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Fire districts respond to house fire on Route U in Cape Girardeau County (01/10/11)
Five fire departments responded to a house fire on Route U in Cape Girardeau County Sunday night, a blaze that started while the family was away at church services. According to a news release issued by John Sachen, Hazmat officer/instructor with the Delta Fire Protection District, the house was 30 percent involved when the first fire units arrived. ...
Jackson officials going to Jefferson City this week for DREAM-related contract (01/10/11)
Jackson city officials will be traveling Tuesday to Jefferson City, Mo., to be presented a contract for planning work as part of the city's DREAM Initiative. In September, the city was named one of the state's DREAM cities by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, giving Jackson leaders higher access to state-supported programs, including technical and financial assistance for infrastructure improvements, historic preservation, affordable housing, community services, business development and job creation.. ...
Scott City graduates have lowest rate for needing remedial college classes (01/10/11)
When it comes to preparing students for college, Scott City School District is No. 1, at least by one important measurement. Scott City students posted the lowest incident rate in Missouri for having to take remedial college courses, according to data from the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education. In 2009, 3.7 percent of Scott City graduates in the study had to take catch-up courses in math, English and other subjects, compared to a state average remediation rate of 37.3 percent...
Jackson finishes project to make all electrical lines compatible (01/10/11)
As of last week, all Jackson electric customers are on a common distribution voltage, completing a seven-month, multimillion-dollar project for the city. Don Schuette, director of electric utilities, said the move from 4 kV to 12.4 kV will help work crews not only manage the city's electric service but help them get power back up and running more quickly in the event of an outage, also called an anomaly...
Four days of Martin Luther King Jr. events kick off Thursday (01/10/11)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality, empowerment and service will be honored during six community events in Cape Girardeau, beginning with a Thursday birthday celebration and continuing over several days with tributes, a memorial breakfast and a youth gala...
Three in Perry County accused of stealing scrap metal (01/10/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Three Perryville men were arrested on Perry County warrants recently on suspicion of stealing scrap metal and selling it. The men, Dylan J. Paul, 21, Joshua J. Loucks, 18, and Joshuwa Alen Derousse, 25, were arrested by authorities after a victim and homeowner in western Perry County caught them stealing recycled metal and blocked the road until police arrived, according to Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf...
Couple accused in 2010 Bernie stabbing appear for preliminary hearing (01/10/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A couple from Bernie had their day in court Friday as newly seated Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver worked to prove the case against them. Allen McCoy and Angela McCoy, both of Bernie, Mo., are both charged in the June stabbing death of 67-year-old Aubrey Lee Finch in his Bernie home...
Cape Girardeau apartment complex sustains moderate damage in fire (01/10/11)
A two-bedroom apartment complex in the 500 block of Boxwood Drive sustained moderate damage Sunday, after a fire started in the tenants' bathroom. Four Cape Girardeau fire crews responded to the four-unit apartment building Sunday afternoon and upon arrival saw light smoke coming from the lower level. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission to hold budget hearing Monday (01/10/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Monday to discuss the proposed 2011 budget. The auditor's office said this year's county revenue budget totals $11,674,637.57, a slight increase from the 2010 budget of $11,381,878.86...
Marijuana arrest made after Caruthersville police pull over car driving in reverse with no lights (01/10/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A 20-year-old Caruthersville man was arrested last week after driving his vehicle backward with no head lights on East 12th Street, police said. According to local authorities, upon conducting a traffic stop, officers saw the driver, Markus Young, drop a marijuana cigarette out of the vehicle window. Officers seized the marijuana and arrested Young. He was taken to the Pemiscot County Jail, where he was processed and later released after posting a $379.50 cash bond...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
City hall 401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Study session items Meeting Public hearings Consent agenda New ordinances Other business...
Federal charges filed against Ariz. shooting suspect (01/10/11)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Federal prosecutors brought charges Sunday against the gunman accused of attempting to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people at a political event in Arizona. Investigators said they carried out a search warrant at Jared Loughner's home and seized an envelope from a safe with messages such as "I planned ahead," "My assassination" and the name "Giffords" next to what appears to be the man's signature. ...
