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Stories from Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Missouri Senate approves health care lawsuit resolution (01/19/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In a party-line vote, the Senate approved a resolution Wednesday urging Attorney General Chris Koster to join 25 other states in a lawsuit to overturn the new federal health care law on the grounds that the mandate for all citizens to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional. ...
Cape Girardeau County incumbents file for board seats (01/19/11)
Two incumbents have filed with the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office for re-election to the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Board of Trustees. Diane Howard and Leo R. Sander are seeking the two four-year terms up for election in April. ...
Sikeston teen injured in Tuesday night accident (01/19/11)
A Sikeston, Mo. teenager received moderate injuries following a one-car accident Tuesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Brandon A. Buckley, 16, lost control of the 2003 Chevrolet he was driving, ran off the road, struck a utility pole and overturned on County Road 532, three miles east of Miner, Mo. at 9:30 p.m...
Private club members divided over smoking ban (01/19/11)
Terry Masters and Mike Gentry lit their first cigarettes as soldiers on the battle fields of South Vietnam. Four decades later, the combat veterans have found themselves on opposite sides of a much smaller skirmish -- a proposed smoking ban that will go before Cape Girardeau voters April 5...
Justice department moves to dismiss Kinder's health care legal challenge (01/19/11)
A judge has given the federal government a deadline of today to respond to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of health care reform. Kinder filed the suit in Cape Girardeau in July. He has said he expects the matter to go before the U.S. Supreme Court...
Cape Girardeau City Council votes to put smoking ban on ballot for second time (01/19/11)
Assistant city manager Heather Brooks had these words for the mayor Tuesday night: "Let's make this meeting as perfect as possible." What Mayor Harry Rediger characterized as an oversight prompted the Cape Girardeau City Council to hold its second meeting in five days to get the controversial smoking ban on the ballot. The council voted unanimously, again, on Tuesday to put the issue before voters April 5...
Cape Girardeau route wins Union Pacific steam engine contest (01/19/11)
A social media frenzy sealed Cape Girardeau's place along a steam locomotive route in the Union Pacific Railroad's "Great Excursion Adventure -- You Route the Steam" online voting contest. Union Pacific will route one of its historic steam locomotives along a route called The Little Rock Express, which starts in Kansas City, Mo...
Challengers join Scott City School Board race; incumbents only file in Jackson, Cape Girardeau (01/19/11)
Incumbents will face a full field of challengers for three seats on the Scott City School Board, while school board races in Cape Girardeau and Jackson will go uncontested. As of the filing deadline at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Scott City School Board president Scott C. ...
Candidates filing for Jackson Board of Aldermen unchanged (01/19/11)
The candidate list for April's board of aldermen and mayoral race in Jackson hasn't changed since the first week of filing. Jackson City Clerk Mary Lowry said with deadline for filing having passed Tuesday, there were no candidates opposing incumbents in any of the races...
Scott County candidates file for seats (01/19/11)
Several candidates have filed for seats on city governing boards in Scott County towns. In Scott City, incumbents Mike Ellison filed for the Ward 1 seat, Joe Hudson filed in Ward 2, Robert Tyler in Ward 3 and Jordan Heisserer in Ward 4. Challenger Ron Cummins filed in Ward 3 and Randy Morse in Ward 4. ...
Highway 51 to be closed for bridge work through April (01/19/11)
Highway 51 in Bollinger County will be closed between Route A and Route JJ, the bridge over Fork Long Creek, while contractor crews rehabilitate the bridge. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. Feb. 7 and will continue through 4 p.m. April 14. The work zone will be marked with signs. ...
Jackson aldermen table vote on permit for in-home business (01/19/11)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen tabled a vote on a special-use permit for an in-home massage business at 915 Priest St. following opposition at Tuesday night's public hearing. Three people spoke in opposition to the business, citing the street and neighborhood were not designed to accommodate additional traffic generated from the business. ...
Jackson Recycling Center to accept some batteries (01/19/11)
The Jackson Recycling Center now accepts lead and rechargeable batteries for recycling. Batteries included in the recycling effort include car, tractor, boat, cell phone and drill batteries, as well as any battery that goes on a charger. The center is still unable to accept alkaline batteries...
3 Perryville board members file for 3 seats (01/19/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- For the Perryville Board of Aldermen, three incumbents have filed for three seats, according to the Tracy Prost city clerk, who released final filings Tuesday afternoon. Larry Riney, Ward 1 incumbent, Randy Leible of Ward 2, and Gary Schumer, Ward 3, all filed for re-election. ...
