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Stories from Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jackson trash collection on schedule despite snow (01/20/11)
Despite the snow storm, trash collection remains on schedule in Jackson, according to a news release from the city. "No significant changes in the residential trash collection routes are anticipated today and tomorrow," the city's public works department said in a news release...
MLK speaker at Southeast says change requires 'all hands on deck' (01/20/11)
Roland S. Martin, the keynote speaker at Southeast Missouri State University's sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner, thinks it'll take the energy of every American to influence change in the country. As the civil rights movement involved more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., making a difference and fighting injustice will require "all hands on deck," the award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist told a crowd of more than 1,100 Thursday at the Show Me Center...
Scott City School Board's dress code meeting gets heated (01/20/11)
There was a lot of soul searching in Scott City on Wednesday night -- about blue jeans and shirt lengths. But after nearly three hours of often heated public discussion and a few concessions, the Scott City School Board came to terms with the district's unified dress code policy...
Panel to present subdivision rules to Cape Girardeau County Commission in few weeks (01/20/11)
Members of the Jackson-Cape Girardeau Joint Subdivision Advisory Committee said they would like to present their proposed subdivision regulations to the Cape Girardeau County Commission in a few weeks but don't plan on asking commissioners to put the issue before county voters quite yet...
Missouri House to vote on drug testing for welfare recipients (01/20/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill being considered by Missouri lawmakers would require drug testing for the state's federal welfare recipients, though critics of the measure argue that it doesn't provide a means for treatment for those with substance abuse problems...
Lawyer with Jackson ties honored for pro bono work (01/20/11)
For more than a decade's worth of pro bono work, fighting for the release of 11 battered Missouri women serving disproportionate sentences for murder, Amy Lorenz-Moser got a text message. The 1993 Jackson High School graduate won't complain, though, because it reminded her of all the hard work she did and the difference she made in the lives of three of those women. Lorenz-Moser remembers crying when she received the message pumping gas at a convenience store in December...
Scott County Commission on track to approve budget before deadline (01/20/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County officials are on pace to have the county's operating budget approved over a week before the deadline. A public hearing for the budget is scheduled for today, after which commissioners plan to approve the budget, Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said Tuesday during the Scott County Commission meeting...
Remains found on Mississippi River bank identified as those of Cairo, Ill., man (01/20/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Skeletal remains found in Mississippi County earlier this month have been identified. The remains belong to 20-year-old Eli Culp, who is presumed to have drowned Aug. 15 near Cairo, Ill., Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker said in a news release issued Tuesday...
Stoddard County murder suspect gives up parental rights (01/20/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bernie, Mo., man facing a possible death sentence if he is convicted of murder voluntarily gave up his parental rights to his young daughters Tuesday. Chief juvenile officer Michael Davis presented Juvenile Judge Joe Satterfield with pleadings that had been filed with the clerk. ...
Coal train derails in Sikeston (01/20/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad employees worked through Tuesday night to clear the damage from a train derailment that occurred Tuesday afternoon. At 4:49 p.m., the derailment of a southbound coal train en route to the Sikeston Power Plant was reported to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Bridge briefing set in Stoddard County (01/20/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house community briefing to discuss upcoming Safe & Sound bridge improvement projects in Stoddard County. The briefing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Bearcat Event Center at Dexter High School. Eight Stoddard County bridges are scheduled for replacement in 2011:n Highway 91 Little River...
MoDOT schedules Scott County briefing (01/20/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house community briefing to discuss upcoming Safe & Sound bridge improvement projects in Scott County. The briefing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at MoDOT's Southeast District Office in Sikeston. The Safe & Sound program began with 13 bridge projects scheduled for Scott County. ...
Sikeston teen injured in one-car accident (01/20/11)
MINER, Mo. -- 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 at 9:30 p.m. Buckley was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was not wearing a seat belt...
Incumbents and newcomers file for school board seats at Delta, Nell Holcomb (01/20/11)
Four people have filed for three positions on the Delta School Board. Incumbents Kenneth R. Cook and Troy A. Smith will face newcomers Scott A. Bond and Michelle Steimle for the three-year terms. In the Nell Holcomb School District, three people have filed for the three positions available. ...
Candidates file for governing boards in Scott County (01/20/11)
Five candidates have filed for three open seats on the Kelly School Board. Incumbents Tammy Wadlington and Greg Birk have filed for re-election. Dwight C. White, Charlana Dunn and Amy Tackett are also seeking spots on the board. Three candidates have field for three open seats on the Kelso C-7 school board. Incumbents Fred Higdon and Gary Reischman are seeking another term. Joe Dirnberger is seeking his first term on the school board...