For voters in southern Sudan, new country nears (01/10/11)
JUBA, Sudan -- Men and women walked to election stations in the middle of the night Sunday to create a new nation: Southern Sudan. Some broke out into spontaneous song in the long lines. And a veteran of Sudan's two-decade civil war, a conflict that left 2 million people dead, choked back tears...
ND places third in tourney (01/10/11)
The Notre Dame wrestling team finished third in a 12-team tournament with a dual-meet format Saturday in Park Hills, Mo. Notre Dame finished 3-2 in the duals. The Bulldogs defeated Hancock (57-21), Sullivan (48-28) and Brentwood (48-30). Notre Dame's losses came against St. Clair (54-15) and Hillsboro (67-9)...
Offense on menu at BCS title game (01/10/11)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Steve Spurrier, the ball coach who knows a little about offense, said the game could wind up 60-55. Kirk Herbstreit, the TV analyst who knows a little about these teams, said defenses must bristle when they keep hearing about scores in the 55-53 range. The bookmakers in Las Vegas, who don't throw out their numbers just for fun, envision something more like 38-35...
Southeast launches push for Sellout II (01/10/11)
The university is holding the basketball promotion for the second straight year
Ravens' defense squeezes Chiefs out of playoffs (01/10/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ray Lewis knows a championship defense when he sees one. Now the Kansas City Chiefs do, too. Lewis and Baltimore's tough and savvy defense overwhelmed the young Chiefs on Sunday, sacking Matt Cassel three times and forcing five turnovers in a 30-7 victory in the opening round of the playoffs...
Rodgers leads Packers past Eagles (01/10/11)
PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Rodgers simply threw his hands in the air and pumped his fist. No, he doesn't celebrate like Brett Favre. Rodgers doesn't have to worry about the ghost of Favre anymore. He's made his own name with the Green Bay Packers, even moreso with his first playoff win...
Redhawks make fans forget 0-10 start (01/10/11)
That 0-10 start to the season for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team? Right now it seems like ages ago as the Redhawks have made an impressive turnaround. Saturday's thrilling 78-75 win over visiting Eastern Illinois was the Redhawks' fourth straight Ohio Valley Conference victory...
Cape train route makes contest's last round (01/10/11)
Cape Girardeau has made it to the third and final round of Union Pacific's Great Excursion Adventure "You Route the Steam" competition. Voting continues through Jan. 17 on four proposed railroad routes to be traveled this summer by Union Pacific's steam-powered locomotive. The route with the most online votes will be selected...
Talking Shop with Kevin Keith, Missouri Department of Transportation director (01/10/11)
Kevin Keith's career with the Missouri Department of Transportation spans more than 25 years. Since being appointed director of the department in November, he has been working to convince Missourians it's time to invest more in infrastructure. Most recently, Keith served as MoDOT's chief engineer, and engineering is something he says he's know he wanted to do from an early age. ...
People on the move 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
Ann Douglass-Click has joined the Red Cross of Southeast Missouri as volunteer services coordinator. She will be working with volunteers in Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott, Stoddard, Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, Butler, Wayne and Pemiscot counties. ...
Ivan Heuer (01/10/11)
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 Girardeau Central High School and traveled abroad for both business and enjoyment...
Eldan Collier (01/10/11)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Eldan "Elbow" Collier, 53, of New Hamburg passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at his residence. He was born March 28, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Daniel Collier of Shelbina, Mo., and Ella Stause Elfrink of Jackson. He and Valerie K. Hutchison were married March 1996 at Neely's Landing...
Pauline Barks (01/10/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Pauline Barks, 86, of Grassy, Mo., passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. She was born April 12, 1924, at Chaffee, Mo., the daughter of William C. and Susan Elizabeth Richards Roberts. She married Melvin Barks Aug. 11, 1945. He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1996...
