe bomb and yelling "Allah akbar," or "God is great," in Arabic. The military said soldiers ordered the Palestinian to stop, then opened fire after he ignored them...
Decapitated bodies found in Mexican resort city (01/09/11)
ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Police found the bodies of 15 slain men, 14 of them headless, on a street outside a shopping center in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Saturday. The victims, all of whom appeared to be in their 20s, were discovered in an area not frequented by tourists...
U.S. demanding WikiLeaks Twitter account info (01/09/11)
LONDON -- U.S. investigators have gone to court to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, according to documents obtained Saturday -- the first revelation about the criminal case Washington is trying to build against those who leaked classified U.S. documents...
Ex-Nigerian president Obasanjo goes to Ivory Coast (01/09/11)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo made an unannounced visit to Ivory Coast late Saturday in an effort to help resolve the country's deepening political crisis after several other West African leaders have failed to persuade the incumbent to cede power...
At least nine die in southern Sudan attacks ahead of vote (01/09/11)
JUBA, Sudan -- Two rebel groups clashed with southern Sudan's military ahead of the region's historic independence referendum, leaving at least nine dead. A top security chief said Saturday he suspected the groups were trying to depress voter turnout in some areas, though most analysts expect a peaceful vote...
Somali Islamists ban men, women from shaking hands (01/09/11)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalis say Islamist insurgents have banned unrelated men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together. Residents of the southern Somali town of Jowhar said Saturday that the al-Shabab insurgents threatened to whip, imprison or execute anyone found breaking the recent edicts...
Heavy rainfall in Australia threatens further flooding (01/09/11)
BRISBANE, Australia -- Residents of two Australian towns waited anxiously behind levies and walls of sandbags today to find out if they would become the latest victims of the country's huge floods. About 20 buildings in low-lying areas of Maryborough, home to about 22,000 people, were expected to be inundated when the swollen river running through the town peaks later Sunday, though the threat was not major...
Big run sparks Meadow Heights girls past St. Vincent in title game (01/09/11)
Meadow Heights downed St. Vincent to win the Delta tourney
Latest addition helps Central boys roll 62-42 (01/09/11)
In his first game with the Central Tigers, Curtis Branch helped his team to a comfortable 62-42 win over Francis Howell North at Saturday's Central-hosted Tiger Shootout. The 5-foot-10 senior, who was not eligible to play during the first semester of the school year, scored 16 points, made three 3-pointers and was the clear director of the Central offense when he entered the game...
Jackson boys' rally vs. top team in Class 5 comes up short (01/09/11)
The Jackson Indians got what they expected from McCluer North at Saturday's Tiger Shootout hosted by Central. "We were expecting a pretty big and athletic team -- that's really what we got," Jackson senior Bobby Clark said. "The first couple minutes we were playing pretty fast. We were playing really like they wanted us to. We needed to slow it down and get the shots we wanted. We started doing that in the second half and that's when we made a little run to come back."...
Lineup shakeup delivers message in Notre Dame boys loss (01/09/11)
Notre Dame's Jacob Tolbert and other regulars in the Bulldogs' starting lineup began Saturday's game against Parkway South at a new position -- the bench. "It's a motivational tool because we haven't played hard in the last couple games," Notre Dame coach Kevin Roberts said. "We beat Fredericktown, we lost to Dexter, but we didn't play hard. So I put guys out there that were going to play hard, and I challenged us to get out there and play hard, and they did."...
Scott City boys exact revenge against rival Chaffee (01/09/11)
There's something about being booted from a tournament by one's biggest rival that does not sit well with a team. Scott City had nine days to stew after its departure from the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament, courtesy of a four-point loss to Chaffee in the consolation semifinals...
Oran boys exploit height advantage to dump Saxony Lutheran (01/09/11)
Saxony Lutheran lacked an answer for Oran's Jon Morrow. When the Crusaders threw everything except the kitchen sink at Morrow, his Eagles teammates knocked down shots Friday night. "We did about three or four different things," Saxony Lutheran coach Sam Sides said about his team's defense on Morrow. ...