Gov. Nixon proposes smaller state budget (01/20/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon proposed flat funding for public schools and cuts to colleges Wednesday while acknowledging during his annual State of the State speech that "times are tough" and even small job gains are cause for celebration...
Text of Republican response to State of State address (01/20/11)
Prepared text of Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's Republican response to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address Wednesday, as provided by the Republican Party. Good evening. I'm honored to have this opportunity to speak with you -- and all of the Missourians watching at home...
Text of Gov. Nixon's State of the State speech (01/20/11)
Prepared text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address Wednesday, as provided by the governor's office. ------ Thank you, legislative leaders, judges of the Missouri Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor Kinder, state officials, members of the General Assembly, members of my Cabinet, and my fellow Missourians...
Study IDs 9,400-year-old dog (01/20/11)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Nearly 10,000 years ago, man's best friend provided protection and companionship -- and an occasional meal. That's what researchers are saying after finding a bone fragment from what they are calling the earliest confirmed domesticated dog in the Americas...
Perryville's Baer is the Southeast Missourian player of the year (01/20/11)
The junior posted a .613 batting average and belted five home runs. She drove in 37 runs and finished with a 1.095 slugging percentage while throwing out 80 percent of would-be base stealers.
Central girls wear down Saxony Lutheran 46-29 (01/20/11)
The Saxony Lutheran Crusaders were poised to prove their recent 55-42 loss to Central in the Show Me Center Holiday Classic was a fluke. The Crusaders appeared to be on the right track after one quarter, but the Tigers used a strong final three quarters to bury Saxony and post a 46-29 victory at home Wednesday...
High school roundup: Hobbs, Troxel lead Jackson swimmers past Notre Dame (01/20/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Skyhawks crush visiting Southeast women 92-62 (01/20/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team entered Wednesday night's Ohio Valley Conference game winless on the road while Tennessee-Martin was undefeated at home. That trend continued as UTM blistered Southeast 92-62 in Martin, Tenn. UTM, which has won 11 straight home games dating back to last season, improved to 11-8 overall and 6-2 in OVC play. The Skyhawks are tied for second place in the 10-team league...
Southeast men to hit road for pair (01/20/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will try to break a two-game losing streak tonight when it faces a rejuvenated Tennessee-Martin squad. The tipoff in Martin, Tenn., is at 7 p.m. Southeast is 5-13 overall and 4-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Redhawks are tied for sixth in the 10-team league following last week's home setbacks to Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky...
Showing their spirit: Kelly High School cheerleaders (01/20/11)
They've been known to laugh uncontrollably -- daily. The Kelly High School varsity cheerleading team knows how to have fun. But when they step out on to the court, these cheerleaders are all business. Their coach, Nikie Burch, said they are extremely accomplished for their age. The nine-member squad is young, but what it lacks in experience it more than makes up for in passion...
Hooked on Science: Egg helmet shows how the brain can be protected (01/20/11)
Using a few ingredients from around the house, you can learn how to protect your brain from an injury. STEP 2: Using the newspaper, Styrofoam and tape, create an "egg helmet" for your egg. STEP 3: Place a piece of newspaper on the ground. Drop the egg on the newspaper. What happened?...
neXt up 1/20/11 (01/20/11)
What's happening this weekend
Finding the courage to draw (01/20/11)
This may not seem like a bold statement for someone who is actually good at drawing. But for me -- whose drawing skills do not exceed anything grander than notebook doodles -- is was a big deal. I hadn't taken an art class since the eighth grade, but because I am minoring in photography I had to take drawing I as a prerequisite to get into the actual photography classes. ...
Our river perceptions (01/20/11)
Jan. 20, 2011 Dear Julie, The spring semester has begun, but actual spring seems far away. The days are cold and gray, enclosing us, encouraging us to turn inward. Fog hid the river in a mystical shroud earlier this week. We don't call it the Mississippi River. It's just The River, a force in our lives that seems always to have been here...
Wayne Peters (01/20/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Wayne William Peters, 74, of Anna died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at his home. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna, with the Rev. Kathy Montira officiating. Burial will be in Davis Prairie Cemetery east of Marion, Ill. Military honors will be conducted by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna and Military Funeral Honors Team in Marion...
Geneva Sitze (01/20/11)
Geneva E. Sitze, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Eastern Star service will be at 7. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Mary Ziegler (01/20/11)
Mary Ann Ziegler, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Violet Bollinger (01/20/11)
Violet Barks Johnson Bollinger, 86, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, to John L. Barks and Ruby A. Johnson. She first married Willard Johnson in 1946. He preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1987. She then married Cletus Bollinger in 1992...