Sargent Shriver, one of last links to JFK White House, dies (01/19/11)
BETHESDA, Md. -- R. Sargent Shriver, the exuberant public servant and Kennedy in-law whose career included directing the Peace Corps, fighting the War on Poverty, ambassador to France and, less successfully, running for office, died Tuesday. He was 95...
Chaffee kills Delta rally in Scott-Mississippi Conference tourney (01/19/11)
Chaffee's Michael Rutherford drained back-to-back 3-pointers and added two baskets to cap a 10-0 run that sealed the 78-62 win for Chaffee.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Perryville's Ross Moldenhauer (01/19/11)
The junior guard has helped the Pirates to a 12-4 record this season and a couple of tournament titles.
High school roundup: Central extends winning streak to five games (01/19/11)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Poplar Bluff overtakes Jackson in second half (01/19/11)
The Indians saw their halftime lead disappear in the opening minutes of the third quarter and lost 58-42
Rams hire McDaniels to oversee offense (01/19/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams hired former Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels as their offensive coordinator Tuesday. McDaniels replaces Pat Shurmur, who was hired by the Cleveland Browns as coach earlier this month. "We are happy to announce that Josh will be a part of our staff," Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a statement. "I've always recognized that he is one of the top offensive minds in the NFL. We think he is a great addition to our organization."...
Blues mark Oshie's return with 2-1 win against Kings (01/19/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Erik Johnson scored the go-ahead goal on a third-period shot that slowly trickled between goalie Jonathan Quick's pads in the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Patrik Berglund snapped a 3-for-38 power play drought in the first period for the Blues, who ended a three-game home losing streak and a 1-6-1 slump overall. ...
Secret to losing weight is stop dieting, start cooking (01/19/11)
Having exceeded the feed limit throughout the holidays, I'm mindful of this verse from an anonymous take on Clement Moore:Every last bit of food that I like must be banished, Till all the additional ounces have vanished. I won't have a cookie, not even a lick,...
A taste of the islands for a worthy cause (01/19/11)
The Jamaican Christian Medical Mission from Cape Girardeau is gearing up for its mission trip to Jamaica. The team goes every two years to address four areas of need: medical, dental, vision and hearing. The group takes tremendous amount of supplies and, as you can imagine, the cost is high. ...
Velma Adams (01/19/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Velma I. Adams, 93, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Mounds, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Graveside service will be in Anna Cemetery and will be announced at a later date. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
O.W. Bryant (01/19/11)
O.W. Bryant, 80, of Jackson passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Charleston, Mo., son of George and B. "Florence" Hawkins Bryant Sr. He and Judith McDowell were married Dec. 18, 1976, in Jackson...
Robert Lawson Sr. (01/19/11)
Robert L. Lawson Sr., 64, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Bell City, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Orange City, Texas, son of Robert Carl and Helen Ireta Moelling Lawson. He and Elisabeth Josephine Ubellaur were married Jan. 9, 1976, in Germany...
Opal Fatchett (01/19/11)
Opal Fatchett, 94, of Fenton, Mo., formerly of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 3, 1916, in Brazeau, Mo., daughter of Joe and Lulu Byrd Lybarger. She and Charles R. Fatchett were married June 24, 1949, in Jackson. He passed away in 1995...
Mary Wille (01/19/11)
Mary Justina Wille, 83, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at her home. She was born May 11, 1927, in Apple Creek, Mo., daughter of George Paul and Barbara Hennemann Unterreiner. She and Leonard J. Wille were married Aug. 12, 1947. Mary graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in 1946. She worked in the plastics division at Lenco Co. and at Jackson Hosiery Mill until 1964. In 1970 Mary worked at Wille's Bakery in Jackson and Cape Girardeau as bookkeeper, retiring in 1987...
Lisa Fratt (01/19/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lisa Marie Poteete Fratt, 30, of Chaffee died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, in Chaffee. She was born March 17, 1980, in St. Louis, daughter of Glenn Russell Metz and Francesca Marie Cook. Survivors include her spouse, David Fratt of Chaffee; a daughter, Kailey Marie Poteete; a brother, Joseph Metz; and grandfather, Frank Cook, all of St. Louis...
John Friant (01/19/11)
John Rector Friant, 91, of Berryville, Va., died peacefully at home Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. He will at last be rejoined with the love of his life, Nancy Leachman Friant, who predeceased him in 2002. Mr. Friant was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, son of Julien Nicholas and Bertha Rector Friant...