High school roundup: Notre Dame girls hold on to down Nerinx Hall (01/09/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast men rally from 17 down to beat Eastern Illinois (01/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team was staggered in the first half and still on the ropes with just less than 10 minutes remaining in the game. But it was a unanimous decision over the final nine minutes for the Redhawks, who staged a furious rally to notch their fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference win...
Offensive woes plague Southeast women in loss (01/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team gave defending Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champion and preseason favorite Eastern Illinois a battle much of the way. But the Panthers dominated the final 10 minutes to pull away for a 68-43 win at the Show Me Center on Saturday, sending Southeast to its fifth loss in six games...
Illinois State hands Southeast gymnasts loss in season opener (01/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team opened its season Saturday with a dual-meet loss at Illinois State. Southeast had a score of 190.275. The Redbirds finished with a 191.500. The Redhawks won three individual titles. Senior Christina Sundgren claimed the bars title with a score of 9.775, her ninth career title in that event...
Missouri DE Aldon Smith declares for draft (01/09/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Standout Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith will enter the NFL draft. Smith, a redshirt sophomore from Raytown, Mo., set a school single-season record with 11 1/2 sacks his freshman season and was Big 12 Conference defensive freshman and newcomer of the year. He missed three games with a broken leg and had 5 1/2 sacks along with 48 tackles, 10 of them for loss, last season...
Colorado breaks press, upsets No. 9 Missouri (01/09/11)
BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado Buffaloes broke Missouri's press and also the Tigers' stranglehold on their one-sided series. Super sophomore Alec Burks, from suburban Kansas City, Mo., scored a career-high 36 points, and the Buffaloes upset ninth-ranked Missouri 89-76 in their final Big 12 opener...
Heart of the Heartland: Judy Nilsen is woman of many talents (01/09/11)
Christ Church of the Heartland outreach director and ministry administrator Judy Nilsen is a woman of many talents. Before joining Christ Church of the Heartland in 1992, Mrs. Judy -- as she likes to be called -- worked and received training in school administration, which she believes has helped her in the various leadership roles that she serves at the church. ...
HAPNN presents $1,000 check to Saint Francis Medical Center (01/09/11)
Heartland Advanced Practice Nurses Network in Cape Girardeau recently presented a $1,000 check to Saint Francis Medical Center in support of the Saint Francis Institute for Nursing Excellence, a program to strengthen the nursing practice, promote nursing importance and recognize professional nursing achievements. ...
FYI 1/9/11 (01/09/11)
National syndicated columnist, television commentator and author Roland Martin will be the keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner, which will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Show Me Center. The theme of this year's dinner is "Living the Spirit of the Dream." Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are $15 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Show Me Center box office or by calling 651-2524 or sending an e-mail to equityissues@semo.edu...
Eagles soaring in Missouri (01/09/11)
WEST ALTON, Mo. -- Quinn Kellner had the frigid facts on bald eagle watching in winter in Missouri. "On the coldest, most miserable days, you see the most birds," said Kellner, who is natural resource manager of Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park, which sits at the meeting of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers at West Alton, just north of St. Louis...
Adopt Sam (01/09/11)
Sam is a 1-year-old standard poodle and giant schnauzer mix. He is good natured, loves to play and go for walks. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837.
Adopt Alex (01/09/11)
Alex is a 5-month-old kitten who is very playful and likes to sneak up on you and pounce. Alex is also not afraid of dogs. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823.
Wilburn graduates from basic training (01/09/11)
Kennett resident Cedric Wilbourn recently completed his military training to become a military policeman for Missouri National Guard's 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Mo. Wilbourn graduated from basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in December. ...
Deed of the Week: CHS boys basketball donate Christmas gifts (01/09/11)
The Cape Central High School boys basketball team in Cape Girardeau recently donated Christmas gifts to pediatric patients in the Saint Francis Medical Center Children's Center. The team purchased age- and gender-specific items to give to children unable to spend the holiday at home. ...
Burchell completes training to become military policeman (01/09/11)
Mitchell Burchell of Jackson recently completed his military training to become a military policeman for Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson. Burchell recently graduated from basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ...
Jesus likes to party with people of all sorts (01/09/11)
Everyone likes a party. Well, maybe not everyone. People who like people tend to like parties. There is just something about gathering with friends and family to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, great accomplishments or just because it is Tuesday. Parties unite us with others in a unique way...