Mary Tilley-Niemann (01/20/11)
Mary Tilley-Niemann, 76, of Gordonville met her savior Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. She had moved to Jackson Manor last week. Mary was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Advance, Mo., to Riley and Mayme Wallace Schweain. She and James Tilley were married June 3, 1950. He passed away Aug. 25, 1995. She and Henry "Hank" Niemann were married May 20, 1998...
Gregory Miller (01/20/11)
Gregory Scott Miller, 45, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at his home. He was born June 19, 1965, in Paducah, Ky., to Gary Ronald and Dorothy S. Vandergriff Miller. He and Lisa Fay Lane were married April 22, 1989, at Pevely, Mo. Gregory was a 1983 graduate of Central High School. He also received certification as an emergency technician...
Nelda Roth (01/20/11)
Nelda Clara Katharine Roth, 100, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Mountain Home, Ark., entered heaven with family present Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at United Hospital in St. Paul. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, with visitation one hour before the service, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home. ...
Roy Hayes (01/20/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Roy C. Hayes, 92, of Poplar Bluff died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Sunrise on Clayton in St. Louis. He was born June 22, 1918, in Qulin, Mo. He had lived at Broseley and Poplar Bluff most of his life. He was a member of Poplar Bluff Division of CCC and had held several offices over the past 30 years. He was a volunteer tax preparer with AARP several years and was named Volunteer of the Year in 1996...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/20/11 (01/20/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/20/11 (01/20/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police report 1/20/11 (01/20/11)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 1/20/11 (01/20/11)
All federal, state and county government offices and banks and savings and loan institutions are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday; at Southeast Missouri State University, a program honoring the civil rights leader is held at noon in the University Center lobby; in the evening, a larger program is held in the University Center Ballroom, with the Rev. Cheviene Jones, pastor of St. Peters AME Church in St. Louis, as the keynote speaker...
150 years later: Our Civil War history (01/20/11)
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and events will commemorate that milestone here in Missouri and around the country. Our state was deeply divided during the Civil War, and the State Archives, a division of my office, is home to thousands of documents that tell the story of the war and the toll it took on so many families on and off the battlefield...
Scott City's success (01/20/11)
Schools are consistently looking for ways to prepare their students. And according to data from the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, several schools in Southeast Missouri are doing an excellent job at doing just that. While the statistics are not airtight -- they don't include all Missouri colleges -- the recent figures from the state board show that in 2009, Scott City students had the lowest incident rate in Missouri for taking remedial college courses. ...
Speak Out 1/20/11 (01/20/11)
IF there is a restaurant or gathering place you avoid because of secondhand smoke, send them a note. DO the Bill Presses and the Keith Olbermanns of this world truly not realize that their comments are as vitriolic and incendiary as any of the comments of those with whom they disagree and are attempting to demonize?...
Prayer 1/20/11 (01/20/11)
O Lord, thank you that by your stripes, we are healed. Amen.
Winter Stream (01/20/11)
General Watkins Conservation Area on a cold winter day
Cardinal (01/20/11)
A male Cardinal looks for seed on a snowy day.
Female Cardinal (01/20/11)
Looking for seed to eat on a snowy winter day .
Callie (01/20/11)
Callie Friese
SnOw DaY!!! (01/20/11)
Colton Callie and Cayden
Hunter and Holden Seabaugh (01/20/11)
Hunter and Holden 4-wheelin'
paper or plastic? (01/20/11)
My cat, Louie, helped himself to a nap in a shopping bag while I wrapped Christmas presents.
My grandson Travis and his snow buddy moe (01/20/11)
My grandson in the snow with his snow buddy moe
Cardinal in the Snow (01/20/11)
A male Cardinal at the Bird Feeder in the snow at Bent Creek.
Sledding (01/20/11)
Kaleb and Kyleigh sledding in the backyard.
Kade from Jackson enjoying the snowfall. (01/20/11)
Kade Groh is so happy it's snowing. He just moved to Missouri from Southern California. He was trying to taste the snow so I had to take a picture.
Snow Day-Doniphan, MO (01/20/11)
Dara, Sara, and Trey having fun in the snow
Pre-game NFC Championship Snowman (01/20/11)
Had a great time making the Packer snowman- just couldn't resist adding the Bear :-)
Snow Downtown (01/20/11)
Snow Downtown
Snow Stars (01/20/11)
Snow Stars
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