Serena Foster (01/19/11)
Serena JoAnn Foster, 40, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at her home. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville, Ark. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Egner Cemetery in Salado, Ark...
Ruth Young (01/19/11)
Ruth Virginia Young, 81, of Scott City died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 9, 1929, in East Prairie, Mo., to James and Flora Jane Fitzgerald Eaves. She and Charles Herman Young Jr. were married Jan. 21, 1945, in Scott City. He preceded her in death March 10, 1971...
Mary Niemann (01/19/11)
Mary Tilley Niemann, 76, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Kelly Elementary School (01/19/11)
Kelly Elementary School 3rd grade Mrs. Duby's Class: Matthew Agin, Hayden Bollinger, Brianna Buchanon, Victoria Collom, Karissa Denning, Haley Dodd, Allison Ferrell, Molly Hanners, Riley Holdiness, Kelly Ivy, Trent Kelsey, Carolina Lara, Mayson Laymon, Mason Martini, Addie Nichols, Jacob Ott, Colton Sanders, Sabrina Williams...
Scott City High School (01/19/11)
Scott City High School High Honor Roll 9th grade: Rebecca Burger, Nathan Kieffer, Page Labrot, Matthew Schroeter. 10th grade: Collin Bentley, Julie Holder, Summer Mason, Brooke Mcculley, Alexis Spriggs, Brianna Sykes. 11th grade: Lance Bollinger, Adam Bowers, Jenna Cummins, Taylor Glueck, Andrea Gray, Brittany Kiefer, Candice Morgan, Landon Robert, Tyler Schwettman, Brandon Shemonia...
Scott City Middle School (01/19/11)
Scott City Middle School High Honor Roll 5th grade: Camryn Daniels, Katherine Friese, Kurt Howell, Makayla Job, Gracelyn Kern. 6th grade: Jamie Glastetter, Ty Wilthong. 7th grade: Isabella Bowers, Nicholas Cassout, Matthew Cundiff, Paige McNeely, Lauren Pritchard, Andrew Schroeter, Hannah Shemonia...
Cape Girardeau Police Report 1/19/11 (01/19/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Miscellaneous ...
Jackson Police 1/19/11 (01/19/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous * A court order violation was reported in the 500 block of Cedar Lane.
Out of the past 1/19/11 (01/19/11)
The Roman Catholic and Episcopal church parishes of Cape Girardeau and their respective bishops will join in an evening service at St. Mary's Cathedral Thursday, celebrating the 1986 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; the Rev. Joseph J. Leibrecht, Catholic bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese, and the Rev. William Jones, Episcopal bishop of Missouri, will both give brief meditations...
Nursing shortage question and CPHE thoughts (01/19/11)
Is there a nursing shortage in Southeast Missouri? As chairman of a subcommittee established by the advisory committee of the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education, we have been asked to analyze and answer this question. I will share some information with you...
Political rhetoric (01/19/11)
One man's lack of civility is another's defense.
Leadership positions (01/19/11)
Over the years, Southeast Missouri has increasingly become a power player in state government when it comes to elected officials in leadership. The trend continues this year as several local officials have been elected or appointed to key positions...
The right to choose (01/19/11)
The smoking ban for restaurants has nothing to do with smokers' rights. It all comes down to nonsmokers' rights vs. restaurant owners' rights. My wife and I are nonsmokers, and we do not eat in restaurants where the smell of smoke is present. We exercise our right to choose in this matter...
Speak Out 1/19/11 (01/19/11)
THERE is absolutely nothing that would indicate you cannot start a registered voter petition drive to (assuming enough signatures are contained on the petition) have the voters of Cape Girardeau decide a local issue if a majority of the members of the city council agree with the substance of said petition...
Prayer 1/19/11 (01/19/11)
O Lord, open our eyes and prepare our hearts so we may see your will for our lives. Amen.
Bone Marrow Registry Drive at Saint Francis (01/19/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center and the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance will host a bone marrow registry drive benefitting the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) on Tuesday, January 25, from 3 to 7 pm in the Franciscan Conference Room, 211 Saint Francis Drive...
ADOPT DAPHNEY (01/19/11)
Daphney is 1 1/2 years old. She is a very loving cat! For more information about Daphney contact the Humane Society at 573-334-5837. See more pets available for adoption at www.semopets.org
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