The example of a great man (01/09/11)
I grew up in Pittsburgh, where people like to boast that they were present when Bill Mazeroski hit his walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series to beat the heavily favored Yankees. If everyone who says he was there actually was in attendance, the ballpark must have held several million people that day...
Sparrows thrive around the world (01/09/11)
The bird I show here claims a distinction no other bird can match. It is a member of the most widely distributed species of bird on Earth, the house sparrow. This one is a male. It originated in the Middle East and has been introduced by man to most of the world's continents. This little bird is tenacious. At only about six inches long as an adult, it thrives almost anywhere man has taken it except for deep forests, dense jungles and the cold arctic tundra...
Arlene Standke (01/09/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Arlene E. Standke, 72, of Perryville died Jan. 7, 2011, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville, Mo. Visitation will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville. Graveside service will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Kaskaskia Island at noon...
Leon Dickerson (01/09/11)
Leon Dickerson, 74, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Eldan Collier (01/09/11)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. —Eldan "Elbow" Collier, 53, of New Hamburg passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at his residence. Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Sylvester Vandeven (01/09/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Sylvester "Bud" Vandeven, 83, of Marble Hill passed away Friday Jan. 7, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 16, 1927, at Glennon, Mo., the son of Frank and Frances Terbrock Vandeven. He married Mary Frances Tenholder at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold on Sept. 17, 1949...
Ivan Heuer (01/09/11)
Ivan R. Heuer, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 7, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, to Ervin and Eva Fornkohl Heuer. He was a 1976 graduate of Cape Central High School and traveled abroad for both business and enjoyment...
Louise Heisserer (01/09/11)
Helen Louise Heisserer, 89 of Chaffee, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Adolph Henry and Clara Simpher Roloff. She married Andrew V. Heisserer on Jan. 15, 1949, at the St. Louis Cathedral in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2001...
Irma Stause (01/09/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Irma Catherine Stause, 78, of Leopold, Mo., died Jan. 7, 2011, at Woodland Hills in Marble Hill. Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Leopold, she was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine "Katie" Landewee Steinnerd. She married Clarence H. "Peck" Stause on April 29, 1952, at St. John Church in Leopold. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2008...
Births 1/9/11 (01/09/11)
Daughter to J.T. Williams and Courtney M. Davis of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 5:57 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. Name, Jaelynn Grace. Weight, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Ms. Davis is the daughter of Jamie Davis and Greg Davis of Charleston, Mo. Williams is the son of Mae Helen Thomas of Cape Girardeau. He is employed by Ketterman Communications...
Blattel - Vandeven (01/09/11)
KELSO, Mo. -- Sara Nicole Blattel and Michael Lee Vandeven were united in marriage Aug. 28, 2010, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Amy Blattel of Kelso. The groom is the son of John and Mary Vandeven of Leopold, Mo...
La Valle - Rodgers (01/09/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Varise Dean La Valle of Union, Mo., announces the engagement of his daughter, Felicia Monet-Regina La Valle, to Zack Lee Rodgers, both of Troy, Mo. He is the son of Rick and Karen Rodgers of Advance. La Valle is a 2003 graduate of Union High School. ...
Seiler - Slusher (01/09/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Jim and Cecilia Seiler of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Seiler, to Chevy Slusher. He is the son of Glenn and Jan Slusher of Benton. Seiler is a 2006 graduate of Kelly High School. She received an associate degree in nursing from Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2010. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Hospital...
Mammel - Brennecke (01/09/11)
Kenneth Mammel and Debra Mammel of San Antonio, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Lorraine Mammel, to Keith Logan Brennecke, both of Minneapolis, Minn. He is the son of Keith Brennecke and Cheryl Brennecke of Cape Girardeau. Mammel is a 2008 graduate of a home-school program. She attended Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. She is a full-time nanny...
Stepenoff - Parent (01/09/11)
Jerry and Bonnie Stepenoff of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Evelyn Stepenoff, to Joseph Matthew Parent. He is the son of Bob and Bonnie Kilmer of Cape Girardeau. Stepenoff is a graduate of Central High School. She is majoring in history at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant...