Leon Dickerson (01/10/11)
Leon Franklin Dickerson, 74, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Jackson, the son of Lawrence C. and Beulah M. Clingingsmith Dickerson. He and Margret Taylor were married July 4, 1954...
Opal Laurentius-Scherer (01/10/11)
Opal Laurentius-Scherer, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with parish prayers at 7 at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. Burial will be in Jackson City Cemetery...
George Priest Jr. (01/10/11)
George William Priest Jr., 62, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Kelly Middle School (01/10/11)
Kelly Middle School A Honor Roll 6th grade: Bryston Beggs, Natalie Groves, Anna Hughes, Austin Kerr, Kade Proctor, Melinda Scheffer, Maegan Walker, Johnathon Watkins 7th grade: Caitlyn Bambrough, Aaron Birk, Kama Collier, Dakota Harper, Allisyn Holifield, Amanda Hulshof, McKenzie Hutson, Ashley Jenkins, Jacob McClain, Layla Moody, McKynlee Neumeyer, Adison Shoaf, Cassidy Stone, Abigail Sutton, Alisha Williams...
Clippard Elementary School (01/10/11)
Clippard Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Luke Batchelor, Gracen Craig, Max Dale, Madison Davie, Veronica Dean, Taylor Driver-Flores, Becky Holst, Thomas Hull, Reese Johnson, Matthew Kinder, Jacqui Lang, Rio May, Conner Moore, Hannah Moyers, Jared Niekirk, Lynsey Powers, Allison McDonald, Miller Ogburn, Morgan Proffer, Ayanni Smith, Shamanni Smith, Desean Sweazie, Sydnie Walker, Emily Webb, Grace Whitmore, Levi Wilson...
Jackson fire report 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Jackson police and fire report 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Property Damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
A $5 million 1986 budget covering 35 departments and the county road and bridge department was given tentative approval yesterday by the county commission. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Ferrell announces at a news conference he will relinquish his post when his term expires Dec. 31; Morley Swingle, an assistant to Ferrell, is a likely candidate for the post...
Maj. Doug Welter (01/10/11)
Our service men and women are some of our country's best and brightest. Yet many of these great American heroes are also humble. You can include Chaffee, Mo., native Maj. Doug Welter in this category. While Welter says he is low-key, he was recently honored with the Bronze Star for meritorious service against an armed enemy...
Speak Out 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
I told my son that Central Middle School rewards students for perfect or near-perfect attendance. He asked why he doesn't get rewarded for making A honor roll. I informed him the Cape School District doesn't get money for good grades. It gets money for having the students in class...
Prayer 1/10/11 (01/10/11)
O Lord, help us to be the peacemakers you would have us be. Amen.
New McKendree Catfish & Chicken Tenders Dinner (01/10/11)
Everyone is invited to New McKendree United Methodist Church's fried catfish and chicken tenders dinner this Saturday, January 15, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Meal includes catfish and/or chicken tenders, cole slaw, baked beans, spiral potatoes, dessert, and a drink. Adults eat for $8, ages 5-12 $5.00, and kids under 5 eat free. It will be a great night of food and fellowship. We hope to see you there!...
The "eyes have it" at Central Junior High School (01/10/11)
The concession stand at Cape Central Junior High School Lou Muegge Field was refurbished recently by the school's Booster Club. Pictured in front of the concession stand are, left to right, Karen Retter, Booster Club Treasurer; Jamie Jones, President; Stacy Kinder, school board member; and Tamilla House, substitute teacher. ...
Employment Outlook Survey (01/10/11)
The Manpower Employment outlook Survey recently reported the most optimistic hiring outlook in two years, with 14% of employers nationwide planning to add to their staffs in Quarter 1, 2011. The start of the new year is the best time for job seekers to take stock of their job search strategies and make resolutions that will help them land that perfect job...
Items for Maxine Shareable Wearables (01/10/11)
The St. Vincent de Paul Student Council collected items for Maxine Shareable Wearables. The students and staff at the school donated many pairs of socks, gloves, undergarments, shirts, pants, and hats.
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