Hill - Booth (01/09/11)
Jerry and Joyce Cooley of Cape Girardeau and Russell Hill of McClure, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Elizabeth Ann Hill, to Joshua David Booth, both of St. Louis. He is the son of David Booth of Taylorville, Ill., and Tiernay Swan of Virginia, Ill...
Nesslein - 50 Years (01/09/11)
Mr. and Mrs. R. Wayne Nesslein of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2011, with a dinner at Drury Lodge. Hosts were their daughters. Nesslein and Connie Weber were married Jan. 7, 1961, at Church of the Assumption in Perryville, Mo., by the Rev. George Brennan. Their attendants were the late Judith Thompson of McBride, Mo., maid of honor; Jan McCray of Bessemer, Ala., bridesmaid; Leroy Elder, best man, and Calvin Bey, groomsman, both of Perryville...
Boyd - 50 Years (01/09/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. "Butch" Boyd of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2011, with a family dinner party at Celebrations. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Boyd and Patricia Rudert were married Jan. 1, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Wilbur Maring. Their attendants were Marcia Rudert and Robert L. McDowell...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/9/10 (01/09/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/9/11 (01/09/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Burglary Thefts Property damage The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrest to not imply guilt...
Out of the past 1/9/11 (01/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- Agriculture undersecretary Peter C. Myers, a Matthews, Mo., farmer, will be recommended by U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson to succeed John Block as secretary of agriculture. Local National Guard personnel are busy packing equipment for their departure tomorrow to join the first detachment of soldiers traveling to Honduras for annual training exercises there; six or seven members of the 1140th Engineer Battalion from Southeast Missouri will join 400 others from throughout the state traveling to the Central American country.. ...
School menus Jan. 10 to 14 (01/09/11)
MONDAY--Chicken nuggets or ham & cheese on bun, au gratin potatoes, mixed fruit cup, cinnamon roll. TUESDAY--Rockinburger with cheese or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Ravioli or ham & cheese on bun, green beans, french bread, pineapple...
County retirements (01/09/11)
Several longstanding public servants who served Cape Girardeau County faithfully for many years stepped down from their positions at the end of 2010. Gerald Jones served as the county's presiding commissioner for 16 years. His work included encouraging growth and development through tax incentives and other programs. Indeed, the county has grown over Jones' tenure. When he took office in 1994, the county's assessed valuation was slightly more than $500 million. Now, it is more than $1 billion...
Legendary local family (01/09/11)
An end of a legendary family happened in East Cape Girardeau with the passing of the town's first lady, Bobbie Pearce (2010), wife of Bud Pearce (1995) and mother of David Pearce (2010). If there ever was a first family of East Cape Girardeau, it was the Pearce family. They were first-class, loyal, helpful, cared about people and helped them far and away and never asked for any returns or favors...
Fashion trends (01/09/11)
Fashion trends always amaze and stupefy me. As my wife and I were shopping in Walmart the other day, I spied a woman walking through the store wearing Sponge Bob pajamas. I giggled like a third-grader and pulled my wife's shirt sleeve, pointing at the sight. She simply grinned and scolded me about staring and went about shopping...
Bike trail appreciated (01/09/11)
I would like to voice my support for the extension of the new bike trail. I was at the city council meeting Dec. 20, and heard about the plan. As a life scout with Troop 8, I was there to watch the city council for my merit badge in communications. My friends and family use the trail all the time, and I am glad it will be extended so more people can use it. It is a safe and quiet place to walk, ride a bike or skateboard (my favorite). I can't wait until it is extended...
Prayer 1/9/11 (01/09/11)
We praise you, Lord Jesus, from whom all blessings flow. Amen.
Why Proposition B Should Stay on the Books (01/09/11)
I have reviewed both the old bill and the new one. The new one is worded clearly and concisely and the old one is fragmented. If people are truly interested in reality and not the exaggerated propaganda from people who just do not want regulation on these kennels that are complaining please read the Bills. You can google them up...
My Babies (01/09/11)
My sweet babies Stuart & Bogey doing what they do best. Sleep & look cute doing it.
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